The Lowy Institute is an independent, nonpartisan international policy think tank located in Sydney, Australia. The Institute provides high-quality research and distinctive perspectives on foreign policy trends shaping Australia and the world. On Soundcloud we host podcasts from our events with high-level guest speakers as well as our own experts. Essential listening for anyone seeking to better understand foreign policy challenges!
April 27th, 2012
Episode 68 of 408 episodes
The Lowy Institute was pleased to present a lecture by the Federal Labor Leader, Kevin Rudd MP, on Thursday 5 July 2007, as part of its Distinguished Speaker Series. The title of Mr Rudd's lecture was 'Fresh ideas for future challenges in foreign policy', downloadable here. In this important lecture, Mr Rudd outlined Labor's approach to Australian foreign policy. He also took questions from the floor. Mr Rudd was elected Federal Labor Leader in 2006. He has extensive foreign, trade and international policy experience as a diplomat, senior bureaucrat, corporate consultant and federal parliamentarian. In 2001 he was appointed Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs (with additional responsibility for International Security in 2003 and for Trade in 2005).