Gareth Evans (Gevans)

Gareth Evans


Professor the Honourable Gareth Evans

Professor the Honourable Gareth Evans AC QC is Distinguished Honorary Professor at the Australian National University, where he was Chancellor from 2010-19, and is an Inaugural Fellow of the Australian Institute of International Affairs. He was a member of the Australian Parliament for 21 years, and a Cabinet Minister for 13, including as Foreign Minister from 1988-96.

After leaving politics he was President of the Brussels-based International Crisis Group from 2000-09 (the Board of which was co-chaired by Lord Patten from 2005-11). He co-chaired the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty from 2000-01, which initiated the ‘responsibility to protect’ concept, and he currently chairs the New York-based International Advisory Board of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, the Board of the Seoul-based Asia Pacific Leadership Network on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, and the Advisory Council of the ANU Centre for Asian-Australian Leadership.

He has written or edited numerous books, most recently Good International Citizenship: The Case for Decency 2022.