A. James McAdams
Director of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies and William M. Scholl Professor of International Affairs
Areas of Expertise
Germany, Russia, Europe, Communism
A. James McAdams is the William M. Scholl Professor of International Affairs and Director of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies. He has written widely on European, especially central European, affairs. His books include “East Germany and Detente”, “Germany Divided”, “Judging the Past in Unified Germany” and “The Crisis of Modern Times”. He is currently writing a book entitled “The Idea of the Communist Party,” which explores the changing concept of Communist party leadership since 1848. He has taught a wide variety of courses at every level of the curriculum. These include undergraduate seminars on “Privacy and the Internet” and “Ten Images of Hell in the Twentieth Century”; lecture courses on Comparative Politics and the history of Communism; and a graduate seminar on “Philosophy and Dictatorship.” He has won teaching awards across the university, including the Sheedy Award of the College of Arts and Letters, the Madden Award of the First-year of Studies, the Kaneb Award and the Joyce Award.