Hemispheric Forums


In 2011, the Perry Center instituted the Hemispheric Forum, an educational and outreach initiative designed to take advantage of the abundance of security and defense subject-matter experts and the community of interest in the Washington, D.C., area. The Forum follows a standard panel discussion format centered on a revolving slate of timely and important topics, with panelists representing the top of the field from government, think tanks, and academia. Each Forum event is open to the public and live-streamed online so that it can reach the widest possible audience. Most past Hemispheric Forum recordings are available at our Video Library. So far, the Hemispheric Forum has been a standout success in the Perry Center’s repertoire of educational tools, and the transcripts and papers produced by both panelists and Forum attendees have been published both within the Perry Center and in other prestigious outlets.

Archived copies of past Hemispheric Forums can be found in our video library

22 June, 2016
1:30PM – 4:30PM

LGBT Personnel in the Armed Forces:
Advancing a Position of Inclusivity and Embracing Diversity

Wish to attend in person?
If you would like to attend any of the Hemispheric Forums, please click on one of the links above to the respective events. From there, you can access the registration link.

Unable to attend in person but wish to view it live or after the fact?
The Hemispheric Forum will be broadcast live and recorded for people who didn’t have the chance to physically attend or view the live broadcast. Please follow the links below to view the Hemispheric Forum. The Perry Center usually provides simultaneous interpretation in Spanish for the event.

[English]   [Spanish]

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