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The Honorable Kevin Rudd: An Alternative Future of US-China Relations

  • Harvard Center Shanghai 5F, HSBC Building, Shanghai IFC, 8 Century Avenue Shanghai China (map)
The Honorable Kevin Rudd

The Honorable Kevin Rudd

The Honorable Kevin Rudd discusses "An Alternative Future of US-China Relations"

The Harvard Center Shanghai cordially invites members of the Harvard Club of Shanghai to a talk and reception with the Honorable Kevin Rudd, former Prime Minister of Australia and Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Mr. Rudd will be speaking on "An Alternative Future of US-China Relations".

Mr. Rudd works at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and is a Visiting Fellow with Harvard's Institute of Politics. At the Belfer Center, he leads a major research effort on the possibilities and impacts of a new strategic relationship between China and the United States. He is also engaged in a range of international challenges, including global economic management, climate change and sustainability development.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

4:30pm: Talk and Reception

Cost: Free

Seating at the Harvard Center Shanghai is limited and we expect a capacity crowd for this special event. We have a limited number of seats for Regular and Associate Members of the Harvard Club of Shanghai. Light refreshments will be served.

To register for the event, kindly RSVP to Ms. Tracy Qin at [email protected].

About Kevin Rudd

Mr. Kevin Rudd served as Australia’s 26th Prime Minister from 2007 to 2010, then as
Foreign Minister from 2010 to 2012, before returning to the Prime Ministership in 2013. As Prime Minister, Mr. Rudd led Australia’s response during the Global Financial Crisis.
Australia's fiscal response to the crisis was reviewed by the IMF as the most effective
stimulus strategy of all member states. Australia was the only major advanced economy not to go into recession. Mr. Rudd is also internationally recognized as one of the founders of the G20 which drove the global response to the crisis, and which in 2009 helped prevent the crisis from spiraling into a second global depression.

Mr. Rudd started at Harvard in February 2014. He has been named as a Senior Fellow with Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He works at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and is also a Visiting Fellow with Harvard’s Institute of Politics. At the Belfer Center, Rudd leads a major research effort on possibilities and impacts of a new strategic relationship between China and the United States. With China on track to surpass the U.S. as the world’s largest economy during the next decade, the initiative will explore the shape of a new relationship and its impact on the global order. Mr. Rudd is a Chinese language speaker, a student of Chinese history, and has lived and worked in China. His China-related career goes back 30 years. Mr. Rudd’s work will complement the China efforts already underway at the Belfer Center and the Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation.

As a Visiting Fellow with the Institute of Politics, Rudd meets with students and student
groups, leading discussions on topical issues and on his experience in public and political service. In addition, he works with Harvard research center staff and participate in public policy classes with students and Harvard University faculty.