Ken Adelman was Director of the U.S. Arms Control Agency for President Ronald Reagan during the 1986 Reykjavik summit and accompanied
Reagan at three superpower summits. He also served as a U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Defense.
Adelman is Executive Producer of a feature film
“Reykjavik” with Michael Douglas as Ronald Reagan, Christoph Waltz as Mikhail Gorbachev and Ridley Scott as Producer. After government, he taught Shakespeare at Georgetown and George Washington
Universities, and National Security Studies at Johns Hopkins and those two universities.
Graduating as a religion major from Grinnell College, Adelman received a Masters in Foreign Service
Studies and a Doctorate in Political Theory from Georgetown University.
With his humor, wit and insight, he has been a topevaluated keynote speaker for YPO, industry and
professional groups across the country. Appearing frequently on television and radio, he is a superb storyteller with an accomplished career. Adelman is an excellent keynote speaker for corporations,
associations and universities.