FAU Lifelong Learning Society, Jupiter
Ken Adelman
 

History


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.

Reagan at Reykjavik
Generously Sponsored by Gail and Bill Boyan.

In his popular multi-media presentation, as in his highly-acclaimed book, “Reagan at Reykjavik,” Ambassador Adelman gives insights into the character and leadership of Ronald Reagan. He describes the 1986 summit cliffhanger in a “you-arethere manner,” enhanced by the fact that he was there. The presentation involves photos, video and mementos—put together in a masterful way by one of Ken Burns’ producers.

The story itself is gripping, as the Reykjavik summit was something out of an Agatha Christie thriller — two vivid characters meet over a weekend on a desolate and windswept island in a reputedlyhaunted house, with rain lashing against its windowpanes. There, in such a weird setting, the two most powerful men on earth experience the most amazing things imaginable.

Book signing and reception to follow the lecture.

Lecture # F1R4
Register early! There is a $5 charge for registering on the day of a One-Time Lecture or Event.
  Place:Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
  Dates:Thursday, November 20, 2014
  Time:2:15– 3:45 p.m.
  Fee:$50/member; $60/non-member