former Prime Minister of Australia
Kevin Rudd served as Australias 26th prime minister and as foreign minister. He led Australias response during the GFC the only major developed economy not to go into recession and helped found the G20. A Senior Fellow with Harvard Universitys John F. Kennedy School of Government, he is undertaking a major research project on US-China relations. Mr. Rudd is a distinguished visiting fellow at Chatham House. He is a distinguished statesman with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and was recently appointed to the Concordia Leadership Council. Mr. Rudd is proficient in Mandarin Chinese and a visiting professor at Tsinghua University. He co-authored a report of the UN Secretary Generals High Level Panel on Global Sustainability and chairs the WEFs Global Agenda Council on Fragile States.