[TimorLesteStudies] Gareth Evans appointed new ANU Chancellor

Bu Wilson Bu.Wilson at anu.edu.au
Fri Dec 4 12:48:17 EST 2009


Former Australian Foreign Minister Gareth Evans has been appointed
Chancellor of The Australian National University by the University Council

Mr Evans will succeed Professor Kim Beazley, who has been named Australian
Ambassador to the United States.

Mr Evans, President Emeritus of the International Crisis Group, Co-Chair of
the International Commission on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament
and Honorary Professorial Fellow at Melbourne University, will take up the
appointment early in the New Year.  Mr Evans has had a long career in public
life, including 21 years in the Australian Parliament and 13 years as a
Cabinet Minister. 

A Rhodes Scholar, Mr Evans was academic lawyer and barrister prior to
entering parliament. 

ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Chubb said Mr Evans was an eminent
Australia who would make an important contribution to the University.

"Gareth Evans has made an outstanding contribution to Australian life and
international affairs over his long career. His national and international
standing makes him a perfect fit for ANU," Professor Chubb said.

"A hallmark of Gareth's career has been the academic rigour and energy he
has brought to each role. His output of books and articles over the course
of his career is substantial and admirably so given his roles and
responsibilities in his professional life.  His links with, and
contributions to, universities and like institutions around the world means
he has special empathy with the academic enterprise in many of its forms. "

"Kim Beazley has been an excellent Chancellor for ANU. He has had a
life-long association with the University and will always be welcomed warmly
back to the campus.  The loss for ANU, however, is tempered by the gain for
the nation. He brings enormous gravitas and a deep understanding of the
United States to the role of Ambassador," Professor Chubb said.

Professor Kim Beazley said. "Gareth Evans is a great Australian of
international renown. His advocacy and advice will be invaluable within the
University and formidable in public forums in Australia and globally.

A full CV of Mr Evans can be found at

For further information or to arrange interview:

Jane O'Dwyer 02 6125 5001 or 0412 555 895 

Bu Wilson
Centre for International Governance and Justice,
Regulatory  Institutions Network (RegNet,  College of Asia and the Pacific, 
Australian National University, 
Canberra   ACT   0200 

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E: Bu.Wilson at anu.edu.au


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