WFU guest lecturers to discuss nation building in Iraq, Afghanistan

Donald Horowitz, professor of law and political science at Duke University, and Andrew Reynolds, associate professor of political science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will discuss “Nation Building in Iraq and Afghanistan: The Challenges Ahead” at Wake Forest University at 7:30 p.m. today. The free, public lecture will be held in Pugh Auditorium in Benson University Center.

The lecture, sponsored by the university’s political science department, is the first in a series planned around the theme “Nation Building and National Identity.” The series is funded through an endowment created by C.H. Richards, founder of Wake Forest’s political science department.

Horowitz, an expert on constitutions and Islamic law, is the author of numerous books, including “The Courts and Social Policy,” “Ethnic Groups in Conflict” and “The Deadly Ethnic Riot.” He has been consulted widely on the problems of divided societies and on policies to reduce ethnic conflict in such locations as Russia, Romania, Nigeria, Tatarstan and Northern Ireland.

Reynolds, who has focused his work on transitions to democracy, has been a constitutional consultant to several constitution writing endeavors in Africa. He recently advised on the writing of the new Afghan constitution.

To arrange coverage, contact Jacob McConnico at mcconnjn@nullwfu.edu or 336-758-5237.

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