Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame
Alan Dowty is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame. He is a graduate of Shimer College and the University of Chicago, where he received his Ph.D. in 1963. In 1963-1975 he was on the faculty of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, during which time he served as Executive Director of the Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations and Chair of the Department of International Relations. Since 1975 he has been based at the University of Notre Dame. In 2003-2006 Professor Dowty was the first holder of the Kahanoff Chair in Israeli Studies at the University of Calgary, and in 2005-2007 he was President of the Association for Israel Studies. He has published widely, and lectured in over 20 countries, on the Arab-Israel conflict, Israeli politics, and U.S. foreign policy. Among his books are basic texts on Israeli society and politics (The Jewish State: A Century Later) and on the Arab-Israel conflict (Israel/Palestine, 3rd edition 2012)).