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Kevin Rudd

Ambassador to the United States, Embassy of Australia

Kevin Rudd is ambassador of Australia to the United States, since 2023. He was previously president and CEO of the Asia Society and president of the Asia Society Policy Institute, where he founded the Center for China Analysis. Before that, he was a resident scholar on U.S.-China relations at Harvard’s Belfer Center. Rudd served two terms as prime minister of Australia, in 2013 and from 2007 to 2010, and was foreign minister from 2010 to 2012. He was a member in the Australian Parliament from 1998 to 2013 and worked in the Queensland government prior to that. The author of several books, including “The Avoidable War,” Rudd is an appointed companion of the Order of Australia and holds honorary positions at the Atlantic Council, Paris School of International Affairs and Museum of Australian Democracy, among others. He is founder and co-chair of Australian charity the National Apology Foundation.

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