Simon Adams is the Executive Director of the leading genocide prevention agency, The Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect in New York. Each year, the Monash Wallenberg Oration explores important themes in Holocaust and genocide scholarship. It is named in memory of Raoul Wallenberg, who risked his life to save Jews during the Holocaust.
Dr. Adams has previously worked with NGOs, governments and community organizations in South Africa, East Timor, Northern Ireland, Rwanda, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and elsewhere. He is a former anti-apartheid activist and member of the African National Congress. Dr. Adams is the author of four books and numerous academic articles with a focus on international conflict. He has also written for the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Kuwait Times, The Australian, Huffington Post, New York Times and many other publications.
Dr. Adams studied at the University of Witswatersrand in South Africa and at the University of New South Wales in Australia, where he received his Ph.D. He is also a graduate of the Executive Leadership Program at the Harvard Business School. Dr. Adams has lectured at a number of international universities. He served as Pro Vice Chancellor (International Engagement) at Monash University and as Vice President of its South African campus between 2008-2010.
Among his other commitments, Dr. Adams is currently Special Advisor to the Monash-Oxfam Partnership and a member of the board at Catalpa International, an East Timorese not-for-profit information technology and development organization.
Date: Thursday 28 February 2013
Time: 7.30 pm
Location: Building H, Caulfield Campus
This lecture is presented by the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation at Monash University in conjunction with the Holocaust and Genocide Studies program.
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