Mr Gareth Evans
President and CEO of the International Crisis Group

will speak on

“Preventing  and Resolving Deadly Conflict:
The Role of the International Crisis Group"

Thursday February 16th 2006

Born in 1944, Gareth Evans holds first class honours degrees in Law from Melbourne University (BA, LLB (Hons)) and in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University (MA). Before entering the Australian Parliament in 1978, he was an academic lawyer specialising in constitutional and civil liberties law and a barrister specialising in industrial law. He became a Queens Counsel (QC) in 1983. A member of the Australian Parliament for 21 years he was a Cabinet Minister in the Hawke and Keating Labor Governments for thirteen years, finishing as Foreign Minister (1988-1996).
He has maintained strong academic and scholarly connections throughout his career, lecturing at many universities around the world. In May 2004 he was elected as an Honorary Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, and is a member of the International Advisory Board of UN Studies at Yale; the Advisory Council of the Institute for International Studies at Stanford; and the Editorial Advisory Board of the Cambridge Review of International Affairs. He sits on many well-known international commissions and has received many awards for his work. A full biography along with more information about the International Crisis Group can be viewed at .

Venue: The Priory of St Dominic, 40 Ave de la Renaissance, Brussels 1040
Drinks: 18.15 -19.30
Talk: 19.30
Discussion: 20.15-20.45
There will be no charge. As usual, family and friends are welcome
Those wishing to do so can join the dinner afterwards which has been organised at the “ Le Pré des Clercs” restaurant just around the corner from the Priory ( 42 Ave de la Renaissance). The cost will be around € 30 per head to be paid on the night.

Please reply to Carol de Lusignan, , tel: 02 732 33 28

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