Ken Adelman, Ph.D.


Ken Adelman, Ph.D., was Director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency for President Ronald Reagan for five years, and accompanied Reagan at three superpower summits. He served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Defense. Professor Adelman has taught both national security studies and Shakespeare at Georgetown University and George Washington University. He also taught national security at Johns Hopkins University. A prolific writer, he has published hundreds of articles and six books, including his most recent, “Reagan at Reykjavik,” which is being made into a feature film.

Graduating as a religion major from Grinnell College, Professor Adelman received a master’s degree in Foreign Service studies and a doctorate in Political Theory from Georgetown University. He appears frequently on radio and television and speaks to business and professional groups on national security and leadership.

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Leadership Lessons for the New President

From the Forty-Four Before

Generously Sponsored by Ken and Felice Hassan

Back by popular demand, for the third year in a row, Ken Adelman will share personal stories when describing how our best Presidents, through the ages, offer leadership lessons to the new President assuming office in January. This FAU Lifelong Learning favorite will give a multimedia presentation with photos and videos. But, it’s the personal stories that, as before, captivate FAU listeners.

Ken helps us peek into the White House to see Presidents making historic decisions. How they proceeded in office provides leadership lessons that can help our incoming President become more successful in that critical office.

Ken Adelman is a true Renaissance man, having been a U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Arms Control Director for Ronald Reagan; translator for Muhammad Ali during “The Rumble in the Jungle” in Africa; professor of Shakespeare at Georgetown University; and author of six books. His most recent book, the highly-acclaimed “Reagan at Reykjavik: Forty- Eight Hours that Ended the Cold War,” is being turned into an HBO feature film starring Michael Douglas as President Reagan.

A book-signing event and light reception will follow the lecture.
Register Early! There is a $5 charge for registering on the day of a one-time lecture or event.

Course # F1T3 — One Time Event
Place:Auditorium, Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
Dates:Tuesday, December 6 2016
Time:2:30 - 4 PM
Fee:$45 / member; $55 / non-member

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