"Dismantling the WMD Question," Belfer Center Directors' Lunch with Dr. William Perry, Senior Fellow Hoover Institute, former Secretary of Deference and Co-director of the Preventitive Defense Project.

Secretary Perry was the 19th U.S. Secretary of Defense, serving from February 1994 to January 1997.  He previously served as Deputy Secretary of Defense (1993-1994) and as Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (1977-1981).  He is an expert in U.S. foreign policy, national security and arms control.

William Perry also has a strong background in the private sector, academia and in the military.  He is on the board of directors of several emerging high-tech companies and is chairman of Global Technology Partners. Previously he has served as Founder and President of ESL Inc. (1964-1977); Executive Vice-President of Hambrecht & Quist Inc. (1981-1985); and Founder and Chairman of Technology Strategies & Alliances (1985-1993).

William Perry is the Michael and Barbara Berberian Professor at Stanford University, with a joint appointment at FSI and the School of Engineering. He is a Senior Fellow at FSI and serves as Co-Director of the Preventive Defense Project.