A. James McAdams is the William M. Scholl Professor of International Affairs and former director of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies from 2002-2018. He has written widely on European, especially central European, affairs. His new project, "The New Messiahs," examines the thinking of such post-Leninist theorists as Slavoj Zizek, Alain Badiou, Michael Hardt, Bruno Bosteels, Antonio Negri, and Costas Douzinas.
McAdams 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.
Democratization; transitional justice; politics and technology; comparative foreign policy, philosophies of dictatorship
The Rise and Fall of World Communism.
Kellogg Book Series
Joyce Award Recipient - 2017-18
Kellogg Institute's Undergraduate Mentoring Award - 2017-18
New-Right Thinkers and the Crisis of Liberal Democracy
‘They’re Attacking Liberal Democracy from the Inside’
Oct 22, 2021
A new Kellogg Institute-supported book, “Contemporary Far-Right Thinkers and the Future of Liberal Democracy” (Routledge, 2021), examines the growing influence of far-right thought leaders worldwide and their influence on democracy. The book was co-edited by Faculty Fellow A. James McAdams and former Dissertation Year Fellow Alejandro Castrillón.
McAdams Co-Edits Book on 'Global 1968'
Aug 5, 2021
Global 1968: Cultural Revolutions in Europe and Latin America, co-edited by Kellogg Faculty Fellow A. James McAdams, the William M. Scholl Professor of International Affairs at the University of Notre Dame, has been published by the University of Notre Dame Press.
McAdams Honored with Medal from Slovakian University
May 13, 2021
To mark the 20th anniversary of its founding, the Catholic University in Ružomberok, Slovakia, has recognized the work, support, and friendship of Kellogg Faculty Fellow A. James McAdams, William M. Scholl Professor of International Affairs.