Kleinberg Receives Academic Fellowship in Terrorism Studies

Monday, May 20, 2013

UNCW's Remonda Kleinberg has been named a 2013-14 Academic Fellow by the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD), a non-partisan policy institute headquartered in Washington, D.C. Kleinberg is a Professor of Political Science, International Relations and International Law in the UNCW Department of Public and International Affairs and serves as Graduate Coordinator and Faculty Advisor for the Graduate Program in Conflict Management and Resolution.

"Terrorism remains the greatest threat today to the world's democracies, including the United States and our allies around the globe," said Clifford May, President of FDD. "To win the war against terrorism, we must win the war of ideas by promoting democracy and defeating the totalitarian ideologies that drive and justify terrorism."

The FDD Academic Fellows program is a hands-on learning experience for teaching and research professionals that provides them with cutting-edge information about defeating terrorist groups. Kleinberg will travel to Tel Aviv University in Israel to participate in an intense course in terrorism studies from June 16 to June 25. The curriculum will emphasize how democracies can defeat the worldwide terrorist threat and will include lectures by academic, military and intelligence officials and international diplomats. Participants will also visit police, customs and immigration facilities, military bases and border zones.

Kleinberg said she feels "incredibly honored and excited," to receive the fellowship. "This fellowship comes at an extremely opportune time since I am working on a book on International Instruments of Conflict Resolution which focuses on Israel. Hence, some of my time there will be doing research. The fellowship will help put me in touch with key people and resources," she states.