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

Tough Talk on North Korea

BBC World Service 8 February 2015   KEVIN RUDD: I think we are looking at a step change. We’ve been on the railway tracks, if you like, towards a crisis for some time now. But if you stand back from it all and see this as the fourth North Korean nuclear test in a decade, when we look at the …

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Rebuilding Trust in Asia

DAVOS – World Economic Forum 24 January 2015   KISHORE MAHBUBANI: Good morning everybody my name is Kishore Mahbubani, I’m the Dean of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore and it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to this panel on rebuilding trust in Asia. Now as you know at Davos we discuss many globally significant issues …

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Interview on CNN with Christiane Amanpour

11 November 2014 – CNN     CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR, CNN HOST (voice-over): Tonight: breaking the ice in Beijing. Australia’s former prime minister, Kevin Rudd, tells me that China and the United States have a tough line to tread. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) KEVIN RUDD, FORMER PRIME MINISTER OF AUSTRALIA: How do you manage to conduct a relationship between an existing and established …

Thomas KentInterview on CNN with Christiane Amanpour

Statement on the Death of Wayne Goss

Monday, 10 November 2014 Queensland has lost a great man, a great leader and one whom history will conclude was its greatest post-war Premier. He changed the face of Queensland, how Queenslanders looked at themselves, and how the rest of the nation saw Queensland. Had Wayne Goss contented himself with a private and not a public life – as his …

Adrian AndrewsStatement on the Death of Wayne Goss

Media Release: Kevin Rudd, Former Australian PM, to Head Asia Society Policy Institute

NEW YORK, October 21, 2014 — Asia Society announced today that the Honorable Kevin Rudd, former Prime Minister of Australia, will serve as the first President of the Asia Society Policy Institute. The Institute, launched this year, is designed to bring Asia to the forefront of global policymaking, advancing innovative thinking on major issues from Asian and American perspectives alike. …

Adrian AndrewsMedia Release: Kevin Rudd, Former Australian PM, to Head Asia Society Policy Institute

Statement on the Death of E. G. Whitlam

Tuesday, 21 October History is littered with ordinary politicians. E. G. Whitlam was an extraordinary political leader. And statesman. He stands as an exemplar for us all. This great man has left an indelible mark on Australia. An indelible mark for the good. And Australia will always be the better for it. In his character lay a deep blend of …

Adrian AndrewsStatement on the Death of E. G. Whitlam