CSU’s Dolan Selected for Exclusive Fellowship in Terrorism Studies

Thomas P. DolanCOLUMBUS, Ga. - Columbus State University political science professor Tom Dolan has been selected to participate in a unique program that focuses on the threat of terrorism to democracy.

As a 2011-2012 Academic Fellow with the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, Dolan will travel to Israel for an intensive June 11-22 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 immigration facilities throughout Israel.

The goal is to educate participants about terrorism and how democratic states combat the threat.

FDD is a Washington-based non-profit, non-partisan think tank that seeks to educate Americans about the terrorist threat to democracies worldwide. The organization also 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.

Dolan, who earned his master's degree in national security affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., was a Naval flight officer and also served in Army and Air Force commands. He is currently interim chair of CSU’s Department of Political Science and MPA Program.

In July, he will direct a CSU Study Abroad course on “Islam in Europe“ in Oxford, England.  He will be teaching courses on American Defense Policy and National Security Policy at Columbus State in the fall semester.