Interview on Lateline

TONY JONES, PRESENTER: Kevin Rudd has been making waves in Australia again. This week the former Prime Minister delivered the Rowan Williams Lecture at Trinity College in Melbourne in which he addressed the issue of climate change from a Christian perspective. He levelled severe criticism at one Catholic leader, challenging the ethical, scientific and policy basis of Cardinal George Pell’s …

Interview on The Project

HOST: We’re now joined by a man who knows about asylum seeker policies, the United Nations and being the most powerful man in the country. Please welcome Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. Great to see you. We will get to the UN in a second. You’ve got yourself a new job. Congratulations. KEVIN RUDD: I’ve, since last year, been in …

Asia needs its own EU more than ever

Originally published on Europe’s World – 29 October 2015 By Kevin Rudd But not on the EU model, stresses Kevin Rudd, who as Australia’s prime minister first floated the idea of an Asia-Pacific Community in 2008 There are concerning parallels between pre-1914 Europe and today’s security tensions in maritime Asia. The Asia-Pacific region has been witnessing an emerging bifurcation between …

An Inclusive And Consultative Approach To Governance

Kuala Lumpur – Premier Forum 21 October 2015 [2.00] HOST: … And finally we have Kevin Rudd. He served as Australia’s 26th Prime Minister from 2007-2010 and again in 2013, with a stint as Foreign Minister in the years in between. He is well known for being an outspoken Chinese scholar and a fluent Mandarin speaker. Ni hao. [4.30] HOST: …

Grading the Obama-Xi Summit

2015 Concordia Summit 7-10-15 ANDY SERWER: Thank you very much Matt, we really appreciate it at Yahoo! and this really is a great panel and a great topic. I couldn’t think of three better people to talk to on the entire planet than these three guys. The other thing that’s really kind of cool as you will see I hope …

China and the US need to see eye to eye again. It’s in both their interests

Originally published in The Guardian – 24 September 2015 By Kevin Rudd The doom-mongers are out in force as the Chinese president Xi Jinping begins his American visit, but the deep disagreements that exist are solvable, As President Xi Jinping begins his first state visit to the United States, something of a potentially dangerous trend is beginning to emerge in …