Since retiring from ASU, Roger Adelson has traveled around the world and has brought back different viewpoints comparing events in the contemporary Middle East with those in other countries.
During this event, ASU Professor Emeritus Roger Adelson will compare current events in the Middle East with happenings elsewhere in Africa and Asia, illustrating his observations with stories from travels through Canada, Latin America and Eastern Europe since retiring from ASU in June 2010.
Roger Adelson received a bachelor's degree with honors from George Washington University, a bachelor of letters from Oxford University, and master's and doctoral degrees from Washington University, St. Louis, where he held a graduate Danforth Fellowship.
Adelson was an Alistair Horne Research Fellow at Oxford and taught briefly at Harvard before joining the Arizona State University faculty in 1974.
At ASU, Adelson has taught undergraduate courses in modern British, global, and Middle Eastern History as well as graduate-level comparative courses and research seminars.
Chair of over 30 honor's, master's and doctoral committees, he
has received awards for outstanding teaching and mentoring from the history department, the honors college, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, ASU
and Advanced Placement.
Early in 2012, Adelson
was invited to give a public lecture at Oxford University's
Middle East Centre entitled Truman to Bush: The Impact of the Middle East upon the U.S. Presidency from 1945 to 2009, the topic for a book-length essay he
is now writing.
recently finished his
manuscript on Winston Churchill and the Middle East from 1905-1955, and published an article, British and U.S. Use and Misuse of the Term, 'Middle East', in Is There a Middle East?
The Evolution of a Concept.
continues what he
"global odyssey" in 2013, when he
will visit Sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia, Australasia, and South, Central and Western Asia.
Roger Adelson, Ph.D.
School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences