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Speeches by Gareth Evans

Since July 2009 | As President of Crisis Group (2000-2009) | As Foreign Minister (1988-1996) | Other Speeches (1996-1999)


Speeches since July 2009

"The responsibility to protect: where to now?", Amnesty International/ANU College of Law Address by Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AC QC FASSA FAIIA, Chancellor of Australian National University, Canberra, 23 May 2018

"Australia-Korea relations: Strengthening middle power bonds", Keynote Address to 2018 Symposium on Australia-Korea Relations, University of South Australia, 20 April 2018

"Reflections of an Incorrigible Optimist", Address to The Illawarra Connection, Wollongong, 10 April 2018

"Celebrating the Australian National Internships Program", Opening Remarks to Australian National Internships Program 25th Anniversary Celebration, ANU House, Melbourne, 28 March 2018

"Reflections of a frustrated nuclear disarmer", Dinner Address to ANU/Hankuk University/Griffith University/Australia-Korea Foundation Policy Roundable, Korean Peninsula in Crisis: What can Australia do?,, Canberra, 26 March 2018

"ANZSOG, ANU and Value for Money", Launch of Value for Money: Budget and Financial Management Reform in the People's Republic of China, Taiwan and Australia, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University, Canberra, 19 March 2018

"Chancellor's Welcome to Prime Minister H.E. Nguyen Xuan Phuc", Welcome address to Vietnamese Prime Minister H.E. Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University, Canberra, 14 March 2018

"Cambodia on the Brink: Towards the 2018 Elections", Opening Remarks to Cambodia Update Conference, Australian National University, Canberra, 9 March 2018

"Conflicting Norms, values and interests in international relations: A practitioner's perspective", Keynote address by Professor the Hon Gareth Evans, Chancellor of The Australian National University, to Friedrich Schiller University Jena/ Protestant Academy of Thuringia Public Symposium on Legal Norms, Moral Values and National Interests, Berlin, 20 February 2018

"Chancellor’s Welcome to State of University", Welcome address by the Chancellor, Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AC QC FASSA FAIIA, ANU, 31 January 2018

"Asian Geopolitics in Transition", Keynote Address by Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AC QC, Chancellor of the Australian National University and Former Australian Foreign Minister to Asia Society Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit, Melbourne, 29 November 2017

"Australia's Universities: Looking back and looking forward", Launch of Glyn Davis's, The Australian Idea of a University (MUP, 2017 and Stuart McIntyre, Andre Brett and Gwilym Croucher, No End of a Lesson (MUP 2017), University of Melbourne, 23 November 2017

"Sir Ninian Stephen", Tribute at State Funeral of the late Rt Hon Sir Ninian Stephen KG AK GCMG GCVO KBE QC, St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne, 8 November 2017

"The Nuclear Weapons Prohibition Treaty: Prelude to a nuclear free world?", Lecture to the Fourth Annual Waiheke Global Affairs Lecture, Waiheke, New Zealand, 4 November 2017

"Wheeler Centre Festival of Questions: Australian Political Leadership", Presentation for Wheeler Centre Festival of Questions, Melbourne Town Hall, 15 October 2017

"Incorrigible Optimist: National Press Club Launch", Response to Bob Hawke launching Incorrigible Optimist: A Political Memoir (Melbourne University Press, 2017), National Press Club, Canberra, 4 October 2017

"Conflict in the 21st century: An Australian Perspective", Presentation to Saud Al-Nasser Al-Sabah Kuwaiti Diplomatic Institute, Kuwait, 10 September 2017

"Democracy and its Discontents", Launch of Roland Rich, Democracy in Crisis: Why, Where and How to Respond (Lynne Reinner, 2017), Macquarie University, Sydney, 17 August 2017

"Australia's Humanitarian Peacekeepers", Launch of Steven Bullard, In Their Time of Need: Australia's Overseas Emergency Relief Operations 1918-2006, Vol VI, Official History of Australian Peacekeeping, Humanitarian and Post-Cold War Operations, (Cambridge UP, 2017), Australian War Memorial, Canberra, 9 August 2017

"Conflict in the 21st Century", Presentation to Global Change Scholars Program Seminar, Global Change Institute, University of Queensland, Brisbane, 8 August 2017

"ASEAN's Way Forward: A Non-ASEAN Perspective", Keynote Panel to Carlos P Romulo Foundation/CSIS/Stratbase ADR Institute Conference on ASEAN at Fifty: The Way Forward, Manila, 4 August 2017

"Australia's Ambassadors in Washington", Launch of David Lowe, David Lee & Carl Bridge (eds), Australia Goes to Washington: 75 Years of Australian Representation in the United States (ANU Press, 2017), ANU, 24 July 2017

"Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament: Getting Serious", Keynote Address to Quinquepartite Counter Proliferation Community Forum, Department of Defence, Canberra, 24 July 2017

"Korea's Presidential election: International implications", Panel Presentation to Asialink Business Forum, Melbourne, 15 June 2017

"Celebrating Paul Dibb", Remarks at Dinner celebrating launch of Desmond Ball and Sheryn Lee (eds), Geography, Power, Strategy and Defence Policy: Essays in Honour of Paul Dibb (ANU Press, 2017), Canberra, 5 June 2017

"Global Shocks", Panel presentation to EU-Australia Leadership Forum, Sydney, 5 June 2017

"Trump, Putin and the future of the Second Nuclear Age", Panel presentation to Jeju Forum for Peace and Prosperity, Jeju, Republic of Korea, 1 June 2017

"The role of Middle Powers in Asia's future",  Panel presentation to Jeju Forum for Peace and Prosperity, Jeju, Republic of Korea, 1 June 2017

"Australia's Foreign Policy: Retrospect and Prospect", Launch of Allan Gyngell, Fear of Abandonment: Australia in the World Since 1942 (LaTrobe, 2017), National Press Club, Canberra, 13 April 2017

"Taking Stock of the Responsibility to Protect: Achievements and Challenges", Public Lecture/Inter to Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, 22 March 2017

"Chancellor’s Welcome to State of University", Welcome address to the Australian National University, Canberra, 9 February 2017

"ANU: Celebrating 2016", Welcome address to the 2016 Annual Melbourne Gala Alumni Dinner, Parliament House, Melbourne, 25 November 2016

"Vale Des Ball", Address to Memorial Celebration, Remembering Professor Desmond Ball AO 1947-2016, Llewellyn Hall, ANU, 22 November 2016

"Commonwealth Diplomacy and the End of Apartheid", Address to Inaugural Anthony Low Commonwealth Lecture, Canberra, 17 November 2016

"Democracy and its Discontents," Dinner address to Collegiate Way International/University Colleges Australia Conference, Old Parliament House, Canberra, 16 November 2016

"Cooperating for Peace in Korea and Northeast Asia", Presentation to Yonsei Institute for North Korean Studies and ROK Ministry of National Unification International Conference on Peace and Unification of the Korean Peninsula: Comprehensive Approaches, Panel on ‘International Environment for Peace of North East Asia and Unification of Korea’, Seoul, 14 November 2016

"Regional Security Challenges", Notes for Presentation to ANU National Security College Indo-Pacific Strategic Policy Program, Melbourne, 10 October 2016

"Conflict Prevention, Resolution and Peace Support Operations", Presentation to Global Affairs Canada/Department of National Defense/Canadian Armed Forces Forum, Ottawa, 20 September 2016

"Living with the new China - and that other Superpower", Presentation to Global Affairs Canada Roundtable, Ottawa, 19 September 2016

"The Responsibility to Protect: The ICISS Commission Fifteen Years On", Presentation to Simon Fraser University Faculty/Student Seminar, Vancouver, 16 September 2016

"Values and Interests in Foreign Policymaking", Public Lecture at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, 15 September 2016

"Living with Putin's Russia",  Opening Address to ANU Humanities Research Centre Conference on Putin’s Russia in the Wake of the Cold War, Canberra, 24 August 2016

"The US and China in Asia: How Should Australia Respond?", Address to National Press Club Canberra Writers Week Forum with Hugh White, Canberra, 23 August 2016

"Unveiling Ian Young, Remarks on unveiling of portrait of former Vice-Chancellor Ian Young, ANU, Canberra, 1 August 2016

"Celebrating ANU's 70th Birthday", Address to the Australian National University, Canberra, 1 August 2016

"Hiroshima Tree Planting Ceremony", Remarks to ANU's Crawford School of Public Policy, Canberra, 21 July 2016

"Celebrating Bob O'Neill", Launch of War, Strategy, History: Essays in Honour of Professor Robert O'Neill, (ANU Press, 2016), Canberra, 20 July 2016

"Opening the Crawford Australian Leadership Forum", Remarks at ANZ Opening Gala Dinner, Canberra, 19 June 2016

"2015 Sir Edward "Weary" Dunlop Asia Medal", Remarks at 2015 Sir Edward "Weary" Dunlop Asia Medal Asialink Dinner, Sydney, 16 June 2016

"Finding Common Ground: Negotiating Across Cultures on Peace and Security Issues", Presentation at Seventh King Hussein Memorial Lecture in Cultural Dialogue, Durham University, 4 May 2016

"Saving the World's Refugees: Syria and Beyond", Keynote Address to Aurora Dialogues, Yerevan, Armenia, 23 April 2016

"The Nuclear Policy Agenda: Where to Next?", Opening Keynote Address to CNND/Ukraine Embassy Nuclear Forum, Eliminating Nuclear Threats: Lessons from Chernobyl and Fukushima, Canberra, 19 April 2016

"So you Want to be a Diplomat", Remarks at Launch of Young Diplomats Society, Melbourne, 14 April 2016

"Australia's Role as Peacemaker: Cambodia First and Last?", Presentation to Research Workshop Australia as Peacemaker? Conflict Resolution in Australian Foreign Policy, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, 8 April 2016

"Protecting Myanmar's Minorities", Presentation to Public Seminar on Post-2015 Myanmar and Minority Protection under the NLD: Challenges and Opportunities, Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, University of Queensland, Brisbane, 16 March 2016

"R2P: Still in Need of the Friends", Presentation to Group of Friends of the Responsibility to Protect, hosted by Permanent Representatives of Rwanda and The Netherlands, New York, 26 February 2016

"Taking Stock of R2P", Panel Presentation to the Thematic Event Convened by the President of the UN General Assembly, From Commitment to Implementation: Ten Years of the Responsibility to Protect, Trusteeship Council Chamber, New York, 26 February 2016

