10 May 20135:00pm - 6:30pmMill Lane (Lecture Room 9)

Description

This event is free and open to all

Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AC QC FASSA (Chancellor of the Australian National University) will give a series of three public lectures and a concluding symposium.

Abstract:

Is it possible to end once and for all genocide and other major crimes against humanity occurring behind sovereign state walls: to ensure that there will never again be another Cambodia, Rwanda, Srebrenica or Darfur? Has the new principle of “the responsibility to protect’ (or “R2P”) unanimously embraced by the UN in 2005, and applied with dramatic effect in Libya in 2011, now run its course with the Security Council paralysis over Syria? Gareth Evans will draw in this lecture on his role as a key initiator and global advocate of R2P as, inter alia, co-chair of the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty (2001)

Events in the Series:

Humanitas
Ending Deadly Conflict: A Naïve Dream?
8 May 2013 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Mill Lane Lecture Room 9

Humanitas Visiting Professor in Statecraft and Diplomacy 2013: Gareth Evans

Ending Mass Atrocity Crimes: A Hopeless Dream?
10 May 2013 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Mill Lane (Lecture Room 9)

Humanitas Visiting Professor in Statecraft and Diplomacy 2013: Gareth Evans

Eliminating Nuclear Weapons: An Impossible Dream?
13 May 2013 5:00pm - 5:30pm, Mill Lane Lecture Room 2

Humanitas Visiting Professor in Statecraft and Diplomacy 2013: Gareth Evans

The Future of Deadly Conflict: Is Optimism Defensible?
14 May 2013 2:00pm - 6:00pm, The Pitt Building (Darwin Room)

Humanitas Visiting Professor in Statecraft and Diplomacy 2013: Gareth Evans

About the Professorship

The Humanitas Chair in Statecraft and Diplomacy has been made possible by the generous support of Mrs Angelika Diekmann.

The Humanitas Visiting Professorship in Statecraft and Diplomacy aims to bring to Cambridge some of the world's leading practitioners in this general field. Using their personal experience and close engagement in contemporary events, they can provide a vivid and direct insight into vital areas of international affairs, where transparency is rarely available. They will also help to build bridges of interpretation and understanding between the theoreticians of international studies, and those most closely involved in shaping the initiatives and activities of nation states, alliances and international organisations in a period of global dynamism, uncertainty and change. This Visiting Professorship promises to help throw light on a profession famous for its discretion and the practice of its 'dark arts'.

Previous Humanitas Visiting Professor in Statecraft and Diplomacy

2011-12: Helen Clark (Administrator of United Nations Development Programme and Chair of United Nations Development Group; former Prime Minister of New Zealand)

Standing Committee

Christopher Hill (International Studies)
Sir Richard Dearlove (Master, Pembroke College)

Hosting College

Pembroke College

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