Nebraska Authors

David P. Forsythe

Born 1941 NC (USA)

David P. Forsythe, was the Charles J. Mach Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. During his academic career, Dr. Forsythe was the author or editor of many books.

Places Lived

Winston-Salem, NC
Princeton, NJ
Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Political Science


Bachelor of Arts Degree, 1964, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
Master of Arts Degree, 1966, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Ph.D. of Philosophy, 1968, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ


Professor of Political Science, retired
Consultant, Henry Dunant Institute, Geneva, SWITZERLAND
Consultant, Joint Committee for the Reappraisal of the Red Cross
Fulbright Senior Research Chair in Human Rights and International Studies at the Danish Institute of International Studies, Copenhagen, DENMARK
Visiting Professor

Places Worked

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Danish Institute of International Studies, Copenhagen, DENMARK
Human Rights Institute, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT


Dauer Prize for book Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy: Congress Reconsidered
The Quincy Wright Distinguished Scholar Award from the Mid-West Section of the International Studies Association, 2003
The Human Rights Section of the American Political Science Associated named him a Distinguished Scholar in 2007


Human Rights Committee of the International Political Science Association, President
International Studies Association, Vice President
Committee on Scientific Freedom and Responsibility, Member
American Association for the Advancement of Science, Member


Human Rights and World Politics. 1983.
American Foreign Policy in an Uncertain World. 1984.
Human Rights and World Politics. 1989. (2nd edition)
Human Rights and Development: International Views. 1989.
The Internationalization of Human Rights. 1991.
Human Rights and Peace: International and National Dimensions. 1993.
The United Nations and Changing World Politics. 1994. (with Thomas Weiss)
Human Rights in International Relations. 2000.
The Humanitarians. 2005.
The Politics of Prisoner Abuse: The United States and Enemy Prisoners After 9/11. 2011.
American Exceptionalism Reconsidered: U.S. Foreign Policy, Human Rights, and World Order. 2016. (with Patrice MacMahon)

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