Distinguished Global Leader Series: An Evening with Dr. Simon Adams

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Simon Adams

Simon Adams is Executive Director of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, a human rights organization that provides policy advice and carries out advocacy with the UN Security Council and Human Rights Council regarding preventing crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide. Dr. Adams has worked extensively with civil society organizations in South Africa, East Timor, Rwanda and elsewhere. Between 1994-2002 Dr. Adams worked with Sinn Féin and former IRA prisoners in support of the Northern Ireland peace process.  He is also a former anti-apartheid activist and former member of the African National Congress of South Africa. Dr. Adams is the author of four books on international conflict. He has spoken at the Canadian, German, UK and European parliaments, and is regularly invited to address high-level meetings at the United Nations.  Dr. Adams has also held senior appointments at various universities, including as Pro Vice Chancellor at Monash University and as Vice President of its South African campus between 2008-2010. He sometimes describes himself as a “recovering academic” and is also currently the co-Chair of Skateistan – an innovative sports and education NGO that works with vulnerable children in Afghanistan, Cambodia and South Africa.

Date and Time: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: Barrett Theater at Vista Del Sol

Hosted By: Tempe

More Info: Marnie Jostes