Fellowship Leads to Israel
Jones, a professor of criminal justice studies at East
CarolinaUniversity, will travel to Israel this summer as a fellow with
the Mark Jones, a professor of criminal justice studies at East
Carolina University, will travel to Israel this summer as a fellow with
the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies.
The program, Defending Democracy, Defeating Terrorism, features an
intensive, 10-day course on terrorism and the threat it poses to
democratic societies. The program is taught in conjunction with Tel
Aviv University and takes place May 27 to June 7.
Forty-five fellows were accepted from colleges and universities
across the United States. The course of study takes place in the
classroom and in the field and features 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. The fellowship aims to train participants as
resources on the subject of terrorism.
After September 11, 2001, I, like a lot of academics in
criminal justice and other disciplines, felt compelled to
develop my knowledge on this topic, said Jones, who teaches a graduate
course titled Criminal Justice and Terrorism.
I hope that what I learn there can be imparted to the students I teach here at ECU, he said.
I also hope this will enhance my research agenda, both by learning
more about the subject and through the contacts I will make.