ANDREW GREIG was born in Jerusalem in 1943. He was brought up in the United Kingdom. His varied career has embraced broadcasting, educational video production, public relations, health policy and health education.
His many other occupations have included factory hand, bank clerk, laboratory assistant, school teacher, barman, nurse, lumberjack, deckhand, truck driver, dishwasher and construction worker – to name just a few.
In 1994 Andrew went to Zaire and Rwanda during the Rwandan refugee crisis as a member of CARE Australia’s advance medical team. This powerful experience provoked his ongoing interest in peace issues.
In early 1996 Andrew walked from Brisbane to Sydney along the eastern coastline of Australia to promote Amnesty International.
Andrew has been a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPACS) at the University of Sydney. For a number of years (up to February 2016) he was a member of the CPACS Council.
He has a first degree in Zoology, Human Physiology and Philosophy and an MA (University of Sydney) in Education.
He is coordinator of the Nonlethal Security for Peace Campaign.
Andrew lives in Sydney, Australia.
Andrew’s book Taming War – Culture and Technology for Peace (Peace Power Press, Sydney) was published in 2007.