"Welcoming Vice-Chancellor Brian Schmidt", Introduction at ANU Staff Welcome, Llewellyn Hall, ANU, Canberra, 4 February 2016

"The Seven Larger than Life Australian Public Service Dwarfs", Address to the South African Institute of International Affairs, Pretoria 7 December 2015 and Cape Town 9 December 2015

"Responsibility to Protect: Ten Years On", Address to the South African Institute of International Affairs, Pretoria 7 December 2015 and Cape Town 9 December 2015

"Farewelling Vice-Chancellor Ian Young", Extract from 2015 Annual ANU Council Dinner, Great Hall, University House, ANU, Canberra, 5 December 2015

"International Policy Implications Arising from Australia's Engagement in Nuclear Fuel Cycle Activities", Outline of issues address before South Australia Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission, Adelaide, 2 December 2015

"Why Peace Processes Fail", Launch of Jasmine-Kim Westendorf, Why Peace Processes Fail: Negotiating Insecurity After Civil War (Lynne Reiner Publishers, 2015), La Trobe University, Melbourne, 30 November 2015

"Australia's Regional Future", Opening Keynote Address to the 6th Annual Crawford PhD Conference, Friends and Partners: The Future of Regional Groupings Among Asia-Pacific Countries, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU, Canberra, 24 November 2015

"Navigating Australia's Relations with China and the United States", Keynote Dinner Address to China Matters 2nd National Meeting, Melbourne, 19 November 2015

"Challenges for the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists at 70: Restoring Reason to the Nuclear Debate", Keynote Address to the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists' Annual Clock Symposium, Chicago, 16 November 2015

"The Responsibility to Protect: After Libya and Syria", Presentation to Directors Seminar, Belfer Center, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, 12 November 2015

"China's "Shared Destiny" Story", Launch of the ANU China in the World Centre's Shared Destiny: China Story Yearbook 2014, Melbourne, 5 November 2015

"International Crisis Group Founders' Award, Response to presentation of Founder's Award by HM Queen Noor of Jordan, International Crisis Group Gala Dinner, New York, 26 October 2015

"The Role of International NGOs: The International Crisis Group as a Case Study", Presentation to Whitlam Institute/UWS Law School Conference on Non-State Governance, University of Western Sydney, 23 October 2015

"Deliberating the Dismissal", Panel Presentation at ANU College of Law Public Law Weekend, Constitutional Deliberations, Canberra, 1 October 2015

"Revisiting the 1965 Indonesian Coup", Opening Address to AIIA/ANU Southeast Asia Centre Conference to Mark 50th Anniversary of the 30 September Coup in Indonesia, Australian National University, Canberra, 17 September 2015

"Good International Citizenship: Values and Interests in Foreign Policymaking", Address to Sydney University Law School, 27 August 2015

"Celebrating the UN's 70th Anniversary", Keynote Address to the Annual Conference of the United Nations Association of Australia, Canberra, 21 August 2015

"R2P at Ten: Taking Stock", Lecture to "Coping with Crisis" Course, Stategic and Defence Studies Centre, Australian National University, Canberra, 19 August 2015; and Politics, International Relations and National Security Student Association, University of Canberra, 20 August 2015

"Foreign Policy: How is Australia travelling", Opening Address to the Inaugural "Australia 360" Conference, How is Australia Travelling in Today's World?, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, ANU, Canberra, 19 August 2015

"Our Common Humanity: Responding to Humanitarian Crisis", World Humanitarian Day Address to Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Canberra, 19 August 2015

"Remembering Vice-Chancellor Anthony Low", Remarks at the Memorial Celebration for the late Professor Anthony Low, University House Great Hall, ANU, 31 July 2015

"The ANU Indonesia Project: Fifty Years Young", Address to the ANU Indonesia Project 50th Anniversary Celebration, University House Great Hall, ANU, Canberra, 30 July 2015

"Challenging Times for Myanmar", Welcme Address to the 2015 Myanmar/Burma Update, Making Sense of Conflict, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, Australian National University, Canberra, 5 June 2015

"Thirty Years of Australian Union Aid Abroad", Launch of Livelihoods and Liberation Struggles: 30 Years of Australian Worker Solidarity by Dani Cooper for Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA, at ACTU Congress, Melbourne, 27 May 2015,

"Purposes Beyond Ourselves: Educating for Global Citizenship", Dinner Address to the Institute for Curriculum and Campus Internationalization (ICCI), Indiana University, Bloomington, 17 May 2015

"The Responsibility to Protect: A Stocktake", Opening Remarks to Conference on The Responsibility to Protect, School of Global and International Studies, Indiana University, 15 May 2015

"Nuclear Weapons: The State of Play 2015", Talking Points for launches of Nuclear Weapons: The State of Play 2015, (CNND, Canberra, 2015), Geneva, Vienna, Washington DC, Canberra, Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing, Moscow and New York, March-April 2015

"R2P: Looking Back, Looking Forward", Keynote Dinner Address to APR2P/GCR2P/Stanley Foundation.ICRtoP Conference on The Responsibility to Protect at 10: Progress, Challenges and Opportunities in the Asia Pacific, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 26 February 2015

"Making Australian Foreign Policy in 2015: What are Australia's Real Interests?", Notes for Panel Presentation to McKell Institute Forum, K&L Gates, Sydney, 11 February 2015

