William J. Perry, MS, PhDMichael and Barbara Berberian Professor (emeritus) at FSI and Engineering and Co-Director of the Preventive Defense Project at CISAC; FSI Senior Fellow; CISAC Faculty Member
CISAC Faculty Member and former U.S. Secretary of Defense William J. Perry tells the story of how he became a nuclear weapons abolitionist. He recounts six personal experiences that led him to turn away from his lifelong career of developing and managing nuclear weapons, and pursue the goal of eliminating them. Read more »
'We still face grave nuclear dangers,' says ex-defense secretary at Stanford lectureCISAC in the news
William J. Perry says global nuclear reduction efforts have stalled and in some cases reversed. He argues progress on nuclear nonproliferation worldwide starts with the American public and Congress.
Two of CISAC's scholars, William J. Perry and Jeremy Weinstein, received honors in recognition of their groundbreaking work in international affairs. Read more »
CISAC in the news
Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, former scholar at CISAC and the Preventive Defense Project, starts today, April 8, as the White House Coordinator for Defense Policy, Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, and Arms Control. Read more »
In an homage to William J. Perry's lifetime commitment to national security, the National Defense University has renamed one of its major research centers the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, which will be known as the Perry Center. Read more »