Education
  • Ph.D. in Political Science, Yale University
  • M.A., Indiana University
  • Fulbright Scholar, Centre for West African Studies, Birmingham, England
  • B.A., The University of Texas at Austin
Teaching Areas
  • Policy Process and Institutions
  • Social Policy
  • Intelligence and National Security

Edwin Dorn teaches defense policy and courses about the relationship between race and immigration policy. He was dean of the LBJ School from 1997 to 2005. Prior to that, Dr. Dorn spent 20 years in Washington, D.C. He worked on civil rights and education policy in the Carter administration and served as under secretary of defense (Personnel & Readiness) in the Clinton administration. During the 1980s, he was affiliated with two Washington think tanks, the Joint Center for Political Studies and the Brookings Institution. A native Texan, he graduated from UT Austin (Phi Beta Kappa). After serving as an officer in the U.S. Army, he completed his Ph.D. at Yale University. Dr. Dorn’s major publications include “Rules and Racial Equality” (Yale University Press) and “Who Defends America?,” which he edited (Joint Center for Political Studies Press). He was an adviser to the PBS documentary “Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years.” He is chairman of the board of the Kettering Foundation and serves on the boards of the Institute for Defense Analyses and the Seton Family of Hospitals. He also participates in the Dartmouth Conferences, an ongoing series of “back channel” meetings between prominent citizens of the United States and Russia.

Media Expertise
  • Human Resources
  • Civil Rights
  • Defense
  • Education Policy
  • Race & Ethnic Relations
  • U.S. Federal Government/Policy

Newsworthy

Media MentionJanuary 29, 2017
Russians did to us what we've long done to others

Commentary from Ed Dorn suggests that Russia's potential influence in the 2016 presidential campaign is similar to prior U.S. actions in other countries. He goes on to discuss Russia's primary motivations for preferring Trump to Hillary Clinton as president of the U.S.

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Media MentionJanuary 28, 2017
Russians did to us what we've done to others for long time

Commentary from Ed Dorn suggests that Russia's potential influence in the 2016 presidential campaign is similar to prior U.S. actions in other countries. He goes on to discuss Russia's primary motivations for preferring Trump to Hillary Clinton as president of the U.S.

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Media MentionJanuary 28, 2017
How Trump is fulfilling Russia's wildest fantasies

Commentary from Ed Dorn suggests that Russia's potential influence in the 2016 presidential campaign is similar to prior U.S. actions in other countries. He goes on to discuss Russia's primary motivations for preferring Trump to Hillary Clinton as president of the U.S.

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