Dr. David Forsythe is widely regarded as having been among the first to help establish the study of human rights and humanitarian affairs in the disciplines of political science and international relations. He enjoys travel, often in Europe but also in the U.S, especially the National Parks.
- International Human Rights
- International Law and Organization
- American Foreign Policy
- International Relations
- The UN Security Council
- International Criminal Justice
- Distinguished Scholar Award from the Human Rights Section of the American Political Science Association, 2007
- Quincy Wright Distinguished Scholar Award from the Mid-West Section of the International Studies Association, 2003
Over 100 publications on different aspects of International Relations, including:
- Advanced Introduction to the Politics of International Human Rights. 2021. Edgar Elgar Publishing.
- "The Geneva Conventions after 70 Years," 2019. Global Governance (September): 359-369.
- American Exceptionalism Reconsidered: U.S. Foreign Policy, Human Rights, and World Order. 2016. Routledge.
- Fulbright Senior Research Chair in Human Rights and International Studies at the Danish Institute of International Studies, Copenhagen, 2008
- Gladstein Visiting Professor, Human Rights Institute, University of Connecticut, 2007
- Ph.D., Princeton University, 1968