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Kevin Rudd

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Kevin Rudd

Ambassador, The Embassy of Australia to the United States; 26th Prime Minister of Australia
Kevin Rudd

Ambassador Rudd served as Australia’s twenty-sixth Prime Minister from 2007 to 2010, then as Minister for Foreign Affairs, before a second term as Prime Minister in 2013. He was Member for Griffith in the Australian Parliament from 1998 to 2013.Since leaving government, Ambassador Rudd has resided in the United States where he is recognised as a leading analyst of China. In 2014, he joined the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs as a resident scholar on US-China relations. In 2015, he became inaugural President of the Asia Society Policy Institute in New York. In 2020, he was appointed President and CEO of the Asia Society globally and, in 2022, he founded the Asia Society Policy Institute’s Center for China Analysis.