Gareth Evans on Life, Politics, Australia, and Good International Citizenship

  • Gareth’s early life and influences, and what drew him to politics
  • Some of his most enduring political and policy achievements
  • Reflections on Bob Hawke and Paul Keating as men, and as Prime Ministers of Australia
  • The current world order, and the state of multilateralism and global cooperation on “problems without passports”
  • Mass-atrocity events, and the personal and moral challenges of being Foreign Minister of a sovereign state with competing policy priorities
  • The development of the global political commitment to the Responsibility to Protect (R2P)
  • Memories and reflections on Gareth’s work as President and CEO of the International Crisis Group (ICG) in Brussels, and the differences in preventing deadly conflict from within an NGO than in government
  • Reflections on his time as Chancellor of the Australian National University, and the university’s unique role in Australian society
  • The meaning of Australia, and some of Gareth’s most treasured corners of the country
  • Reflections on life and retirement



Writer and podcaster in Sydney, Australia

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