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Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Students at the Josef Korbel School travel abroad to locations around the globe

Faculty & Research Centers

Jonathan Adelman, Professor

Jonathan Adelman, Josef Korbel School ProfessorEmail: [email protected]

Phone: 303-871-2548

Office: 4024 Sie International Relations Complex
Josef Korbel School of International Studies
University of Denver
2201 South Gaylord Street
Denver, CO 80208

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  • PhD, Columbia University
  • MA, Columbia University
  • BA, Columbia College

Research and Expertise

Comparative politics, history of the Soviet Union, Russian foreign and defense policies, Chinese national security and defense policies

Professional Profile

  • Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver (1992-present), Associate Professor (1986-1992), Assistant Professor (1978-1986)
  • Senior Fellow, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, Washington, D.C. (2001-2008)
  • Visiting Professor: Central European University, Budapest (1999), Diplomatic Academy (Moscow, 1998), Peoples University (Beijing,1997) and Janos Pannonius University, Hungary (1991)
  • Honorary Professor: Peking University (1996-2008), People's University (1995-2008)
  • 17 lecture tours to China (1988-2008)
  • 15 international speaking tours for State Department to 13 countries (1988-2007)
  • Frequent guest on Voice of America broadcasts, over 100 times interviewed on Russia, China and the Middle East (2008-2016)
  • Frequent speaker on Israel and the Middle East, over 440 national speaking tours (2002-2016)
  • Author and editor of 12 books (1980-2016)
  • Author of 92 Op-ed pieces on China, Russia and Israel, for numerous social media including Huffington Post, History News Network, CNN, Forbes and Jerusalem Post (2012-2016)

Recent Publications

Adelman, Jonathan (2008). The rise of Israel: A history of a revolutionary state. London: Routledge

Adelman, Jonathan (Ed). (2007). Hitler and his allies in World War II. London: Routledge


  • INTS 4142: After the Fall-Russia & China
  • INTS 4760: Russian Foreign & Defense Policy
  • INTS 4502: Comparative Revolutions
  • INTS 4907: International Terrorism