Episode 43: Gareth Evans

Gareth Evans will forever be known as the godfather of the doctrine of the Responsibility to Protect. The former foreign minister of Australia was also a pioneer in the practice of middle power “niche diplomacy,” and in this episode of the Global Dispatches Podcast Gareth Evans traces his personal and intellectual journey from a working class family in Australia to becoming one of his generation’s greatest human rights intellectuals and statesmen. Evans kicks off with a discussion of some of the big issues facing the UN Security Council then pivot to a longer conversation about Evans’ intellectual development, including powerful moments that shaped his worldview from an early age.