Executive Profiles

Lawrence Muscant, SVP at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies

Lawrence Muscant



Lawrence Muscant, SVP at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies

Lawrence Muscant joined the Foundation for Defense of Democracies in January 2014 as its senior vice president.

FDD is a nonprofit think tank focused on national security and foreign policy research. Since its founding after the 9/11 attacks, FDD has worked with the Bush, Obama, Trump and Biden administrations.

The organization’s work includes conducting non-partisan research, identifying illicit activities and providing policy options to strengthen U.S. national security, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Muscant’s organizational profile shows that he is often invited to deliver talks about the Arab-Israeli conflict and Middle East history.

Previously, he was the executive director of The David Project, a Boston-based research organization that shapes campus opinion on Israel and the Middle East.

He is also a former lecturer at Boston University and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. While working at these universities, he taught the Arab-Israeli conflict course.

At one point in his career, he served as a branding campaign consultant for the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Muscant graduated from Concordia University with a bachelor’s degree in political science. He also attended Carleton University, where he completed his master’s degree in political science and took on Ph.D. coursework for international relations and comparative politics.

He holds a certification in capital markets and portfolio management from the New York Institute of Finance and professional fundraising certification from Boston University.

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