Hosted by ANU Chancellor Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AC QC in his very last Gala Dinner as Chancellor, the evening will feature our special guest speaker the Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG.
The Gala Dinner provides an opportunity to celebrate the year that was and bring together the ANU Victoria-based alumni to re-connect with former classmates, meet other members of the Melbourne alumni community, and farewell the Chancellor in person. Don't miss out on this opportunity to join other ANU alumni and hear from two eminent speakers in the iconic State Library Victoria.
Please register by Friday 8 November 2019.
Cost - $100 per person or $900 per table of 10
Dress - Business attire
About the speaker
Dr Michael Kirby HonLLD '04 retired from the High Court of Australia in 2009 as Australia's longest serving judge. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from ANU in 2004.
During his legal tenure, Justice Kirby served on many national and international bodies. He was a member of the World Health Organisation's Global Commission on AIDS (1988-92); as President of the International Commission of Jurists, Geneva (1995-8); as UN Special Representative for Human Rights in Cambodia (1993-6); as a member of the UNESCO International Bioethics Committee (1995-2005); as a member of the High Commissioner for Human Rights' Judicial Reference Group (2007- 9) and as a member of the UNAIDS Reference Group on HIV and Human Rights (2004-).
Following his judicial retirement, Michael Kirby was elected President of the Institute of Arbitrators & Mediators Australia from 2009-2010. He served as a Board Member of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (2009-14). He has been appointed Honorary Visiting Professor by twelve universities. And he participates regularly in many local and international conferences and meetings. He has been awarded a number of honorary doctorates at home and abroad. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of The Laws of Australia.
See photos from last year dinner.