The James B. Duke Professor of Law and Political Science at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, USA, Donald L. Horowitz, is visiting Sri Lanka on a short visit.
During his stay, Prof. Horowitz will deliver lectures at the University of Peradeniya and the International Centre for Ethnic Studies (ICES), Colombo.
The lecture at the University of Peradeniya is titled “Ethnic power sharing in theory and practice” and will be held at the Arts Faculty Seminar Room on Monday, 27 January at 3.00 p.m. and the Colombo lecture is titled “The many of functions of federalism and devolution,” at the ICES Auditorium, 2, Kynsey Terrace, Colombo 8 on Friday, 31 January at 4.00 p.m. In 2001, Professor Horowitz was Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics, and in 2001-02, he was a Carnegie Scholar. In 2009, he was presented with the Distinguished Scholar Award of Ethnicity, Nationalism and Migration Section of the International Studies Association.
Prof. Horowitz is the author of seven books: The Court of Social Policy (1977), Coup Theories and Officers’ Motives: Sri Lanka in Comparative Perspective (1980); Ethnic Groups in Conflict (1985, 2000); A Democratic South Africa? Constitutional Engineering in a Divided Society (1991); The Deadly Ethnic Riot (2001); and Constitutional Change and Democracy in Indonesia (2013). Prof. Horowitz is currently writing a book about constitutional design particularly for divided societies, a subject on which he has advised in a number of countries.