President, Asia Society Policy Institute (26th Prime Minister of Australia)
Kevin Rudd served as Australia’s prime minister (2007-2010, 2013) and foreign minister (2010- 2012). He led Australia’s response to the global financial crisis and helped found the G20. Rudd joined the Asia Society Policy Institute in New York as its inaugural president in January 2015. He is chair of the board of the International Peace Institute, and chair of Sanitation and Water for All. He is a senior fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, a distinguished fellow at Chatham House, a distinguished statesman with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and a distinguished fellow at the Paulson Institute. Mr. Rudd is a member of the CTBTO’s Group of Eminent Persons. Mr. Rudd serves on the International Advisory Board of the Schwarzman Scholars program at Tsinghua University, and he is an honorary professor at Peking University. Mr. Rudd is proficient in Mandarin Chinese.