Welcome to William J. Perry Center


  • Jun 03, 2019
    Today, the 2019 Managing Security and Defense (MSD) Senior Executive Seminar opened at the Perry Center. MSD is a week-long senior executive seminar whose content is tailored in response to the...
  • May 23, 2019
    On Tuesday, May 14 2019, the Ecuadorian National War College made a stop at the Perry Center on their visit to the United States. The group was greeted by Perry Center Director LTG (ret.) Frederick...
  • May 22, 2019
    Dr. Fabiana Sofia Perera, Assistant Research Fellow, participated in the 2019 SMA Conference, "The Evolving Anatomy of Conflict in a Dynamically Changing World" at Joint Base Andrews on May 21, 2019...
  • May 17, 2019
    Dr. Fabiana Perera, Assistant Research Fellow at the William J Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, addressed an audience of approximately 25 students enrolled the Peruvian Navy's...


  • Current complex security challenges call for solid and well-governed institutions. Therefore, producing good governance in the defense and security institutions – a complex task in and of itself – must become a state priority.

  • 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. The course is focused on deepening the understanding of the participants of the global cyber environment from two perspectives, national state power and competitiveness. The course seeks to teach senior national leaders how to make informed decisions on cyber policy, strategy and planning within a national state power framework.

  • 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 WSDS Seminar is designed to provide knowledge on the development of security and defense policies in the United States of America.

  • Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCOs) pose security and defense threats to all democratic countries in the Western Hemisphere. As such, the CTTN course seeks to identify and analyze strategies and policies that help



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.


Alejandro Alemán
Mr. Alejandro Alemán
Professor of Practice
Carlos Ojeda
Dr. Carlos Ojeda Bennett
Adjunct Professor

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