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David P. Forsythe

University Professor of Political Science, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

David P. Forsythe is University Professor and Charles J. Mach Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Between 1993 and 1998, he served as Department Chair — and has held postdoctoral fellowships at Princeton and Yale and visiting professorships at universities in Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands and Switzerland.

Mr. Forsythe has been a consultant to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, as well as to the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees.

He has also served as President of the Human Rights Committee of the International Political Science Association, Vice President of the International Studies Association — and a member of the Committee on Scientific Freedom and Responsibility of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

He has published more than 75 articles on different aspects of international relations. In 2003, he was awarded the Quincy Wright Distinguished Scholar Award.

Mr. Forsythe has an MA and a PHD from Princeton University and a Bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University.

Articles by David P. Forsythe

Exploring American Exceptionalism (Part II)

Has American exceptionalism served as a foundation both for isolationism — and unilateralism?

July 18, 2007

Exploring American Exceptionalism (Part I)

Has the concept of American exceptionalism served as a guiding principle throughout U.S. history?

July 17, 2007