CSUB professor selected for fellowship in Israel

May 8, 2008
Kathy Miller, 661/654-2456, kmiller26@csub.edu or
Michele Newel, 661/654-2720, mnewell1@csub.edu

Rachel Bzostek, a California State University, Bakersfield political science professor, has been named a 2008-09 academic fellow with the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies in Washington, D.C.

Bzostek will travel to Israel June 9-20 and participate in a series of intensive lectures given by colleagues, diplomats and military personnel from India, Israel, Jordan, Turkey and the United States. The FDD fellows will tour military, police and immigration facilities throughout Israel.

At CSUB Bzostek teaches American government and defense policy classes and conducts research in areas including American foreign policy, and Mid-East politics.

"This trip is a fantastic opportunity to bring back information from people we meet," said Bzostek.

Bzostek is not new to the Middle East. She lived in Israel for three years and hopes to see how things have changed.

FDD is a non-profit, non-partisan think tank that educates Americans about terrorist threats to democracies worldwide. FDD produces independent analysis of global terrorist threats that explore the historical, cultural, philosophical and ideological factors that fuel terrorism.

For additional information, contact Bzostek at 654-2552.