(Washington, D.C., June 11, 2019) — The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) announced its class of 2019-2020 National Security Fellows. The class is comprised of bipartisan emerging policy professionals with a wide range of experience in government, military, journalism and the private sector.
FDD’s National Security Fellows Program (NSFP) provides exclusive opportunities to mid-career national security professionals, combining mentorship by FDD experts with a year-long slate of programming that includes off-the-record conversations with high-level government officials, leadership development training workshops and networking opportunities. The Fellows discuss pressing national security issues such as global terrorist networks, cyber warfare, the role of the U.S. in the Middle East and they participate in practical skill-building workshops.
This year’s class includes congressional staffers, executive branch officials, members of the military and experts from think tanks. They join a distinct alumni network of over 400 mid-career national security practitioners.
“We are pleased to welcome this exceptionally talented group of bipartisan national security practitioners into our fellows program,” said FDD’s Founder and President Clifford D. May. “This year’s class come from diverse professional and political backgrounds and each fellow has a commitment to leadership and national security. They represent the next generation of U.S. national security leaders and we look forward to providing them with opportunities that will help them rise through the ranks in their careers.”
2019-2020 National Security Fellows
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