Dr. Adams is Executive Director of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (GCR2P). Established in 2008, the GCR2P is the world’s leading research and advocacy organization for advancing the international norm of the Responsibility to Protect at the United Nations and beyond. Dr. Adams has worked extensively with governments and civil society organizations in South Africa, East Timor, Rwanda, and elsewhere.

Dr. Adams is the author of four books and numerous academic articles with a focus on international conflict. He has also been published in The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, The Australian, Huffington Post, International Herald Tribune, News24 (South Africa), O Estado de S. Paulo (Brazil), Los Angeles Times and many others.