PUBLISHED:March 10, 2009

Professor Donald L. Horowitz receives 2009 ENMISA Distinguished Scholar Award

March 10, 2009 — The Ethnicity, Nationalism and Migration section of the International Studies Association (ENMISA) recently honored Professor Donald L. Horowitz at its annual convention in New York City. The James B. Duke Professor of Law and Political Science, Horowitz received the 2009 ENMISA Distinguished Scholar Award for his contributions to the study of ethnicity, nationalism, and migration. A roundtable was held in his honor.

“You present a clear example of excellence in all components of the tribute criteria,” wrote University of New Hampshire Professor Alynna Lyon, ENMISA past-chair and a member of the Distinguished Scholar Committee, in notifying Horowitz of the honor.

Horowitz has written extensively on the problems of divided societies and issues related to constitution building. His books include The Deadly Ethnic Riot (2001), Ethnic Groups in Conflict (1985; 2d ed. 2000), and A Democratic South Africa? Constitutional Engineering in a Divided Society (1991), and he has published an extensive study of Islamic law and the theory of legal change. He has consulted widely on institutions and policies that might be adopted to promote democracy and reduce ethnic strife in conflict areas throughout the world. Horowitz is a member of the Secretary of State’s bipartisan Advisory Committee on Democracy Promotion and is president of the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy.