Gareth Evans, Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Co-Chair of the International Commission on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament and ANU Chancellor
“Battling Race Hatred, Conflict and Discrimination: A personal journey"
Monday 9 August - Elisabeth Murdoch Theatre, University of Melbourne Parkville Campus
Professor Gareth Evans has been an Honorary Professorial Fellow at
the University of Melbourne since July 2009, Chancellor of the
Australian National University since January 2010, is Co-Chair of the
International Commission on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament
whose report Eliminating Nuclear Threats was published in December 2009,
and is President Emeritus of the Brussels-based International Crisis
Group, the independent global conflict prevention and resolution
organisation which he led from 2000 to 2009.
He previously spent 21 years in Australian politics, 13 of them as a
Cabinet Minister. As Foreign Minister (1988-96) he was best known
internationally for his roles in developing the UN peace plan for
Cambodia, concluding the Chemical Weapons Convention, and initiating new
Asia Pacific regional economic and security architecture. He has
written or edited nine books - most recently The Responsibility to
Protect: Ending Mass Atrocity Crimes Once and for All, published by the
Brookings Institution in 2008 (paperback edition 2009). He has published
over 100 journal articles and chapters on foreign relations, human
rights and legal and constitutional reform.
He was Co-Chair of the International Commission on Intervention and
State Sovereignty (2001), and a member of the UN Secretary General's
High Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change (2004), the Blix
Commission on Weapons of Mass Destruction (2006), the Zedillo Commission
of Eminent Persons on The Role of the IAEA to 2020 and Beyond (2008)
and the UN Secretary-General's Advisory Committee on Genocide
Prevention. He is Co-Chair of the International Advisory Board of the
Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect.