Alumni Profile – Dave Forsythe

Dave ForsytheDave Forsythe followed up his Wake Forest BA (‘64) with a Princeton PhD and then spent 42 years in the classroom teaching International Relations. He retired from regular teaching in May 2010. His main interests were human rights, the UN, international law, US foreign policy, and Red Cross diplomacy. In 2008 he held the Fulbright Distinguished Research Chair in Human Rights and International Studies in Copenhagen. The American Political Science Association named him a Distinguished Scholar in Human Rights, and the International Studies Association gave him the Quincy Wright Award for lifetime achievements. Among his recent and forthcoming publications are books on human rights, US treatment of prisoners after 9/11, and Red Cross humanitarian policy. At the University of Nebraska where he taught for 37 years one now finds the Forsythe Family Program in Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs. [posted January 2011]

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