Simon Adams has chosen to work in places most ‘normal’ people avoid – Cuba, South Africa, Northern Ireland, East Timor. Along the way he was a witness to the Eastern European anti-Communist revolutions of 1989, nearly died of dengue fever in Vietnam, and worked with former political prisoners in South Africa. Although he has lived all over the world, his heart is in Fremantle, Western Australia.
He continues to be actively involved in global issues of social justice. He is the author of four history books, and has been a Professor of History at Monash University, as well as Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor (International) of Monash’s South African campus. Dr Adams is currently Executive Director of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect in New York City. He has three children and still secretly dreams of being a pirate.