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David Crowe



Professor of History / Professor of Legal History, Elon University

Dr. Crowe is a Presidential

Fellow at Chapman University and Professor Emeritus of History & Law at Elon University. He is President Emeritus of the Association for the Study of Nationalities at Columbia University and serves on ASN’s Advisory Board. He is currently on the editorial board of the association’s journal, Nationalities Papers. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the Harriman Institute at Columbia University and a Fellow at the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

Dr. Crowe’s most recent work is Stalin’s Soviet Justice: ‘Show’ Trials, War Crimes, and Nuremberg (2019). He is also writing Raphael Lemkin: The Life of a Visionary. In 2018-2018 he contributed chapters to Russia’s Great War and Revolution, 1914-1922; Beyond ‘The Good Earth’: Transnational Perspectives on Pearl S. Buck; 70 Years on: The International Military Tribunal for the Far East; Nazi Law: From Nuremberg to Nuremberg; and Transcultural Justice at the Tokyo Tribunal. His other principal works include War Crimes, Genocide and Justice: A Global History (2014), The Holocaust: Roots, History, and Justice (2008), A History of the Gypsies of Eastern Europe and Russia, 2nd edition (2007), and the definitive biography of Oscar Schindler (2004). His books have been translated into six languages. 

Dr. Crowe has testified before the United States Congress’ Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe and the New York City’s Council’s subcommittee on immigration. Dr. Crowe has served as an expert witness in scores of extradition, immigration, and civil trials in the US, Canada, and Israel.