CC History Professor Dennis Showalter has been named a 2013-14 Academic Fellow with the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies in Washington, D.C. Showalter will travel to Israel in June for an intensive course in terrorism studies, and in particular, how democracies can defeat the worldwide terrorist threat.
The FDD Academic Fellows program provides a 10-day learning experience to U.S. –based teaching and research professionals to provide them with cutting edge information about defeating terrorist groups. The 2013 program, which will be conducted at Tel Aviv University from June 16 to June 25, includes lectures by academics, military and intelligence officials, and diplomats from Israel, Jordan, India, and the United States. It also includes hands-on experience through visits to police, customs and immigration facilities, military bases, and border zones to learn the practical side of deterring and defeating terrorists. The ultimate goal is to educate participants about the threat of terrorism and how democratic states combat it.
Showalter is past president of the Society for Military History and joint editor of War in History. He has written or edited two dozen books and approximately 150 articles. Recent monographs include “The Wars of German Unification,” “Patton and Rommel: Men of War in the Twentieth Century,” and “Hitler’s Panzers.” He joined the Colorado College faculty in 1969, and specializes in modern European history and comparative military history.