Heribert Adam

October 16, 2008

"... Seeking humane solutions to entrenched ethnic and racial conflicts."  ... from a letter of nomination

From South Africa's transition from apartheid to democracy to the seemingly intractable conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, SFU Sociologist Heribert Adam has spent his academic career immersed in the thorough and rigorous study of some of the most volatile political situations on the planet. The Sterling Prize honors his extraordinary contribution to the understanding of conflict in ethnically divided societies. Now Professor Emeritus, he continues to teach in Graduate Liberal Studies. A prolific author, his most recent book is "Seeking Mandela: Peacemaking Between Israelis and Palestinians," co-authored with UBC's Kogila Moodley.