Speeches

  • Kevin Rudd speaks to the US Military Academy West Point: Understanding China’s Rise Under Xi Jinping (3/5/2018) - UNDERSTANDING CHINA’S RISE UNDER XI JINPING   THE HONOURABLE KEVIN RUDD 26TH PRIME MINISTER OF AUSTRALIA PRESIDENT OF THE ASIA SOCIETY POLICY INSTITUTE   ADDRESS TO CADETS UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY, WEST POINT MONDAY 5 MARCH 2018   Next week marks the 216th anniversary of the founding of the West Point Military Academy. Its founding […]
  • Kevin Rudd speaks to the Message Stick National Apology Breakfast: “Address on the Tenth Anniversary of the Apology” (2/13/2018) - Address on the Tenth Anniversary of the National Apology  The Honourable Kevin Rudd 26th Prime Minister of Australia Great Hall, Parliament House Canberra 13 February 2018 For many of us, ten years may seem like an eternity. For our long-suffering indigenous brothers and sisters, it is not. The national apology to indigenous Australians came fully […]
  • Kevin Rudd delivers the inaugural La Trobe University China Studies Oration (2/12/2018) - “Xi Jinping’s China, Trump’s America and the Future of Australia‑China Relations”  Inaugural La Trobe University China Studies Oration The Honourable Kevin Rudd 26th Prime Minister of Australia State Library of Victoria Melbourne Tuesday 12 February 2018 Tonight I am to speak about Australia-China relations. Let me first put this into a broader frame. I’d like to talk first about […]
  • Kevin Rudd speaks at the National Press Club, Canberra: “On Closing the Gap, We Must Stay the Course” (2/12/2018) - ‘On Closing the Gap, We Must Stay the Course’ The Honourable Kevin Rudd 26th Prime Minister of Australia The Australian National Press Club Canberra 12 February 2018   I begin by acknowledging the First Australians on whose lands we meet, and whose cultures we celebrate as the oldest continuing cultures in human history. I thank […]
  • Kevin Rudd speaks to the Korea National Diplomatic Academy, Seoul: “The North Korean Nuclear Problem” (12/11/2017) - An Address By The Hon Kevin Rudd 26th Prime Minister of Australia President, Asia Society Policy Institute, New York   “The North Korean Nuclear Problem”   Monday 11 December 2017   Korea National Diplomatic Academy, Seoul Kevin Rudd address: Panel discussion:   Foreign Minister Kang, General Colin Powell, Ambassador Tom Pickering, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. […]
  • Kevin Rudd speaks to the Seventh World Congress on the Study of China: “A New Sinology for the Future” (12/10/2017) - 新时代的新汉学 “A New Sinology for A New Period” The Honourable Kevin Rudd 26th Prime Minister of Australia President of the Asia Society Policy Institute, New York  An Address to the Seventh World Forum on China Studies Shanghai Sunday 10 December 2017 Minister Jiang Jianguo, Director of the State Council Information Office. Mayor Ying Yong of […]
  • Kevin Rudd speaks to the Yenching Academy, Peking University, Beijing: “Preserving the Long Peace in Asia” (12/8/2017) - ‘PRESERVING THE LONG PEACE IN ASIA’ THE HON KEVIN RUDD 26TH PRIME MINISTER OF AUSTRALIA PRESIDENT, ASIA SOCIETY POLICY INSTITUTE AN ADDRESS TO THE YENCHING ACADEMY, PEKING UNIVERSITY, BEIJING FRIDAY 8 DECEMBER 2017 How to preserve the long peace in Asia is of critical importance not just in Asia, but to nations across the world. The […]
  • Kevin Rudd: On the Nature of Labor and Conservative Governments (12/1/2017) - On the Nature of Labor and Conservative Governments Address by the Honourable Kevin Rudd 26th Prime Minister of Australia Le Montage, Sydney 1 December 2017.   My name is Kevin. I’m still from Queensland. And one decade on I’m still here to help. Friends, its one decade since we removed John Winston Howard from government. […]
  • Kevin Rudd in the Brown Journal of World Affairs: Navigating Australia’s Diplomatic Future (10/18/2017) - Originally published by the Brown Journal of World Affairs, Fall/Winter 2017, Volume XXIV, Issue 1 Kevin Rudd interviewed by Paul Butler. Available for PDF download from this link
  • The North Korean Nuclear Dilemma: Is Asia Heading Towards Armed Conflict? An Address to the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (8/31/2017) - The North Korean Nuclear Dilemma: Is Asia Heading Towards Armed Conflict? An Address to the Swedish Institute of International Affairs The Honourable Kevin Rudd, 26th Prime Minister of Australia, President of the Asia Society Policy Institute Stockholm, Thursday 31 August 2017 Thank you very much Mats. It’s great to be back in Stockholm. I really enjoy this city, I enjoy this country. You […]
  • Kevin Rudd: In Defense of the Liberal International Order (2/21/2017) - On February 21, 2017, ASPI President Kevin Rudd gave an address at the Fundación Rafael del Pino in Madrid, Spain. His speech focused on the lost traditions of the West and the future of the liberal international order in the face of “systemic” changes that are transforming the world. Rudd finds the world “buffeted by the most […]
  • Munich Security Conference 2017 – Panel Discussion “Pacific no more? Security in East Asia and the Korean Peninsula” (2/20/2017) - John Chipman (Director General and Chief Executive, International Institute for Strategic Studies; introduction), Yun Byung-Se (Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea), Ng Eng Hen (Minister of Defence, Republic of Singapore), Fu Ying (Chairwoman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the National People’s Congress, Parliament of the People’s Republic of China), Lassina Zerbo (Executive […]
  • Why ‘Closing the Gap’ Remains Valid For The Future (2/13/2017) - Why ‘Closing the Gap’ Remains Valid For The Future The need for a new target on Indigenous child removal. An Address on the 9th Anniversary of the National Apology to Australia’s Indigenous Peoples. The Hon. Kevin Rudd 26th Prime Minister of Australia Chair of the National Apology Foundation for Indigenous Australians Australian National University Canberra […]
  • Australia Day address to the American Australian Association (1/20/2017) - His Excellency the Consul General, Distinguished Guests, My fellow Australians, My fellow New Yorkers, One and all. I begin by honouring the First Australians, who first settled our continent some 70,000 years ago, and whose cultures represent the oldest continuing cultures on earth. I also honour those Australians who have come more recently to our […]
  • Address to The Raisina Dialogue 2017 (1/18/2017) - On January 17, 2017, in a keynote address at the Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi, ASPI President The Hon. Kevin Rudd outlined ten major challenges facing the international community and the multilateral system. Below is the text of the speech as prepared. 2017: The Year of Living Dangerously Address to The Raisina Dialogue Observer Research […]
  • Address to ANU: On Building a Big Australia (12/16/2016) - On Building a Big Australia An Address on Receipt of an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the Australian National University. The Honourable Kevin Rudd 26th Prime Minister of Australia President of the Asia Society Policy Institute, New York. Chair of the Independent Commission on Multilateralism, New York Llewellyn Hall Canberra 16 December, 2016. I honour […]
  • CDP annual dinner at Columbia University (12/8/2016) - Was a pleasure this week to speak at the CDP annual dinner at Columbia University in New York. CDP is a not-for-profit that runs the global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts. Data, measurement and understanding what greenhouse gas emission reduction is being achieved is absolutely critical […]
  • The United States, China and Europe under a Trump Administration (11/24/2016) - An Address to the Hamburg Summit on Europe China Relations The Hon Kevin Rudd 26th Prime Minister of Australia President of the Asia Society Policy Institute, New York. Hamburg City Hall 23 November 2016 Former Chancellor of Germany, Gerhardt Schroeder. Mayor Olaf Scholz of the City of Hamburg. Distinguished guests. Ladies and gentlemen. It is […]
  • President Trump, the Future of Great Power Relations and the Role of the UN (11/22/2016) - An Address to the World Policy Conference French Institute of International Relations Doha 21 November 2016 It’s good to be back in Doha. It’s good to be back in the Gulf with so many friends from the Arab world. And its good to be participating in this World Policy Conference, convened by the French Institute […]
  • Rising to the Global Sustainability Challenge: Future Action on Climate Change (11/1/2016) - The Hon. Kevin Rudd 26th Prime Minister of Australia President, Asia Society Policy Institute Speech delivered at the BSR Annual Conference 1 November 2016 New York Next week, government, business and civil society leaders will gather in Marrakesh in our latest global effort to tackle the climate crisis. The task: translate the historic progress from […]