"Launching the ANU's Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs", Vote of Thanks to Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, Australin National University, Canberra, 4 February 2015

"What I have Learned About Democratic Governance", Notes for Presentation to King Prajadhipok Institute, Bangkok, 3 February 2015

"The French Veto Restraint Proposal: Making it Work", Panel Presentation to International Conference on Limiting the Use of Veto at the UN Security Council in the Case of Mass Atrocities, Sciences Po, Paris, 21 January 2015

"Getting to a Saner Global Nuclear Order", Keynote Dinner Address to RMIT/MIT Conference on Reassessing the Global Nuclear Order: Past, Present and Future, Melbourne, 10 January 2015

"Honoring Bob Mathews: An Outstanding Contributor to World Peace", Remarks to event celebrating the winning of inaugural OPCW-The Hague Award by Dr Robert Mathews, Law School, University of Melbourne, 12 December 2014

"Toward a Nuclear Free and Peaceful Korea and Northeast Asia: Being on the Right Side of History", Paper for 4th Kim Dae-jung Peace Conference, Seoul, 10 December 2014

"Australia and ASEAN", Launch of Sally Percival Wood and Baogang He (eds), The Australia-ASEAN Dialogue: Tracing Forty Years of Partnership (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), Melbourne, 3 December 2014

"Vietnam: Then and Now", Opening Address to 2014 Vietnam Update: Connected and Disconnected in Vietnam, ANU, Canberra, 1 December 2014

"Five Challenges for the UN Security Council", Address to the UN Security Council 12th Annual Workshop for Newly Elected Members hosted by Government of Finland, Greentree Foundation, Manhasset, New York, 13 November 2014

"Australia's Role in Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament", Keynote Address to Kokoda Foundation's Future Strategic Leaders Congress, ANU Coastal Campus, Kioloa NSW, 8 November 2014

"Values, Interests and Mass Atrocity Crimes: Does the Responsibility to Protect Have a Future?", Address to Relaunch the Australian Institute of Affairs, Tasmanian Branch, Government House, Hobart, 7 November 2014

"Zone of Crisis: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and Iraq", Launch of Amin Saikal, Zone of Crisis: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and Iraq (I.B. Tauris, London, 2014), ANU, Canberra, 22 October 2014

"The Limits of Sovereignty: The Case of Mass Atrocity Crimes", Keynote Address to Research School of Asia and the Pacific Symposium, Landscapes of Sovereignty in Asia and the Pacific, ANU, Canberra, 22 October 2014

"Appreciating the United Nations", Opening Address to the National Capital Model United Nations Conference, ANU, Canberra, 3 October 2014

"Patrick White's Legacy", Launch of Cynthia vanden Driesen and Bill Ashcroft (eds) Patrick White Centenary: The Legacy of a Prodigal Son (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014), ANU, Canberra, 2 October 2014

"Australia's Role in the Struggle for Democracy in South Africa", Launch of the Australasian South African Alliance Photographic Exhibition, Australia's Role in the Struggle for Democracy and Bilateral Cooperation Since 1994, Customs House, Sydney, 11 September 2014

"Inside the Hawke-Keating Government: A Cabinet Diary", Remarks on the launch by Paul Keating of Inside the Hawke-Keating Government: A Cabinet Diary (Melbourne University Press), Australian National University, Canberra, 27 August 2014

"Humanitarian Architecture", Launch of Esther Charlesworth, Humanitarian Architecture: 15 Stories of Architects Working After Disaster (Routledge, London & New York, 2014), Melbourne, 12 August 2014

"The Road to Abolition: Beyond the Nuclear Umbrella", Keynote Address to the Asahi Shimbun International Peace Symposium, The Road to Abolition of Nuclear Weapons, 2 August 2014

"Bob Carr's Diary of a Foreign Minister", Launch of Bob Carr's Diary of a Foreign Minister, Sydney, 14 April 2014

"What Can We Do About Nuclear Disarmament", Keynote Dinner Address to the CNS/Monterey Institute Workshop on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, PrepCom2014: Taking the Temperature Ahead of the 2015 Review Conference, Annecy, 14 March 2014

"After Syria: the Future of the Responsibility to Protect", Lecture to 2014 S.T.Lee Lecture, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, 12 March 2014

"The Governance of the Modern Australian University: One Approach or Many?", Panel Presentation to Universities Australia Annual Higher Education Conference, Canberra, 27 February 2014

"Responding to Iran's Nuclear Challenge", Panel Presentation to Lowy Institute/Council on Foreign Relations Council of Councils Fifth Regional Conference, Sydney, 24 February 2014

"The 1986-87 Cabinet: A View from the Inside", Remarks to the National Archives of Australia 1986 & 1987 Embargoed Cabinet Records Release, Canberra, 5 December 2013

"Barry Jones's Dictionary of World Biography: An E-Book for the Ages", Launch address of Barry Jones's Dictionary of World Biography, Canberra, 28 November 2013

"Indonesia: What Asia's Third Giant Means for Australia, and Australian Business", Presentation to CSIRO Forum, Melbourne, 25 November 2013

