Coates accepted as Academic Fellow with Foundation for Defense of Democracies

Posted April 25, 2012

Professor and chair of political science Dr. Neal Coates has been accepted as a 2012-13 academic fellow of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies in Washington, D.C. As an academic fellow, Coates will be a part of discussions and research concerning terrorist issues and attend the Academic Fellowship Program. This will allow him to become an expert on terrorist issues and share his knowledge with the ACU community.

The 11th FDD Academic Fellowship Program takes place in Israel from May 27 - June 6. It consists of an intensive series of lectures by academics, diplomats and military officials from India, Israel, Jordan, Turkey and the United States as well as field trips to military, police and border facilities throughout Israel. The ultimate goal is to educate participants about the threat of terrorism and how democratic states combat it.

FDD is a non-profit, non-partisan think tank based in Washington, D.C. that seeks to educate Americans about the terrorist threat to democracies worldwide. FDD produces independent analyses of global terrorist threats that explore the historical, cultural, philosophical and ideological factors that drive terrorism and threaten the individual freedoms guaranteed within democratic societies.

Visit ACU's Department of Political Science or FDD's website for more information.