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FAU Political Science Professor Jeffrey Morton Named Foreign Policy Association Fellow

BOCA RATON, Fla. (November 1, 2013) – Jeffrey S. Morton, Ph.D., professor of political science in Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, has been named a Fellow at the Foreign Policy Association. The Foreign Policy Association (FPA) was founded in 1918 to promote a broad public understanding of American foreign policy through scholarship and teaching.

Morton will deliver the lecture “The Role of Diplomacy in 20th Century American Foreign Policy” on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 3:30 p.m. in the University Theatre, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at or by calling 800-564-9539.

In 2012, Morton received the Foreign Policy Association Medal at the World Leadership Forum Dinner in New York City. Past recipients of this award include U.S. President Bill Clinton, U.S. Secretaries of State Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright, and U.S. Secretary of Defense William Cohen.

Morton specializes in international law and diplomacy. He received his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina with a specialization in international law. Morton also has published three books, numerous journal entries, organized two major conferences at FAU, and founded the FAU Diplomacy Program, which has received many top awards. 


Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit

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