"The Rule of Law, Sustainable Economic Development and Sustainable Peace", Panel Presentation to Bangkok Dialogue on the Rule of Law, Investing in the Rule of Law, Justice and Security, Royal Thai Ministry of Justice/Thailand Institute of Justice, Bangkok, 15 November 2013

"Mass Atrocity Crimes After Syria: The Future of the Responsibility to Protect", Public Lecture, University of Queensland, 6 November 2013

"When is it Right to Fight? War, Peace and Mass Atrocity Crimes", Address to Adelaide Festival of Ideas, Adelaide, 19 October 2013

"The Responsibility to Protect: Theory and Practice", Presentation to China Institute of International Studies (CIIS) Conference on Responsible Protection: Building a Safer World, Beijing, 17 October 2013

"The South China Sea and Australia's Regional Security Environment", Launch of National Security College Occasional Paper No 5, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU, Canberra, 2 October 2013

"Societies in Transition: The Values We Share", Public Lecture to Australia in the World History Lecture Series, University of Melbourne, 29 August 2013

"Projecting Australia on the World Stage", Public Lecture to Australia in the World History Lecture Series, University of Melbourne, 29 August 2013

"Peacekeeping Lessons Learned: Australia in Cambodia", Presentation to DFAT Seminar, Canberra, 22 August 2013

"The Background Politics of the Tasmanian Dam Case", Remarks to Opening of ANU College of Law Tasmanian Dam Case Symposium, Canberra, 22 August 2013

"Launch of Lowy Institute's 10th Anniversary Anthology", Launch of Michael Fullilove & Anthony Bubalo (eds), Reports From a Turbulent Decade, Lowy Institute of International Policy, Sydney, 21 August 2013

"Embracing Our Common Humanity", 2013 Angelo Roncalli Lecture, John XXIII College, Canberra, 15 August 2013

"Making Nuclear Disarmament Happen", Keynote Address to the China Arms Control and Disarmament Association (CACDA) Conference on Arms Control and Strategic Stability, Beijing, 8 August 2013

"The Joy of - Labor - Politics", Launch of Senator Kim Carr, A Letter to Generation Next: Why Labor (Melbourne University Press, 2013), Melbourne, 23 July 2013

"What Can be Done About Syria?", Address to the Melbourne High School Political Interest Group, 16 July 2013

"Learning to Love the United Nations", Opening Address to the Model General Assembly, UN Youth Australia National Conference 2013, Sydney, 12 July 2013

"Regional Security Cooperation", Panel Presentation to the World Peace Forum, International Security in a Changing World: Innovation, Coordination, Development, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 28 June 2013

"Regional Security in East Asia", Panel Presentation to the World Peace Forum, International Security in a Changing World: Innovation, Coordination, Development, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 28 June 2013

"Soft Power, Public Diplomacy and Civility", Presentation to Council for the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS) Forum Civility and Democracy, Roundtable on ‘Soft Power and Public Diplomacy’, Parliament House, Canberra, 20 June 2013

"Celebrating Arab-Australians", Opening Address to Exhibition Commemorating Arab Australian Contributions to Victoria, Queens Hall, Parliament House, Melbourne, 12 June 2013

"Complexity, Imperfection and Public Policy", Remarks to ANU Crawford School of Public Policy 2013 Program, Canberra, 6 June 2013

"Celebrating Australia's Peacekeepers in Cambodia", Address to Twenty Year Commemorative Dinner for Australian Peacekeepers in Cambodia, Royal Military College, Duntroon, 25 May 2013

"The Responsibility to Protect: Re-Establishing Consensus on the Hardest Cases", Presentation to UNA-UK/All-Party Parliamentary Group Meeting The Responsibility to Protect: Living and Dying, London, 15 May 2013

"Eliminating Nuclear Weapons: An Impossible Dream?", Lecture to Humanitas Visiting Professorship in Statecraft and Diplomacy 2013, University of Cambridge, 13 May 2013

"Ending Mass Atrocity Crimes: A Hopeless Dream?, Lecture to Humanitas Visiting Professorship in Statecraft and Diplomacy 2013, University of Cambridge, 10 May 2013

"Ending Deadly Conflict: A Naïve Dream?", Lecture to Humanitas Visiting Professorship in Statecraft and Diplomacy 2013, University of Cambridge, 8 May 2013

Reducing Alert Rates of Nuclear Weapons", Presentation to Side-Event sponsored by Switzerland and New Zealand, Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference Preparatory Committee, Geneva, 24 April 2013

"Reducing the Role of Nuclear Weapons: Why It Matters", Presentation to Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Initiative (NPDI) Side-Event, Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference Preparatory Committee, Geneva, 23 April 2013

"Valuing the United Nations", Opening Address to the 22nd World Model United Conference, Melbourne, 18 March 2013

"Helping Burma/Myanmar", Welcome remarks to the Australia-Myanmar Institute Inaugural Conference, Melbourne Town Hall, 18 March 2013

"Genocide and Other Mass Atrocity Crimes: Asian Experience and Visions for the Future", Panel Presentation to the 4th Regional Forum on the Prevention of Genocide, Phnom Penh, 28 February 2013

"Energy Security and Nuclear Security", Panel Presentation to ASAN Institute for Policy Studies Nuclear Forum, Seoul, 20 February 2013

"Australia and the United Nations", Remarks on the launch of James Cotton and David Lee eds., Australia and the United Nations (DFAT/Longueville Books, 2013), Parliament House, Canberra, 7 February 2013

