Alan Dowd

Alan DowD

Senior Fellow | Center for America's Purpose

Senior Fellow Alan W. Dowd heads the Center for America’s Purpose (CAP) at Sagamore Institute. CAP was launched in 2014 to promote America’s leadership role in the world through published work and policy speeches. In addition, Dowd manages and authors Sagamore’s Project Fortress blog, which explores the intersection of faith, liberty and security, and he serves as curator of Sagamore’s Pathfinder project, which is a storehouse of the “essentials” for understanding the evolution of U.S. foreign and defense policy. Focusing on U.S. foreign policy, national defense and international security, Dowd’s award-winning writing appears in a number leading publications, including: American Outlook, Military Officer, The American, Claremont Review of Books, American Legion MagazineAmerican Institute for Economic ResearchInstitute for Faith, Work and EconomicsPolicy Review, Journal of Diplomacy & International Relations, Providence, Current, Parameters, Fraser Forum, World Politics Review, Washington Times, Real Clear Defense, Baltimore Sun, Washington Examiner, Detroit News, Sacramento Bee, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Indianapolis Star, Wall Street Journal Europe, Jerusalem Post, Financial Times Deutschland, National Post, and the online editions of the American Interest, Weekly Standard and National Review.

Dowd is a contributing editor with the journal Providence; serves as a contributing editor and columnist with the American Legion Magazine, where he writes the Landing Zone column; and has served as an adjunct professor at Butler University and Anderson University, designing and teaching upper-level courses on American foreign policy. Dowd also holds senior fellow posts with the Fraser Institute and the American Security Council Foundation. A founding member of Sagamore’s leadership team, Dowd shouldered a number of day-to-day management and research roles during Sagamore’s early years, before focusing his professional energies on his own writing in 2007. Dowd has been a guest on Fox News Channel’s “Fox and Friends” and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s “Counterpoint.” In addition, he has been interviewed by The Washington Times, The Financial Post (Canada), The National Post (Canada), CBN, CFAX Radio (Vancouver), Cox News Service, WISH-TV (CBS affiliate, Indianapolis), WXIN-TV (Fox affiliate, Indianapolis), KPLS Radio (Los Angeles), WTIC Radio (Connecticut) and WIBC Radio (Indianapolis).