Gareth Evans, former foreign minister of Australia and president emeritus of the International Crisis Group, will join the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute for a virtual conversation at 5:00 p.m. CT Monday, August 15.
Evans and Institute Director John Shaw will discuss Evans’ book “Good International Citizenship: The Case for Decency.”
Evans served in the Australian government beginning in the 1980s, as a cabinet minister from 1983 to 1996. In that time, he served as attorney general, minister for resources and energy, minister for transport and communications, and foreign minister. He later served as the leader of the government in the Australian Senate and as deputy leader of the opposition in the Australian House of Representatives.
After his 20-plus years of government service, Evans led the International Crisis Group from 2000 to 2009. The Brussels-based organization works for global conflict prevention and resolution. He has written or edited 14 books about government, international relations, and statesmanship and he served as chancellor of the Australian National University from 2010 to 2019.
This event is part of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute’s Understanding Our New World virtual conversation series with government and private sector leaders, policy experts, political analysts, authors, and journalists.
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