Bob Carr in Conversation with Kerry Brown

Co-presented by the China Studies Centre, University of Sydney, and UTS: ACRI (Australia-China Relations Institute).

5.30pm – 8.00pm, Thursday 30 April 2015
Guest Entry Building 5, Block A (CB05A) Corner Quay Street and Ultimo Road, Haymarket, NSW 2000

Puzzled by their system? The Central Committee, Politburo and Standing Committee – where does power reside? Who is on the rise, who is on the decline? How do factions work? This will be an essential guide to contemporary Chinese government.

Professor the Hon Bob Carr
Director, Australia-China Relations Institute, UTS
• Elected to the NSW Parliament October 22, 1983.
• Appointed Chairman of the NSW Public Accounts Committee 1984
• Minister for Planning and the Environment, December 1984 to March 1988. (Responsible for: passing Australia’s first Wilderness Act; expansion of the national parks estate; policies to save wetlands; expansion of urban heritage protection).
• On defeat of the Unsworth Government in March 1988, elected Leader of the Australian Labor Party and thus Leader of the Opposition. Served for seven years until 1995.
• Premier of NSW, Australia’s biggest state, from April 4, 1995 to retirement on August 3, 2005.
• Extensive private sector experience – between 2005 and 2012 consultant for Macquarie Bank, Australia’s biggest investment bank; consultant for King & Wood Mallesons, one of Australia’s biggest law firms; and board member of Dymocks, Australia’s biggest book chain.
• Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, March 13, 2012 – October 23, 2013.
• Currently Director of Australia-China Relations Institute at the University of Technology, Sydney – a think tank dedicated to Australia-China relations.
Thoughtlines (Viking, 2002)
What Australia Means to Me (Penguin, 2003)
My Reading Life (Penguin, 2008)
Diary of a Foreign Minister (NewSouth Publishing, 2014).

Professor Kerry Brown
Kerry Brown is Professor of Chinese Politics and Director of the China Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. He is an Associate Fellow of Chatham House, London. He was previously head of the Asia programme at Chatham House, and a member of the British Diplomatic Service from 1998 to 2005. Since 2005, he has authored 11 books on China, including The New Emperors: Power and the Princelings in China – described as “essential” by the Financial Times in 2014 – and What’s Wrong with Diplomacy: The Case of the UK and China. He is also editor of the Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography.

Professor Kerry Brown’s latest publications will be available for sale at this event:
The New Emperors: Power and the Princelings in China (August 2014, I.B.Tauris)
What’s Wrong with Diplomacy?: The Future of Diplomacy and the Case of China and the UK (March 2015, Penguin Specials)

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