Alan Whitehorn is an emeritus professor at the Royal Military College of Canada. He received his BA (York) in Political Science & History and his MA and PhD (Carleton) in political science. In the mid-seventies, he served as the research director on the David Lewis memoirs. From 1978 to 2011 he was a professor of political science at RMC. In the mid-1990s, he was the first holder of the JS Woodsworth Chair in Humanities at Simon Fraser University. He was also a cross-appointed professor at Queen's University. He writes on the topics of genocide, human rights, political parties and elections.