The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will host a Directors' Lunch with the Honorable Gareth Evans, Chancellor of the Australian National University.

Professor Evans is Chancellor of the Australian National University, an Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne and President Emeritus of the Brussels-based International Crisis Group, the independent global NGO working with some 120 full-time staff on five continents to prevent and resolve deadly conflict, which he directed from 2000 to 2009.

He is the recipient of the 2010 Roosevelt Institute's Freedom from Fear award for his pioneering work on the concept of the responsibility to protect against mass atrocity crimes, and on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament. He spent 21 years in Australian politics, thirteen of them as a Cabinet Minister in the positions of Attorney-General (1983-84), Minister for Resources and Energy (1984-87), Minister for Transport and Communications (1987-88) and Foreign Minister (1988-96), where he was associated, among other things, with the negotiation of the Chemical Weapons Convention and the establishment of the Canberra Commission on the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.

He has written or edited nine books (most recently The Responsibility to Protect: Ending Mass Atrocity Crimes Once and for All, Brookings Institution Press, 2008) and published over 100 journal articles and book 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, inter alia, of the UN Secretary General's High-level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change (2004), the Blix Commission on Weapons of Mass Destruction (2006), and the Zedillo Commission on the Future of the IAEA (2008).

He has degrees in Law and Arts from Melbourne and Oxford, and Honorary Doctorates from Melbourne, Sydney and Carleton, universities, and is an Honorary Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford.


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