Asia's Future: Kevin Rudd in Conversation with Charlie Rose


Presented by the Asia Society Policy Institute

Join us for a special event introducing the inaugural President of the Asia Society Policy Institute and former Prime Minister of Australia, The Honorable Kevin Rudd, who will be joined in conversation by veteran broadcaster Charlie Rose. Mr. Rudd will discuss the future of Asia, China, and the world and share ideas and strategies to work toward solutions rather than drift into crises. He will offer his perspectives on how Asian countries and leaders can come together to confront common challenges and help steer the international system toward prosperity and security in a sustainable and peaceful manner.

Kevin Rudd is President of the Asia Society Policy Institute. He served as Australia’s 26th Prime Minister (2007-2010, 2013) and as Foreign Minister (2010-2012). He led Australia’s response during the global financial crisis — the only major developed economy not to go into recession — and helped found the G20. Prior to joining Asia Society, he was conducting a major research project on U.S.-China relations as Senior Fellow with Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Mr. Rudd is a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Chatham House and a Distinguished Statesman with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and he was recently appointed to the Concordia Leadership Council. He is proficient in Mandarin Chinese and is a Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University. He also co-authored a report of the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Global Sustainability and chairs the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Fragile States.

Charlie Rose is the anchor and executive editor of Charlie Rose, the nightly one-hour program that engages in one-on-one, in-depth conversations and round-table discussions, and the newly launched Charlie Rose: The Week, chronicling the best stories and interviews of the past seven days. He also co-anchors CBS This Morning and is a contributing correspondent to 60 Minutes. He is the recipient of the Legion d’honneur, numerous awards from the scientific and journalism communities, and many honorary degrees. He won the 2013 Peabody Prize for his interview with Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad and was recently named among the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME magazine. He joined Asia Society’s Board of Trustees in November 2014.


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Event Details

Tue 17 Feb 2015
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
725 Park Avenue New York, NY
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