The Future of US-China Relations Under Xi Jinping

Asia Society – New York 13-04-15   KEVIN RUDD: A core question that we seek to answer is, can China and the United States craft a common future together? Not one simply based on an adversarial relationship, with an inevitable trajectory towards crisis, conflict and even war. But a common future which sustains prosperity, which sustains civility and which sustains …

Thomas KentThe Future of US-China Relations Under Xi Jinping

Sino-Indian Relations in a Global Context

NEW YORK – Asia Society 6 April 2015   TOM NAGORSKI: Good morning everyone and thanks for joining us. My name is Tom Nagorski, I’m the Executive Vice President of the Asia Society calling in today from New York. Welcome to this AsiaConnect briefing call. In this AsiaConnect series we offer insights on policy related developments in Asia and in …

Thomas KentSino-Indian Relations in a Global Context

SpeechTED Talk

1 April 2015 – Vancouver, Canada G’day, my name’s Kevin. I’m from Australia. I’m here to help. (Laughter) Tonight, I want to talk about a tale of two cities. One of those cities is called Washington, and the other is called Beijing. Because how these two capitals shape their future and the future of the United States and the future …

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Statement: Malcolm Fraser

Malcolm Fraser should be honoured as a Liberal Prime Minster of Australia in the tradition of Alfred Deakin. Prime Minster Fraser, both during his time in office and after, championed the cause of ending apartheid in South Africa; the advancement of the interests of Indigenous Australians; and the passage of the Human Rights Act in 1981. On the moral imperative …

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Scope of China’s anti-graft drive surprising

CNBC 11/03/2015   KEVIN RUDD: There’s an open question now as to whether he’s becoming the strongest Chinese President since Mao. So let’s just keep our minds open on that one. A couple of years ago when he was elected I said he’d be the strongest since Deng and two years later I’m beginning to think that one through again. …

Thomas KentScope of China’s anti-graft drive surprising

Speech: 2015 National Apology Breakfast

18 February 2015 – Sydney, Australia The State of the Indigenous Nation On the Seventh Anniversary of the National Apology to Indigenous Australians. I honour the First Australians, on whose land we meet, and whose cultures we celebrate, as the oldest continuing cultures in human history. I honour the Stolen Generations whose mistreatment over nearly a century represents a stain on …

Adrian AndrewsSpeech: 2015 National Apology Breakfast

Former Australia PM Kevin Rudd: Charlie Rose

NEW YORK – Asia Society 17 February 2015 http://www.charlierose.com/watch/60526012   CHARLIE ROSE: Kevin Rudd is a former Prime Minister of Australia. He was in office from 2007-2010 and again in 2013. He is also a former diplomat and fluent Mandarin speaker. He is now President of the Asia Society Policy Institute. I spoke to him recently at the Asia Society. …

Thomas KentFormer Australia PM Kevin Rudd: Charlie Rose

Walk the Talk with Kevin Rudd

DELHI – 13 February 2015 NDTV SHEKHAR GUPTA: Hello and welcome to Walk The Talk, I’m Shekhar Gupta, in the compound of the Australian High Commission in Delhi, and my guest today, the only gentleman to have been elected Prime Minister of Australia twice after ’49, but even more than that now a global statesman, and a peacemaker on issues ranging …

Thomas KentWalk the Talk with Kevin Rudd

Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on the Future of Asia

WNYC 11-02-15   HOST: Exactly seven years ago this Friday, then Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd faced his nation a polyglot of immigrants and indigenous people whose long story of conflict and humiliation was a bloody, uneasy one. He gave a speech that he said would turn the pages of history.   AUDIO OF THE APOLOGY: We apologize for the …

Thomas KentFormer Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on the Future of Asia