Prof talks about new book on Israel

Adam FullerAdam L. Fuller, YSU associate professor of Politics and International Relations at Youngstown State University, talks about his new book, Israel and the Neoconservatives: Zionism and American Interests, 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, in the Presidential Suites, Kilcawley Center, on campus.

Fuller will be interviewed by Jacob Ari Labenz, director of the Center for Judaic and Holocaust Studies at YSU, and will take questions from the audience.

Fuller earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science/International Security and Conflict Resolution from San Diego State University, a master’s in Political Science from the University of British Columbia and a PhD in Political Philosophy and American Government from Claremont Graduate University. He joined the YSU faculty in 2012.

He is also the author of Taking the Fight to the Enemy: Neoconservatism and the Age of Ideology.

Fuller says in the preface to his latest book that the project began as a paper he delivered at the Lisa and Michael Foundation’s colloquium on “The Impact of Israel on American Jewry” in 2016 in White Plains, N.Y. The book explores the great influence neoconservatives have had on the American Right for 40 years, yet critics accuse them of being more loyal to a foreign government than to American interests. In the book, Fuller argues that their support of Israel is rooted just as much in their liberal-democratic priorities.

For more information, contact Labendz at or 330-941-1603.