Donald Horowitz

  • James B. Duke Professor of Law and Political Science, Duke University

Donald L. Horowitz is the James B. Duke Professor of Law and Political Science at Duke University.  Professor Horowitz has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago Law School and at the Central European University; and a Visiting Fellow at Wolfson College, Cambridge, at the Law Faculty of the University of Canterbury in New Zealand; and at Universiti Kebangsaan in Malaysia.  In 2009, he will be awarded the Distinguished Scholar Award of the Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Migration Section of the International Studies Association.

Professor Horowitz is currently writing a book about constitutional design, particularly for divided societies, a subject on which he has advised in a number of countries.  His book on the making of Indonesia’s constitutional democracy is nearing completion.  Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1993, he is currently President of the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy and is a member of the Secretary of State’s bipartisan Advisory Committee on Democracy Promotion.