The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) is a policy institute focusing on foreign policy and national security. Founded in 2001, FDD combines policy research, democracy and counterterrorism education, strategic communications and investigative journalism in support of its mission to promote pluralism, defend democratic values and fight the ideologies that drive terrorism. FDD transforms ideas into action and policy by focusing its efforts where opinions are formed and decisions are made. FDD holds events throughout the year, including the Leading Thinkers series, briefings on Capitol Hill, expert roundtables for public officials, diplomats and military officers, book releases, and panel discussions and debates within the policy community.
Areas of focus
Founder gender: All male
Leader gender: Male Leader(s) (2022): N/A
Leader gender: N/A Leader(s) (2021): Clifford D. May
Leader gender: Male