Adam Garfinkle

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Adam Morris Garfinkle
Born (1951-06-01) June 1, 1951 (age 63)
Washington, D.C.
Residence Potomac, Maryland
Nationality  United States
Education B.A. and M.A., both 1972, Ph.D., 1979
Alma mater University of Pennsylvania
Occupation editor, speechwriter, professor
Political party
'50s and '60s Democrat
Religion Jewish
Spouse(s) Priscilla Elizabeth Taylor (a science teacher), June 21, 1981
Children

Gabriel Garfinkle 10/04/81 Hannah Garfinkle 04/26/85

Nathaniel Garfinkle 11/05/87
Parents Milton S. Garfinkle (day laborer and dairy worker)
Berte (Luber)) Garfinkle(a U.S. Treasury worker and homemaker
Awards Fellow of Foreign Policy Research Institute, 1978- 79, 1979-80, 1980-81
grant from Orbis and German Marshall Fund, 1981
Notes

Adam M. Garfinkle (born June 1, 1951 in Washington, D. C.) is the editor of The American Interest, a bimonthly public policy magazine. He was previously editor of another such publication, The National Interest. He has been a university teacher and a staff member at high levels of the U.S. government. He was a speechwriter to more than one U.S. Secretary of State.[2]

Garfinkle was a speechwriter for both George W. Bush's Secretaries of State, Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice. He was editor of The National Interest and left to edit The American Interest magazine in 2005. Francis Fukuyama, Eliot Cohen, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Josef Joffe, and Ruth Wedgwood were among the magazine's founding leadership.[3]

Early in his career, Dr. Garfinkle worked at the Foreign Policy Research Institute (1972–1978 and from 1981). He taught American foreign policy and Middle East politics at the University of Pennsylvania (1980–1989) and The Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies. He has also taught at Drexel University (1980), Widener College (Chester, Pennsylvania) (1981), Haverford College (1991), and Tel Aviv University (1992–1993). He served on the staff of the National Security Study Group of the US Commission on National Security/21st Century (the Hart-Rudman Commission), as an aide to General Alexander M. Haig, Jr. (1979–1980), and an assistant to Senator Henry M. Jackson (1979). As of 2009, he was a member of the project "Middle East at Harvard" (MESH).[1][4]

Garfinkle has a B.A., M.A. (both 1972) and Ph.D. (1979) in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania.[1]

He enjoys music, baseball, stamps, coins.[1]

Books[edit]

  • "Finlandization": A Map to a Metaphor, Foreign Policy Research Institute (Philadelphia), 1978.
  • (With others) The Three Per Cent Solution and the Future of NATO, Foreign Policy Research Institute, 1981.
  • Western Europe’s Middle East Diplomacy and the United States, Foreign Policy Research Institute, 1983.
  • (Editor) Global Perspectives on Arms Control, Praeger (New York City), 1984.
  • The Politics of the Nuclear Freeze, Foreign Policy Research Institute, 1984.
  • (Coeditor and contributor) Friendly Tyrants: An American Dilemma, Macmillan/St. Martin's (New York City), 1991.
  • Israel and Jordan in the Shadow of War: Functional Ties and Futile Diplomacy in a Small Place, Macmillan/St. Martin's, 1992.
  • (Principal author) The Devil and Uncle Sam: A User's Guide to the Friendly Tyrants Dilemma, Transaction Press (New Brunswick, NJ), 1992.
  • War, Water, and Negotiation in the Middle East: The Case of the Palestine-Syria Border, 1916-23, Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies (Tel Aviv), 1994.
  • Telltale Hearts: The Origins and Impact of the Vietnam Antiwar Movement (St. Martin’s) was named a “notable book of the year” (1995) in the New York Times Book Review.
  • Israel: Myths and Realities, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (Ft. Worth, TX), 1996.
  • Politics and Society in Modern Israel: Myths and Reality, M.E. Sharpe (Armonk NY), 1997; 2nd edition 2000.
  • A Practical Guide to Winning the War on Terrorism, editor, Hoover Institution Press (Stanford, CA), 2004.
  • Israel, Mason Crest Publishers (Philadelphia, PA), 2004.
  • Political Writing: A Guide to the Essentials, M.E. Sharpe (Armonk NY), 2012.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2009. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Michigan: Gale, 2009. http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/BioRC. Source: Contemporary Authors Online, Thomson Gale, 2007. Entry updated: 01/03/2007. Document Number: H1000035330. Fee, accessed via Fairfax County Public Library 2009-04-15.
  2. ^ Zengerle, Joseph C. (October 15, 1995). "No More Vietnams". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-04-15.  (letter to the editor)
  3. ^ "The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies" (pdf). Washington, D.C.: Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. September 2005. p. 3. Archived from the original on 2010-05-29. Retrieved 2009-04-15. "Several SAIS professors have teamed up to launch The American Interest (AI), a new independent quarterly magazine devoted to exploring America’s place in today’s world, which published its premier issue in early September...Francis Fukuyama,... Eliot Cohen,... Zbigniew Brzezinski,... Josef Joffe,...Ruth Wedgwood,...The magazine’s editor is Adam Garfinkle, who was a speechwriter for Rice and Colin L. Powell and served as the editor of The National Interest and a SAIS adjunct professor." 
  4. ^ "Adam Garfinkle Middle East Strategy at Harvard". Middle East Strategy at Harvard. Harvard University: John M. Olin Institute for Strategic Studies of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. Nov 1, 2007. Retrieved 2009-04-15.