Donald L. Horowitz

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Donald L. Horowitz (born 1939) is James B. Duke Professor of Law and Political Science at Duke Law School and Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, United States.

He earned his PhD from Harvard University in 1968 and also holds degrees from Syracuse University. He is a specialist in the study of ethnic conflict and author of the books Ethnic Groups in Conflict (California University Press, 1985), A Democratic South Africa? Constitutional Engineering in a Divided Society (California University Press, 1991) and The Deadly Ethnic Riot (California University Press, 2001). He has acted as a consultant on the problems of divided societies and on policies to reduce ethnic conflict in locations including Russia, Romania, Nigeria, Tatarstan and Northern Ireland. In 2006, Horowitz was appointed to Secretary of State's Advisory Committee on Democracy Promotion.[1]

Prior to his appointment at Duke, Horowitz was employed as a lawyer at the Department of Justice and undertook research at the Harvard Center for International Affairs, the Woodrow Wilson Center, the Brookings Institution and the Smithsonian Institution. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is awarded a 2013 Berlin Prize Fellowship at the American Academy in Berlin.

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