Given the many remarkable achievements of Stanford Engineering alumni and faculty, The School of Engineering has introduced a program to honor the men and women responsible for great technical advances that make human, social and economic progress possible. Stanford Engineering Heroes embodies all that the school stands for: innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership, and world-class teaching and research.
William J. Perry on Energy, National Security and Technology
Thursday, October 10, 2013 | 7:00 pm Pacific Time
Join us the evening of October 10 for a talk by William J. Perry, former U.S. secretary of defense and a Stanford Engineering Hero. Perry, who is known internationally for his many contributions to international security, will share his thoughts around around Energy, National Security and Technology.
William Perry was secretary of defense of the United States from February 1994 to January 1997, deputy secretary of defense from 1993 to 1994 and under secretary of defense for research and engineering from 1977 to 1991. He is known internationally to the arms control community for his many contributions to international security. At Stanford, he is the Michael and Barbara Berberian Professor (emeritus), a senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute (FSI) and Director of the Preventive Defense Project, and a former co-director of the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC). He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1997 and was named Knight Commander of the British Empire in 1998. Former Secretary Perry's many other honors include being elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has a BS and MS from Stanford and a PhD from Pennsylvania State University, all in mathematics.
The lecture will be broadcast online at no charge. If you would like to view the live broadcast, please register below so that we can send you the link prior to the event.
This free, one-hour lecture is hosted online by the Stanford Center for Professional Development on Thursday, October 10 at 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time.
Steps to Register
- Scroll down to the course section at the bottom of the page
- Click on the red "Enroll in this Section" button
- Click on the gold "View Cart" link located in the upper right-hand corner
- Continue with the checkout process by filling out the required information * note: there is no fee for this online lecture
- A day or two before the lecture, there will be a link accessable via your mystanfordconnection account. You will also be emailed the link.
- 15 minutes prior to the lecture, the link will go live.