Class II (2004-2005)

1. Brian Adams, USA, District 6360

Brian received his bachelor's degree in zoology and conservation biology from Brigham Young University and his master's in international, rural, and community development from Utah State University. Although a country boy from rural Arkansas, Brian has spent ten years working in and researching on various development situations in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Mali and Senegal.  Since working with a multinational research institute in Mali, District 9100, on a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship, Brian has focused his efforts on promoting an environment for sustainable development through dispute resolution. 

He has sought throughout his WPF to acquire the skills and experience needed to launch himself into this important field by obtaining two mediation certifications, one, through the International Institute for Mediation and Conflict Resolution in Nicosia, Cyprus and the second here at UQ; interning with Queensland top commercial mediator; and consulting with Michigan State University on the USAID Managing African Conflict contract where his expertise in natural resource management and information communication technologies and his proficiency in Bamana, French, and Swahili are proving to be in demand.  Currently, Brian has been accepted into the Ph.D. program at UQ and is impatiently waiting, with his wife, Carolyn, the birth of their first child.