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David Crowe

David Crowe

Professor of History / Professor of Legal History, Elon University

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Dr. Crowe is a Professor of History at Elon University and a Professor of Legal History at the Elon University School of Law. He is President Emeritus of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN) at Columbia University and serves as chairman of ASN's Advisory Board. He is currently on the editorial boards of Nationalities Papers and Ethnopolitics. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the Harriman Institute at Columbia University and has also been 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 Crimes of State, Past and Present: Government-Sponsored Atrocities and International Legal Responses (Routledge (2010). His Oskar Schindler: The Untold Account of His Life, Wartime Activities, and the True Story Behind The List (2004), was a selection of the History Book Club and has been published in German and Dutch editions. He published a 2nd updated and revised edition of his A History of the Gypsies of Eastern Europe and Russia in 2007. It was also a selection of the History Book Club and has been translated into Japanese and Russian. His other publications include The Baltic States and the Great Powers: Foreign Relations, 1938-1940 (1993), The Gypsies of Eastern Europe (1991) and Kazakstan: History, Ethnicity, and Society, a special edition of Nationalities Papers (1998). In 2010, Dr. Crowe's achievements were recognized at the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies with the Richard Stites' Senior Scholar Award.

Dr. Crowe has testified before the United States Congress' Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe and the New York City Council's Subcommittee on Immigration. Dr. Crowe has served as an expert witness in a number of court cases involving the Roma and other minorities throughout the United States and Canada. Most recently he served on the Advisory Board of the DiploFoundation's Roma Diplomacy Project in Geneva.