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William Bendix

William Bendix

William Bendix

Assistant Professor


College of Arts and Sciences


William Bendix (Ph.D. University of British Columbia) is Assistant Professor of International Relations and Intelligence at Dakota State University. He teaches courses in cyber politics, world politics, and US national security law. His research primarily focuses on Congress and the development of intelligence, antiterrorism, and foreign policy legislation. His scholarly articles have appeared in Political Research Quarterly, Legislative Studies Quarterly, International Politics, and others. He has also published articles on surveillance legislation in the Washington Post and the Brookings Institution’s Issues in Government Studies. He is currently completing a book manuscript that investigates the development and implementation of post-9/11 surveillance laws, including the Patriot Act, the FISA Amendments Act, and the USA Freedom Act.


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