The Hon Gareth Evans AO QC FAIIA took up his appointment as Chancellor of The Australian National University on 1 January 2010.
Professor Evans is an Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne, and Co-Chair of the International Commission on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament. He is President Emeritus of the Brussels-based International Crisis Group, the independent global non-governmental organisation working to prevent and resolve deadly conflict worldwide, of which he was President and Chief Executive Officer from January 2000 to June 2009.
Gareth Evans has maintained strong academic and scholarly connections throughout his career, lecturing at many universities around the world. In May 2004, he was elected as an Honorary Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, and is a member of the International Advisory Board of UN Studies at Yale; the Advisory Council of the Institute for International Studies at Stanford; and the Editorial Advisory Board of the Cambridge Review of International Affairs. In July 2009, he was appointed by the University of Melbourne Honorary Professorial Fellow in the School of Social and Political Sciences.
Among other current positions, Gareth Evans is a Fellow of the Foreign Policy Association; a member of the International Council of the Asia Society; a member of the International Advisory Board of the Pew Global Attitudes Survey; and a member of the International Advisory Board of the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy, Australian National University. In June 2008, he was made an Inaugural Fellow of the Australian Institute of International Affairs in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Australian international relations.
This was originally published in The Conversation.