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Achievements and Challenges with the Hon. Gareth Evans

About Gareth Evans 

Gareth John Evans was Australia’s Foreign Minister from 1988-96, President of the International Crisis Group from 2000-09, Co-Chair of the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty 2001, and author of The Responsibility to Protect: Ending Mass Atrocity Crimes Once and for All (Brookings 2008). He currently chairs the International Advisory Board of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, and has been the Chancellor of The Australian National University since 2010.

For more information on Gareth J. Evans and a complete biography, please visit website.

Simons Forum 

On March 22-24, the 2017 Conference and Forum on The Responsibility to Protect: Re-Energizing the Key Players was convened by the Simons Foundation and Simon Fraser University’s Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, under the auspices of The Simons Visiting Chair on International Law and Human Security.

The Conference Framework State identified the aim of the 2017 Simons Forum to identify actions and strategies that would increase R2P’s ability to prevent, influence, respond to, and rebuild after mass atrocity crimes, focusing on the actors with the greatest capacity to influence change.


About the Simons Foundation Award 

The Simons Foundation is committed to advancing positive change through education education in peace, disarmament, international law and human security. The Simons Foundation Award is presented to individuals who have made outstanding contributions and demonstrates excellence in shapring a more peace and just world.