Michael Adas (History, Rutgers)

Adas's research has focused on the role of technology in global history. He is the author of several books including _Machines as the Measure of Men: Science, Technology and Ideologies of Western Dominance_ (Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, 1989) and _Dominance by Design: Technological Imperatives and America's Civilizing Mission_ (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2006). His current research interests are in World War I and its global impact--including books on A Grave Dug in Flanders: World War I and the Crisis of the European World Order (for the Cambridge University Press); Misbegotten Wars: Trench Stalemate, Vietnam Quagmire and the Decline of British and American Global Power (for Harvard University Press); and a book on War and the Arts in the Twentieth Century.