The Honorable Gareth Evans
President and CEO of the International Crisis Group and
Former Minister for Foreign Affairs of Australia
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"... At the end of the day, the case for 'the responsibility to protect' is one that rests on our common humanity — the impossibility of ignoring the cries of pain and distress of our fellow human beings."
- Gareth Evans*
Gareth Evans has been since January 2000 president and chief executive of the Brussels-based International Crisis Group (Crisis Group), the independent global nongovernmental organization with some 130 full-time staff on five continents which works, through field-based analysis and high-level policy advocacy, to prevent and resolve deadly conflict. As a lawyer, Member of Parliament and Cabinet minister, Evans has worked for human rights, conflict prevention and diplomatic responses for several decades. He will be addressing lessons learned from past conflicts on how to prevent escalation, bring parties together, garner the political will to support peaceful resolution and the responsibilities of the international community to protect civilians from mass atrocities.
Updated on 4/12/2007
*Stanford University - Feb. 2007