The Peres Academic Center (Hebrew: המרכז האקדמי פרס Ha-Merkaz ha-Akademi Peres) is a private, not-for-profit, nonsectarian college in Rehovot, Israel. It was founded in 2006 by Ofra Elul, who serves today as chair of the Center. The president of the Center is Prof. Ron Shapiro and the rector is Prof. Amos Drori. In 2008 it was recognized by the Council for Higher Education in Israel. In 2013 former US president Bill Clinton gave a speech in the Center.