Professor the Honourable Gareth John EVANS AC QC (MHS 1958-1961)
For eminent service to international relations, particularly in the Asia Pacific Region as an adviser to governments on a range of global policy matters, to conflict prevention and resolution, and to arms control and disarmament.
Professor Evans was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day 2001 Honours List for his service to the Australian Parliament, particularly through advancing Australia’s foreign policy and trade interests, especially in Asia and through the United Nations.
The following summarises his service and involvement since then.
President and Chief Executive Officer, International Crisis Group, 2000-2009; President Emeritus, since 2009.
Convenor, Asia Pacific Leadership Network for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, since 2011.
Co-Chair, International Advisory Board, Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, since 2008.
Member, UN Secretary-General's Advisory Committee on Genocide Prevention, since 2006.
Co-Chair, International Commission on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (Australia and Japan), 2008-2010.
Member, Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission (Sweden), 2003-2009.
Member, Secretary General's High Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change, United Nations, 2004.
Co-Chair, International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty, 2000-2001.
Chancellor, Australian National University, since 2010.
Professorial Fellow, University of Melbourne, since 2009.
Inaugural Fellow, Australian Institute of International Affairs, 2008.
Honorary Fellow, Magdalen College, University of Oxford, UK, 2004.
Queen’s Counsel, 1983.
Other awards/recognition include:
Freedom from Fear Medal, Four Freedoms Award, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, (USA and the Netherlands), 2010.
Honorary Doctorates of Law, from the Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada, 2010; University of Sydney, 2008; Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, 2005; and University of Melbourne, 2002.
Gareth was Melbourne High School Captain 1961.
Life Member MHSOBA Inc.
Dr David COHEN AM (MHS 1945-1948)
For service to progressive alternative education, curriculum development and science education, as a researcher and editor, and to the community.
Principal Educational Consultant and Psychologist, from 1990 until his recent retirement.
Member, Gallery of Distinguished Educators, Australian National Museum of Educators, 2010.
Co-Founder, Australasian Association for Progressive and Alternative Education, 2006.
Founding Member, Australasian Association for Research in Education; Life Member, 2003.
Editor, Education Alternatives, 1992-1998.
Co-Founder, Australasian Science Education Research Association, 1970.
Founding Member, Australian Curriculum Studies Association.
Associate Professor, Education, Macquarie University, 1973-1989; Senior Lecturer, 1969-1973.
Director, Studies (Curriculum Assessment), NSW Department of Education, 1980-1981.
Co-Founder, The Emanuel School, 1983; Currambena, Yinbilliko and Kinma, 1970-1972; and Elonera, 1987.
Vice President, Science Teachers' Association of Victoria, 1961; Member, 1956-1962; Editor of various newsletters/journals; Life Member, 1969; Guest Speaker, 50th Anniversary, 2002.
Executive Committee Member, Australian Jewish Historical Society.
Executive Committee Member, Australian Jewish Genealogical Society.
Vice-President, Victorian Lacrosse Association; Foundation President and Co-Founder, Chadstone Lacrosse Club, 1960; Life Member, 2004.
Fellow of the Australian College of Educators.
Member MHSOBA GM&B Patrons’ Club.
Mr Henry JOLSON QC OAM (MHS 1961-1964)
For service to the law, particularly in the area of alternative dispute resolution, to professional organisations, and to the community.
Advisory Panel Member, Chief Justice's ‘Portals’ Program, Supreme Court of Victoria, since 1997; Member, Panel of Mediators.
Conciliator appointed under Legal Practice Act, 1996 (Victoria), 1997.
Instructor - Advocacy, Leo Cussen Institute (Victoria), 1996-2003.
Chairman, Victorian Electricity Supply Industry Dispute Resolution Panel, 1997-1998.
Chairman, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, Victorian Bar Commercial Law Association, 1994-1995; Member, until 2006, Pioneered Court annexed mediation in Australia.
Appointed Queen's Counsel, 1991 (Victoria); Senior Counsel, 1994 (NSW).
Service to the Victorian Bar Association includes:
- Member, Dispute Resolution Committee, since 1991 (except 1993-1994).
- Conciliator, Legal Profession Tribunal, since 1996.
- Foundation Chairman, Sports Law Committee, since 2005 ; Chairman, Accreditation Committee, 2005-2007.
- Chairman, Overdue Fees Committee, 1992-1994; Member, Accommodation Committee, 1993-1994.
- Instructor, Readers' Course, for 10 years; Instructor, Bar Mediation Course, since 1995.
Teaching Assistant - Mediation, Dispute Resolution Centre, Bond University, 1995-2000. Distinguished Practitioner in Residence, Bond University Law School, 1993; and to Professor Roger Fisher (Harvard Law School) ‘Getting to Yes’ workshops, 1994.
Chairman, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, Law Council of Australia, 1998-2004; Member, since 1989.
Principal Author, Law Council's Rules for Court Annexed Mediation; drafting Committee of the Law Council's Ethical Standards for Mediators, and Guidelines for Participants in Mediation.
Member, Panel of Mediators, Australian Commercial Dispute Centre and IOOF Building Society Ltd National Panel.
Instructor - Advocacy, Australian Institute of Advocates, 1996-1998.
Director, National Board, Lawyers Engaged in Alternative Dispute Resolution (now called Leading Edge Alternative Dispute Resolver), 1996-1998; Member, Executive Committee, Victoria, 1994-1998; Instructor, Trainer and Assessor, Mediation Training Course, 1994.
Member, National Electricity Market Dispute Resolution Panel, 1998.
Chairman, Family Business Council of Australia Mediation Committee, 1997.
Judge Arbitrator, International Court of Arbitration for Sport, Switzerland, since 2000.
Conciliator, International Centre of Settlement of Investment Disputes, Washington DC, USA.
Member, International Bar Association.
Member, Court of Arbitration for Sport Tribunal established for the Melbourne 2006 and New Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games.
Executive Committee Member, Prime Minister’s Olympic Dinner, 2006-2008.
Board Member, Western Bulldogs Football Club, 2001-2011; Life Member, 2011.
Life Member, Eildon Boat Club, 2001; Director, 1988-2001; Commodore, 1995-1997.
President, Australian Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association, 2001-2005.
President, Member Bobsleigh Club, 2001.
Chair, Doping Control Tribunal, Athletics Australia, 2000.
Patron-in-Chief, Melbourne High School GM&B Patron’s Club, 1999-2000.
Member, Montefiore Hospital Ethics Committee, 1988-1992.
Chair, Jewish National Fund Jubilee Foundation, 1999-2002.
President, Jewish Crisis Centre, 1990-1993.
Chair, Grievance Tribunal, Macabbi Australia, since 2004; Honorary Legal Adviser to Macabbi Australia.
Honorary Legal Adviser to Yarra Yarra Golf Club, Victoria.
Fellow, Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration.
Australian Ambassador for the Peres Centre for Peace, Israel.
Ambassador, AFL Peace Teams competing in the AFL International Cups, 2008 and 2011.