Duncan M. Perry, Ph.D. is a specialist on Southeastern Europe. He is the author of two books on Balkan History, one on Macedonia's late 19th and early 20th century struggle for independence, The Politics of Terror: The Macedonian Revolutionary Movements, 1893-1903, the other on Bulgaria, Stefan Stambolov and the Emergence of Modern Bulgaria, 1870-1895. Duncan has also published more than sixty topical and analytical articles on Balkan and East European history and current affairs.
With the fall of the Berlin Wall, Duncan was appointed a senior Balkan analyst and later Director of Analytical Research at the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Research Institute in Munich, Germany. Subsequently, he was the founding Executive Director of the Open Media Research Institute (OMRI) in Prague in the Czech Republic. Both of these organizations were think tanks dedicated to understanding the transition from communism to whatever was coming next in the countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Both organizations published daily and weekly or biweekly authoritative reports and analyses concerning developments and events in these regions.
Duncan earned a PhD. in Balkan History at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Now retired, his last post was as a professor of history and dean of the College of Graduate and Continuing Education at the University of Scranton.
Duncan has been associated with the Macedonian Arts Council since 2003 and has served as a co-author and script advisor for an upcoming biographical documentary about the Macedonian-American journalist and author, Stoyan Christowe.