"The Rich List That Really Matters", Address to the Melbourne High School Speech Night, Melbourne, 30 November 2012

"What Makes a Successful International NGO?", Keynote Address to Oaktree Foundation 2012 National Conference, Queens College, Melbourne, 30 November 2012

"Australia and South East Asia", Dinner Address to AusAid ANU Distinguished Alumni attending Policy Choices for Vietnam Conference, Canberra, 29 November 2012

"From the Law School to Politics", Address to 1960s Alumni Reunion, University of Melbourne Law School, 22 November 2012

"Australia and China", Keynote Address to the 2012 Australia China Forum, Beijing, 14 November 2012

"Cambodia: The Peace Process - and After", Presentation to Cambodia Roundtable, Monash University, 2 November 2012

"Israel and Palestine: Buying a Ticket for Peace", Address to the Australian Friends of Palestine Association (AFOPA) Annual Dinner, Adelaide, 1 November 2012

"Responding to Mass Atrocity Crimes: The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) After Libya and Syria", Public Lecture at Central European University School of Public Policy, Budapest, 24 October 2012

"Wikileaks: For and Against", Presentation to Panel on Media and Freedom, Forum 2000 Conference, Prague, 22 October 2012

"Vaclav Havel's Legacy", Moderator's Presentation to Opening Panel on Vaclav Havel: The Powerful Powerless, Forum 2000 Conference, Prague, 22 October 2012

"The Atrocity Crimes We Can't Forget: Sri Lanka 2009", Launch of Gordon Weiss, The Cage: The Fight for Sri Lanka and the Last Days of the Tamil Tigers (New York: Bellevue Literary Press, 2012), New York, 17 October 2012

"Mass Atrocities and the Use of Force: R2P After Libya and Syria", Panel Presentation to the Conectas International Human Rights Colloquium on Limits of the International Community and the Use of Force, Sao Paolo, Brazil, 16 October 2012

"Why We Should Eliminate Nuclear Weapons", Lecture to University of Iceland, Reykjavik, 4 October 2012

"Human Security and Australian Foreign Policy", Launch of Dennis Altman, Joseph A Camilleri, Robyn Eckersley and Gerhard Hoffstaedter (Eds) Why Human Security Matters: Rethinking Australian Foreign Policy (Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 2012), University of Melbourne, 8 October 2012

"Amin Saikal, Modern Afghanisation: A History of Struggle and Survival", Launch of Amin Saikal, Modern Afghanisation: A History of Struggle and Survival (I.B. Taurus, London & New York, updated & revised ed., 2012), 20 September 2012

"Brazilian Proposal Tries to Unlock Deadlock in the Security Council", Interview with Veja, 2 September 2012

"Prospects for International Community", Presentation to DFAT Graduate Training Program on International Relations, Canberra, 7 September 2012

"Nuclear Deterrence in Asia and the Pacific", Presentation to Inaugural Conference of Asia and the Pacific Policy Society (APPS)/Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies Journal, Australian National University, Canberra, 7 September 2012

"R2P and RWP After Libya and Syria", Keynote Address to to GCR2P/FGV/Stanley Foundation Workshop, Responsibility While Protecting: What’s Next?, Rio de Janeiro, 23 August 2012

"Ending Deadly Conflict: Dream or Delusion?", Keynote Address to 1st International Conference in Violence Studies, ARC Centre of Excellence for Violence in Culture and History, University of Newcastle, 20 August 2012

"Islamisation in Java", Launch of Professor Emeritus M.C.Ricklefs, Islamisation and its Opponents in Java (NUS Press, Singapore, 2012), Canberra, 14 August 2012

"Idealism and Realism in Australian Foreign Policy", 2012 Hedley Bull Lecture, The Australian National University, University of Sydney, 14 August 2012

"Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament: Global and Regional Challenges", Presentation to University of Melbourne, AIIA and UN Youth Australia Lecture Series, Australia’s Role in the World, Sidney Myer Asia Centre, Melbourne, 9 August 2012

"International Law and Global Policymaking: Life at the Coalface", Presentation to University of Melbourne Law School 2012 Global Thinking Lecture Series, Melbourne, 6 August 2012

"Responding to War Crimes and Other Mass Atrocities", Presentation to 2012 SEW International Justice Forum, Wheeler Centre, Melbourne, 2 August 2012

"A Lawyer in Politics", Address to Attorney-General’s Department ‘Talking Heads’ Series, Canberra, 26 July 2012

"Launch of the ANU Law, Governance and Development Initiative", Australian National University, Canberra, 26 July 2012

"The Responsibility to Protect After Libya and Syria", Address to Annual Castan Centre for Human Rights Law Conference, Melbourne, 20 July 2012

"Australia, Nelson Mandela and the End of Apartheid", Nelson Mandela Day Address, Government House, Sydney, 17 July 2012

"Law, Justice and Mass Atrocity Crimes", Don Dunstan Foundation and Oxfam Australia 2012 Human Rights Oration, Adelaide, 10 July 2012

"The Role of the Human Rights Council in Implementing the Responsibility to Protect", Opening Presentation to Human Rights Council Side Event sponsored by Australia, Hungary, Nigeria, Thailand and Uruguay, Palais des Nations, Geneva, 19 June 2012

