Kevin Rudd

former Prime Minister of Australia

Kevin Rudd served as Australia’s 26th prime minister and as foreign minister. He led Australia’s response during the GFC – the only major developed economy not to go into recession – and helped found the G20. A Senior Fellow with Harvard University’s 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 General’s High Level Panel on Global Sustainability and chairs the WEF’s Global Agenda Council on Fragile States.