Board of Directors

Ken Adelman

Dr. Ken Adelman was appointed as a Director of RIWI Corp. in June 2016. Dr. Adelman began working for the U.S. government in 1969 at the U.S. Department of Commerce, and then served in the Office of Economic Opportunity. From 1975 to 1977, he was an Assistant to U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld during President Gerald Ford’s Administration. Dr. Adelman became a Deputy U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and then Arms Control Director for President Reagan. He served on the Defense Policy Board during President George W. Bush’s Administration and the Board of the National Center for Counter-Terrorism during President Barack Obama’s Administration.

Dr. Adelman has served on the board of Trustees of Freedom House, was a translator for the late Muhammad Ali during “The Rumble in the Jungle” in Africa, was a professor of Shakespeare at Georgetown University, and author of six books, most recently, Reagan at Reykjavik: Forty-Eight Hours that Ended the Cold War. That story, of the historic superpower summit in Iceland in 1986, is being turned into an HBO feature film starring Michael Douglas as President Reagan