Adam Howard

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Adam Howard

Adjunct Professor


Email: Adam Howard
801 22nd St NW Washington DC 20052

Adam Howard specializes in U.S. foreign relations history, especially the U.S. role in the Arab-Israeli dispute. He recently published Sewing the Fabric of Statehood: Garment Unions, American Labor, and the Establishment of the State of Israel, which examines the American labor movement's role in the development of Israel from 1917-48. In addition to teaching at GWU, Dr. Howard is the Director of the U.S. Department of State's Office of the Historian, which publishes the congressionally mandated Foreign Relations of the United States series and prepares policy-supportive historical studies for Department of State principals and other agencies.

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  • 20th-century United States
  • Cold War


Author, “The American Labor Movement and the Establishment of Israel.” In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History. Oxford University Press. Article published June 28, 2021. doi:

Co-Author, “Confronting the Arc of Crisis: The Carter Administration’s Approach to Security Building in the ‘Greater Gulf’ Region, 1977-80,” in United States Relations with China and Iran: Towards the Asian Century, Bloomsbury, 2019

Author, Sewing the Fabric of Statehood: Garment Unions, American Labor, and the Establishment of the State of Israel, University of Illinois Press, 2017

Review of Salim Yaqub’s Imperfect Strangers: Americans, Arabs, and U.S.-Middle East Relations in the 1970s in Passport (SHAFR magazine), October 2017.

Editor, "The Arab-Israeli Dispute, 1977-1978," Foreign Relations of the United States VIII. Washington, DC: Department of State, 2013.

Editor, "The Arab-Israeli Dispute, 1974-1976," Foreign Relations of the United States XXVI. Washington, DC: Department of State, 2012.

Editor, "The Jordan Crisis, September 1970," Foreign Relations of the United States XXIV. Washington, DC: Department of State, 2009.

Review of Paul Charles Merkley's Christian Attitudes Towards the State of Israel in American Jewish Archives Journal 55, no. 1 (2003): 137-140.

Ph.D., University of Florida, 2003