The nation’s 26th Prime Minister will argue that like many countries, Australia is in danger of being overwhelmed by the deep structural forces now driving profound global change.
According to Mr Rudd, these unprecedented challenges mean it is time to begin a discussion on possible policy alternatives and whether Australia is prepared to embrace a bold vision for the country's future.
Mr Rudd served as Australia's Prime Minister and Foreign Minister from 2007-2013, has lived and worked in China and Sweden as a diplomat and is currently President of the Asia Society Policy Institute in New York.
Mr Rudd graduated from ANU in 1981 Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies) (Hons) and was awarded the Degree of Doctor of Laws honoris causa in 2016.
Media are invited to attend tonight’s lecture.
WHO: Former Prime Minister the Hon Kevin Rudd
WHAT: Public lecture -- Alternative visions for Australia’s future
WHERE: Manning Clark Hall, Kambri Cultural Centre, ANU
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