YCW LN: A conversation with Kevin Rudd on U.S.-China into 2020

with The Honourable Kevin Rudd AC, 26th Prime Minister of Australia and President of the Asia Society Policy Institute

Monday, December 2, 2019, 7:45 am

Nash Lecture Theatre, Strand Campus, King’s College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS

[7:30 am] Doors Open [7:50 am] Final Entry [9:00 am] Event Ends


Admission is on a first-come-first-served basis for those with tickets. Not everyone who books uses their ticket, so, to ensure a full house, we offer more tickets than there are places and venue staff reserve the right to refuse entry to those who arrive after 07:50.

This breakfast discussion is being held in partnership with the King’s College London School of Global Affairs and the Asia Society Policy Institute.

In 2019, twists and turns in the world’s most important bilateral relationship – that between the U.S. and China – have not been in short supply, with tensions across the economic, political, technological, societal and cultural spheres.

Over the past 12 months, some of the main sticking points between Washington and Beijing have included the continuing U.S.-China trade war, intellectual property, bans on ZTE and Huawei, national security concerns, alleged manipulation of the renminbi, democracy in Hong Kong, the South China Sea, censorship and human rights.

What the U.S.-China relationship holds in store for 2020 will be as multifaceted and consequential as ever, and the answers to some of the questions facing the world’s two largest economies will continue to be debated between U.S. and China watchers alike.

To discuss some of the talking points that will shape U.S.-China relations next year, YCW are delighted to host The Honourable Kevin Rudd AC in conversation.

Coffees and teas will be served prior to the formal event.

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About The Honourable Kevin Rudd AC

The Honourable Kevin Rudd AC served as Australia’s 26th Prime Minister (2007-2010, 2013) and as Foreign Minister (2010- 2012). He led Australia’s response during the Global Financial Crisis—the only major developed economy not to go into recession—and helped found the G20. Mr. Rudd joined the Asia Society Policy Institute in New York as its inaugural President in January 2015. In 2015-16, Mr. Rudd led a review of the UN system as chair of the Independent Commission on Multilateralism. In February 2014, Mr. Rudd was named a Senior Fellow with Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, where he completed a major policy paper, U.S.-China 21: The Future of U.S.-China Relations Under Xi Jinping.

Mr. Rudd is Chair of the Board of the International Peace Institute, and Chair of Sanitation and Water for All. He is a Distinguished Fellow at Chatham House in London, a Distinguished Statesman with the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington DC, a Distinguished Fellow at the Paulson Institute in Chicago, and a member of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Organization’s Group of Eminent Persons. Mr. Rudd is a member of the Concordia Leadership Council. He serves on the International Advisory Board of the Schwarzman Scholars program at Tsinghua University, and is an Honorary Professor at Peking University. Mr. Rudd is proficient in Mandarin Chinese. He also remains actively engaged in indigenous reconciliation.

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