Professor Evans is the chancellor of the Australian National University, professorial fellow at the University of Melbourne, and president emeritus of the International Crisis Group. Previously, he was a cabinet minister for thirteen years, and served as attorney general (1983-4), minister for Resources and Energy (1984-7), minister for Transport and Communications (1987-8) and foreign minister (1988-96). He has written or edited nine books – including Cooperating for Peace (1993), Australia’s Foreign Relations (1995), and The Responsibility to Protect: Ending Mass Atrocity Crimes Once and for All (2008) – and has published over 100 journal articles and chapters on foreign relations, human rights and legal and constitutional reform. He has co-chaired two major International Commissions, on Intervention and State Sovereignty (2000-01), and Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (2008-10). In December 2011 Foreign Policy magazine cited him as one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers for 2011. He received a B.A and LL.B. (Hons) from the University of Melbourne and an M.A. from Oxford University.