"No Power? No Influence? Australia's Middle Power Diplomacy in the Asian Century", 2012 Charteris Lecture to the Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA), New South Wales Branch, Sydney, 6 June 2012

"The International Crisis Group: The Role of a Global NGO in Preventing and Resolving Deadly Conflict", Presentation to SSPS Centre for Public Policy Challenging Crises Series, University of Melbourne, 17 May 2012

"Australia in the Asian Century: Foreign Policy Challenges", 2012 International Affairs Oration, International House, Melbourne, 10 May 2012

"Interview with YourCommonwealth.org", Interview with Francis Ventura

"Cambodia Past and Present", Keynote Remarks to ISEAS International Conference on Cambodia: Progress and Challenges Since 1991, Singapore, 29 March 2012

"A World Free of Nuclear Risk: Re-Energising Global Policymakers", Address to the International House of Japan/ANU Japan Alumni Association program, Rethinking Nuclear Non-Proliferation and the Nuclear Issue, Tokyo, 28 March 2012

"The Middle East in Revolt: Twelve Months On", Opening Address to University of Melbourne Asia Institute/Freedom House Conference, Middle East in Revolt: The First Anniversary, Melbourne, 17 March 2012

"Cabinet reshuffle: Gareth Evans on Bob Carr", Interview with Gareth Evans on The Conversation, 2 March 2012

"Australia’s Distinctive Presence in the World: And Why Winning a Security Council Seat Matters", Australia Day 2012 Breakfast Address, Parliament House, Melbourne, 26 January 2012

"R2P After Libya: The State of Play - And Next Steps" Notes of Presentation at Group of Friends of R2P Lunch Meeting, Netherlands Mission, 19 January 2012

"India and Australia in the Asian Century", Keynote Lecture to the Australia India Institute and University of Calcutta Conference The Asian Century – Security, Sustainability and Society: An India Australia Dialogue, Kolkata, 5 December 2011

"Law, Justice and Mass Atrocity Crimes", Address to UNSW, UTS and University of Sydney Law, Governance and Social Justice Public Discussion Series, Sydney, 23 November 2011

"Responding to Mass Atrocity Crimes: The Responsibility to Protect after Libya", 2011 El Hassan bin Talal Annual Lecture, University of York, 15 November 2011

"The Raison d'Etre, Scope and Limits of the Responsibility to Protect", Address to International Colloquium on The Responsibility to Protect: Ten Years On, Universite Paris Ouest, Centre de Droit International (CEDIN), Academie Diplomatique Internationale, Paris, 14 November 2011

"Response to David Rieff‘s “R2P, RIP", in New York Times and International Herald Tribune 7 November 2011

"East Timor and Me", A Response to Noam Chomsky, 3 November 2011

"Nuclear Weapons: The State of Play", Address to Global Strategy Forum, London, 18 October 2011

"Global Issues of the Future: Challenges for South Asian Policymakers", Keynote Address to India Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), 2nd Advanced Briefing Programme: Critical Strategic and Economic Themes for the Future, New Delhi, 31 October 2011

"Nuclear Weapons: The Road to Zero", Panel Presentation to Inter-Parliamentary Union 125th Assembly, Bern, 17 October 2011

"Responding to Mass Atrocity Crimes: The Responsibility to Protect After Libya", Address to the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, London, 6 October 2011

"Crisis, Uncertainty and Democracy", Welcoming Opening Address to Australian Political Studies Association (APSA) Conference 2011, 26 September 2011

"Interview: The “RtoP” Balance Sheet After Libya", Interviw with Alex Stark, e-International Relations, 2 September 2011

"Remembering Clyde Holding", State Memorial Service for Hon Clyde Holding, Great Hall, National Gallery of Victoria, 16 August 2011

"Governance, Leadership and Management in Universities", Keynote Address to 6th Annual University Governance and Regulations Forum, Melbourne, 10 August 2011

"An End to Nuclear Weapons: Commemorating the Victims of Atomic Warfare", Address to Australian Red Cross Friends of International Humanitarian Law (FIHL)/International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) Hiroshima and Nagasaki Commemoration Event, Melbourne, 9 August 2011

"Cambodia Then and Now: Commemorating the 1991 Peace Agreement", Keynote Address to Seminar on Measuring Cambodia’s Progress Toward Equality, University of NSW Law School, 6 August 2011

"Ending Mass Atrocity Crimes: The Responsibility to Protect Balance Sheet After Libya", Second Renate Kamener, Leo Baeck Centre, Melbourne, 31 July 2011

"Middle Power Diplomacy", Inaugural Edgardo Boeninger Memorial Lecture, Chile Pacific Foundation, Santiago, 29 June 2011

"War, Peace and National Identity", Keynote Address to the Melbourne Festival of Ideas, Sidney Myer Asia Centre, 15 June 2011

"Toward Safer and More Stable Nuclear Deterrence", Remarks to European Leadership Network/Nuclear Threat Initiative/Hoover Institution Conference on Deterrence: Its Past and Future, Lancaster House, London, 21 May 2011

"Preventing Violent Conflict: What Have We Learned?", Keynote Address to to USIP Second Annual Conference on Preventing Violent Conflict, Washington DC, 1 June 2011

