Media Release – Kevin Rudd to Chair Independent Commission on Multilateralism (ICM)

New York, USA Kevin Rudd, former Prime Minister of Australia, will chair the newly launched Independent Commission on Multilateralism (ICM). The Commission will be co-chaired by Børge Brende, Foreign Minister of Norway, and John Baird, Foreign Minister of Canada. The Commission will be a comprehensive two year program, with the objective of identifying policy proposals to enhance the multilateral system’s ability …

Adrian AndrewsMedia Release – Kevin Rudd to Chair Independent Commission on Multilateralism (ICM)

Building U.S.-China Relations through Language and Culture

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA 8 May 2014 – National Chinese Language Conference   KEVIN RUDD: Well thank you very much Josette for those kind and exaggerated words. (CHINESE) And for non-Chinese speakers in the audience this evening that is simply saying that Ancient China has a great saying, which is, “There is nothing on earth to fear… there is one thing …

Thomas KentBuilding U.S.-China Relations through Language and Culture

Article – Washington Post

How to navigate the East China Sea dispute between Japan and China While the world focuses on Ukraine, ships and planes from Japan and China challenge each other almost every day near a few square miles of barren islets in the East China Sea that Japan calls the Senkaku and China calls the Diaoyu islands. This dangerous rivalry dates to …

Adrian AndrewsArticle – Washington Post

Address at the German Historical Museum

On the 100th Anniversary of the First World War: Strategic Lessons from Europe’s Past for Asia’s Future German Historical Museum – 10 April 2014 As a child, I grew up on a farm just outside a small town called Eumundi in rural Queensland in northeastern Australia. Queensland was to Australia what perhaps Bavaria was to Germany: rural, religious and generally …

Adrian AndrewsAddress at the German Historical Museum

Address to the US-China Public Policy Forum

Now What about the Next 35 Years in US-China Relations? Can China and the US Work Together to Construct New Global Public Goods? 24 March 2014 For all of us, anniversaries are important. They cause us to pause. To reflect. To take stock. To think for a moment about the future. And importantly to step outside the ebb and flow of the events of the …

Adrian AndrewsAddress to the US-China Public Policy Forum

Media Release – Former Australian Prime Minister Named Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School

Kevin Rudd will lead major research effort on U.S.-China relations at Belfer Center Mr. Rudd also will lead study groups on public service, policy at Harvard’s Institute of Politics CAMBRIDGE, MA. — Kevin Rudd, former Prime Minister of Australia, has been named a Senior Fellow with Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He will work at the Belfer …

Adrian AndrewsMedia Release – Former Australian Prime Minister Named Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School

Speech – Annual Address to the National Apology Breakfast

On the Establishment of a National Apology Foundation  It is good to be here among friends. It is particularly good to be here with so many of my Aboriginal brothers and sisters. One of the many good things about Australia is that, at our best, we look out for one another. And what we’ve sought to do over the last …

Adrian AndrewsSpeech – Annual Address to the National Apology Breakfast

Alastair Buchan Memorial Lecture

THE CENTRAL QUESTION OF OUR TIME: The Impact of the Rise of China on the 21st Century Order  16 December 2013 – International Institute of Strategic Studies I am honoured to have been invited by the International Institute of Strategic Studies to deliver this year’s Alastair Buchan Lecture, named in honour of the Institute’s inaugural director. I am also honoured to …

Adrian AndrewsAlastair Buchan Memorial Lecture

Address to the Tsinghua-Carnegie Global Dialogue

4 December 2013 Different Approaches to Building a New Great Power Relationship between China and the United States   I would like to congratulate both Tsinghua University and the Carnegie Endowment for convening this inaugural global dialogue here in Beijing. I have spoken at Tsinghua before, as I have at Carnegie in Washington. I understand the priority which both President Chen …

Adrian AndrewsAddress to the Tsinghua-Carnegie Global Dialogue

Address to Peking University

The psychology and anatomy of a new model of great power relations 1 November 2013 I should begin my remarks today in Beijing by stating my absolute condemnation for the terrorist event in Tiananmen Square earlier this week. Any terrorist attack is an attack on our common civilisation. Whatever its political motivations, terrorism is a form of mass murder. It …

Adrian AndrewsAddress to Peking University