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Time:March 24-26, 2018
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Sponsor:Development Research Center of the State Council
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Kevin Rudd

Senior Fellow, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Former Prime Minister of Australia Special Guests and International Organizations

The Honorable Kevin Rudd served as Australia’s 26th Prime Minister (2007-2010, 2013) and as Foreign Minister (2010- 2012).

Mr. Rudd is inaugural President of the Asia Society Policy Institute in New York. ASPI is a “think do tank” dedicated to second track diplomacy to help governments and businesses on policy challenges within Asia, and between Asia, the US and the West. Mr. Rudd is a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School where in 2014-15 he completed a major policy report on the Future of U.S.-China Relations Under Xi Jinping. He served also as Chair of the Independent Commission on Multilateralism where in 2015-6 he led a review of the UN system.

He 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. Mr. Rudd is a member of the Comprehensive Test Ban Organization’s Group of Eminent Persons. He studies China for over 30 years, is proficient in Mandarin Chinese, serves at the international advisory board of the Schwarzman Scholars program at Tsinghua University, and honorary professor of Peking University. He currently undertakes a major research project at Oxford on Xi Jinping’s Worldview.