"Implementing the Responsibility to Protect: Lessons and Challenges", Freilich Foundation 2011 Alice Tay Lecture on Law and Human Rights, Canberra, 5 May 2011

"Political Risk In Asian Markets", Address to 2011 Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference, Hong Kong, 21 March 2011

"Bruce Hall 50th Anniversary Commencement Dinner, Australian National University, Canberra, 10 March 2011

"Enlargers, Straiteners and the Making of Australian Foreign Policy", 12th Annual Manning Clark Lecture, National Library, Canberra, 3 March 2011

"The Asian Region in 2011: Trends and Tensions", Presentation to AsiaLink and Asia Society Chairman’s Welcome Reception, Melbourne, 21 February 2011

"An Enduring Legacy: Ian Chubb's Leadership of ANU", Address to Farewell Dinner to Vice-Chancellor Ian Chubb, University House, Australian National University, Canberra, 17 February 2011

"Nuclear Weapons As A Threat To Global Peace", Address to the UNI Global Union 3rd World Conference, Nagasaki, Japan, 11 November 2010

"Corruption, Peace and Security", Plenary Panel Presentation to Transparency International 14th International Anti-Corruption Conference, Bangkok, 10 November 2010

"Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament: Where Next?", Keynote Address to IAEA Safeguards Symposium, Vienna, 1 November 2010

"Making Ideas Matter", Convocation Address, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, 28 October 2010

"50 Years On: The ANU Law School", Address to the ANU College of Law 50th Anniversary Alumni Dinner, Canberra, 1 October 2010

"Why the UN Matters", Keynote Address to the United Nations Youth Assembly, Sydney, 29 September 2010

"National Government and Global Governance: Meeting the Challenges of International Decisionmaking", Opening Address to Australian Political Science Association (APSA) Conference, Connected Globe, Disconnected World, University of Melbourne, 27 September 2010

"A Nuclear Weapons Free World: Utopian Dream?", 2010 University of Melbourne Arts Dean's Lecture, School of Social and Political Sciences, The University of Melbourne, 20 September 2010

"Australia's Asian Future", Address to the Australian Club's International Table, Melbourne, 16 September 2010

"Asia Pacific Regional Security Architecture", Panel Presentation to the Global Policy Forum, Yaroslavl, Russia, 9 September 2010

"Cambodia Then and Now", Dinner Address to AsiaLink Conversation, Phnom Penh, 4 September 2010

"Indonesia's Democratic Transformation", Launch of Harold Crouch, Political Reform in Indonesia after Soeharto and Edward Aspinall and Marcus Mietzner (eds) Problems of Democratisation in Indonesia, College of Asia Pacific, Australian National University, Canberra, 26 August 2010

"Battling Race Hatred, Discrimination and Conflict: A Personal Journey", Diversity Week Lecture, University of Melbourne, 9 August 2010

"Peace v. Justice", Guest Lecture, Melbourne Law School, 27 July 2010

"The Great Encourager: The ANU's W.K. Hancock", Launch of Jim Davidson’s The Historian W.K.Hancock: A Three-Cornered Life (UNSW Press), ANU, Canberra, 14 July 2010

"Protecting the Vulnerable: How Lawyers Can Help", Keynote Dinner Address to the 2010 Australian Law Students’ Association (ALSA) Conference, Adelaide, 12 July 2010

"Ethnopolitical Conflict: When is it Right to Intervene?, Keynote Address to Centre for Ethno-Political Studies Conference on Ethnopolitics and Intervention in a Globalized World, University of Exeter, 28 June 2010

"International Law at the Coalface: Three Decades of Learning by Doing", Annual Kirby Lecture on International Law, Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law Conference, Australian National University, Canberra, 24 June 2010

"Making the Responsibility to Protect Work in the Asia Pacific", Presentation to ASEAN-ISIS 24th Asia-Pacific Roundtable, Kuala Lumpur, 8 June 2010

"A World Free of Fear: In Defence of Optimism", Acceptance Remarks to Presentation of Four Freedoms Award for Freedom from Fear, Roosevelt Stichting, Middelburg, Netherlands, 29 May 2010

"Nuclear Security: The Obama Summit and what Comes Next", Keynote Address to Fissile Material Working Group NGO Summit, Next Generation Nuclear Security: Meeting the Global Challenge, Washington, 12 April 2010

"From Ideas to Action: "Political Will" in International Decisionmaking", Address to annual Public Lecture for UQ's School of Political Science and International Studies, Brisbane, 31 March 2010

"Obama’s Prague Speech One Year On: The Nuclear Balance Sheet", Transcript of address to Australian Strategic Policy Institute Luncheon, 18 March 2010, Canberra

"Installation as Chancellor of Australian National University", Address to John Curtin School of Medical Research Auditorium, Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, 18 February 2010

"The Responsibility to Protect: Ending Mass Atrocity Crimes Once and for All", Law Week Oration 2009, Victoria Law Foundation and Melbourne Law School, Melbourne, 22 September 2009

"The Challenge of Nuclear Disarmament", Stephen Murray-Smith Memorial Lecture 2009, State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, 14 September 2009

"Implementing the Responsibility to Protect: The need to build on the 2005 Consensus", Statement to the United Nations General Assembly Interactive Dialogue on the Responsibility to Protect, New York, 23 July 2009