China Studies Research Centre, La Trobe University
6:00-8:30pm, Tuesday 13 February
Experimedia, State Library Victoria, 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne
The Inaugural La Trobe University China Studies Oration will be delivered by Australia’s 26th Prime Minister, the Honourable Kevin Rudd. The title of Mr. Rudd’s address is “Reflections on the Australia-China Relationship”.
Mr. Rudd will be available after the event to sign copies of the first volume of his memoirs, “Not for the Faint-hearted: A personal reflection on life, politics and purpose 1957-2007.”
About the Speaker
The Honorable Kevin Rudd was Australia’s 26th Prime Minister (2007-2010, 2013) and Foreign Minister (2010- 2012). Mr. Rudd joined the Asia Society Policy Institute in New York as its inaugural President in January 2015. From 2014–2016 he was Chair of the Independent Commission on Multilateralism, where he led a major review of the United Nations system. In 2014, Mr. Rudd was a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School where he completed a major policy paper, U.S.–China 21: The Future of U.S.–China Relations Under Xi Jinping. Mr. Rudd is a Distinguished Fellow at Chatham House in London, a Distinguished Statesman with the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, and a Distinguished Fellow at the Paulson Institute in Chicago. He is proficient in Mandarin Chinese and serves as a Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing. He co-chairs the World Economic Forum’s China Council.