Joseph J. Kruzel Memorial Lecture
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006
Mershon Center for International Security Studies
1501 Neil Ave., Columbus, OH 43201
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William Perry is the Michael and Barbara Berberian Professor at Stanford University, with a joint appointment at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and the School of Engineering. He serves as co-director of the Preventive Defense Project, a research collaboration of Stanford and Harvard universities.
Perry was the 19th U.S. Secretary of Defense, serving from February 1994 to January 1997. He previously served as Deputy Secretary of Defense (1993-94) and as Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (1977-81). Perry is on the board of directors of several high-tech companies and is chairman of Global Technology Partners.
Among other publications, Perry is co-author of To the Brink of Peace: New Challenges in Inter-Korean Economic Cooperation and Integration (with Henry S. Rowen, Bradley Babson, Nicholas Eberstadt, Peter Hayes, Jeong-Woo Kil, Won Bae Kim, Lawrence J. Lau, and Kiseok Lee; Shorenstein APARC, 2001), and Preventive Defense: A New Security Strategy for America (with Ashton B. Carter; Brookings, 1999).
Perry has received numerous awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1997), the Department of Defense Distinguished Service Medal (1980 and 1981), and Outstanding Civilian Service Medals from the Army (1962 and 1997), the Air Force (1997), the Navy (1997), the Defense Intelligence Agency (1977 and 1997), NASA (1981) and the Coast Guard (1997). He received the American Electronic Association's Medal of Achievement (1980), the Eisenhower Award (1996), the Marshall Award (1997), the Forrestal Medal (1994), and the Henry Stimson Medal (1994). The National Academy of Engineering selected him for the Arthur Bueche Medal in 1996. He has received awards from the enlisted personnel of the Army, Navy, and the Air Force. He has received decorations from the governments of Albania, Bahrain, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Korea, Poland, Slovenia, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.
Perry has a B.S. and M.S. from Stanford University and a Ph.D. from Penn State, all in mathematics.
Michael and Barbara Berberian Professor, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and School of Engineering, Stanford University; former U.S. Secretary of Defense