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May 15, 2018

On Monday, May 14, 2018, two courses began at the Perry Center: Strategic Implications of Human Rights and the Rule of Law (HR/ROL) and Combating Transnational Organized Crime and Illicit Networks in the Americas (CTOC).

Public Service Recognition Week
May 08, 2018

By proclamation of President Trump, and Congressional Resolutions, this week is Public Service Recognition Week (#PSRW) to highlight the many sacrifices public servants at the local, state and federal levels make every day.  In recognition of the week, Perry Center employees we

Professor Jarrin
Apr 30, 2018

On Friday, April 27, 2018, former Perry Center Professor, Raúl Oswaldo Jarrín Román, was announced as Ecuador’s new Minister of Defense.

Welcome to William J. Perry Center



  • DPCT is a six-week specialized course subdivided into an initial four-week online phase followed by a two-week resident phase.

  • The course is tailored in response to the defense policy goals of the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Western Hemisphere Affairs and for Cyber Policy.

  • This course is tailored in response to the defense policy goals of the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Western Hemisphere Affairs, and the objectives of the Combatant Commands

  • The Washington Security and Defense Seminar allows participants to develop their knowledge and improve their analytical skills about the security and defense environment and the policy-making processes of Washington.

  • NOTE:
    The course dates and application period are tentative. If/when the dates change, this page will be updated to reflect the change.

    The objective of the CDSC is to help participants develop and expand their competence in analyzing issues and working with policy, strategy, planning, and resource management in the security and defense sectors.



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, Occasional Papers, and the newly created Proceedings, 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.


William Godnick
Dr. William Godnick
Professor of Practice
Alejandra Bolaños
Dr. Alejandra Bolaños
Associate Professor

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