Dr. Simon Adams has worked extensively with governments and civil society organizations in South Africa, East Timor, Rwanda, and elsewhere. Between 1994 and 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 member of the African National Congress in South Africa. A recovering academic, Dr. Adams is the author of four books and numerous academic articles with a focus on international conflict. He has also written for the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, The Australian, Huffington Post, International Herald Tribune, O Estado de S. Paulo (Brazil), Los Angeles Times and many other publications. Dr. Adams has appeared as an expert commentator on Al-Jazeera, BBC, ARD (Germany), Chinese Central Television and numerous other media.