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Jun 15, 2018

The deadline to apply for the Strategy and Defense Policy Course course has been extended to July 1, 2018.

Jun 08, 2018

June 5-7, 2018, the Perry Center and the Panamanian Ministry of Public Security convened 70 security and defense professionals from 11 countries for a Central American Regional Seminar on Countering Transnational Threat Networks in Panama City, Panama.

Hemispheric Forum - Opiods Crisis
May 29, 2018

On Tuesday, May 15, 2018 the Perry Center (WJPC), in collaboration with The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), hosted a Hemispheric Forum on "National and International Efforts to Address the Opioid Crisis and Transnational Organized Crime." This full-d

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.


María Teresa Belandria
Ms. María Teresa Belandria
Visiting Fellow, Fulbright Scholar
William Godnick
Dr. William Godnick
Professor of Practice

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