Senior Fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracy
Travels from Denver, CO
Topics:Middle Eastern and Foreign Affairs, Media and Current Events, Academic Perspectives on Israel and Jewish History, Inside Israel and US Government, Positively Israel
Dr. Jonathan Adelman, a full professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, has written and edited 12 books since receiving his Ph.D. from Columbia University. His recent book from Routledge in London, The Rise of Israel: A History of a Revolutionary State, has been well received. Having taught at Hebrew University and the University of Haifa, he was invited this past summer for talks at both the Israeli Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem and the Israeli Embassy in Washington.
In the last seven years he has been a popular speaker for AIPAC (62 speaking tours), United Jewish Communities (72 speaking tours), Jewish National Fund (12 speaking tours), college campuses (35 speaking tours) and other organizations. He has spoken at national conferences for AIPAC (five times), Hillel and Hadassah.
Professor Adelman has an extensive international experience. He has been an Honorary Professor at both Peking University and People’s University in Beijing and visited China 17 times. In November, he will give talks for the American Embassy in Beijing and Shanghai to think-tanks of the Chinese government. He taught at the Diplomatic Academy in Moscow, Central European University in Budapest and People’s University in Beijing. He founded and ran both the China Center and the Israel Center at the University of Denver for four years.
Professor Adelman has extensive experience with the American government. In September of 2008 he briefed the Chief of Naval Operations Executive Panel on northeast Asia security issues. As Condi Rice’s doctoral dissertation adviser, he occasionally briefed the Secretary of State on international issues. Since 1988, the State Department sent Professor Adelman on 15 international speaking tours to countries ranging from Japan, China, and India to Russia, Germany and Spain.
In the 1980’s he served for eight years as a Senior Scientist working for SAIC on contracts on the Soviet military for the Defense Department.
Professor Adelman has lectured at universities ranging from Harvard, Columbia and Cambridge, to the Air War College and Chinese National Defense University (Beijing).
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