Alan Dowty

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Alan Dowty
Alan Dowty Shimer College Chicago 2008.jpg
Alan Dowty in 2008.
Born (1940-01-15) January 15, 1940 (age 77)
Occupation Professor emeritus
Education BA, MA, Ph.D.
Alma mater Shimer College; University of Chicago
Genre nonfiction
Subject international relations

Alan Dowty (born January 15, 1940) is an American author and Professor of Political Science Emeritus, University of Notre Dame.[1] He was formerly Kahanoff Chair Professor of Israel Studies at the University of Calgary, 2003-2006, and President of the Association for Israel Studies, 2005-2007.

His recent work focuses on Israeli politics and the Arab-Israeli conflict.[2][3]

Ira Sharkansky of The Hebrew University calls Dowty's "The Jewish State: A Century Later," "the most thorough and sensitive assessment of Israel's democracy that I have seen."[4]

Early life and education[edit]

Dowty earned a B.A. from Shimer College (1959) and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago (1963). He returned to Shimer to teach for a time in 1966, and as of 2010 is the vice president of the Shimer College Alumni Association.[5]



  1. ^ "Alan Dowty". Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Welcome to Israel / Palestine online by Alan Dowty". Archived from the original on 27 January 2014. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Is Israel Democratic? Substance and Semantics in the "Ethnic Democracy" Debate". Project muse. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  4. ^ Mendelsohn, Ezra (1999). ?. Oxford University Press. p. 263. 
  5. ^ "Alumni Association Board of Directors". Retrieved 2010-04-24. 

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