March 29, 2007 | Press Release
FDD Academic Fellow Publishes New Book on Terrorism and Economic Theory
Steven Rosefielde, a 2005-2006 FDD Academic Fellow and Professor of Economics at the University of North Carolina, recently published a book, Masters of Illusion, which uses economic theory to evaluate current threat information and predict future attacks.
Rosefielde argues in his book that America requires a new security concept — what he calls “strategic independence” — to secure peace and groom a new generation of capable leaders.
FDD’s Academic Fellowship Program offers information to teaching professionals about the latest trends in terrorists' ideologies, motives, and operations. Taught in conjunction with Tel Aviv University, the course of study takes place in the classroom and in the field with lectures by academics, diplomats, military and intelligence officials, and politicians from Israel, Jordan, India, Turkey and the United States. It also features visits to military bases, border zones and other security installations to learn the practical side of deterring terrorist attacks. More than 120 professors at leading colleges and universities have served as FDD Academic fellows since the program began in 2003.