Welcome to William J. Perry Center



  • Participants should be able to contribute to the general objectives of Rule of Law (ROL), Armed Forces and Defense Policy at both the personal and institutional level, acquiring and/or improving the following functional competencies:

    • Identifying and examining ROL topics most relevant to the defense sector and armed forces in the Western Hemisphere.
  • The course explores the increasing challenges to cyber security at the national, international and transnational levels. This is a comprehensive, non-technical course, for government and private sector cyber professionals.

  • This Cyber Policy Development course is specially designed for English-speaking countries of the Caribbean and focuses on the understanding of cybersecurity, specifically in the area of critical infrastructures that, for geographical and developmental reasons, are of major importance to the sub-region, and the vulnerability they represent as elements that are vital to the survival of these countries.

  • The principal objective of this course is to offer participants the theoretical foundations and analytical tools to help them develop and/or expand their ability to be active participants in the processes of security and defense strategy and policy formulation, decision-making, implementation, and control and oversight.

  • The Defense Governance Course 2021 is a virtual 40-hour course that explores relevant concepts, institutions, norms, values, processes, and methodologies related to the functioning and effectiveness of defense governance within a democratic state.



The Perry Center publishes original works by faculty, staff, alumni, and international colleagues through a variety of print and digital outlets. The current lineup of publications includes Regional Insights and Occasional Papers, as well as special reports and books. We welcome submissions in English and Spanish for any of the publication types. We also feature the work of our faculty and staff published by external entities.


Patrick Paterson
Commander (ret.) Patrick Paterson
Professor of Practice
David Spencer
Dr. David Spencer
Associate Professor

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