Asia Society is delighted to host His Excellency Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, minister of external affairs of India, for an address and a discussion with the Hon. Kevin Rudd, president of the Asia Society Policy Institute.
H.E. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar is the Minister of External Affairs of India. Earlier, he was President of Global Corporate Affairs at Tata Sons Private Limited from May 2018. Prior to joining Tata, he served as India’s Foreign Secretary from January 2015 to January 2018, where he played a key role in negotiating the India-U.S. civilian nuclear agreement. He joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1977 and held key roles during his career, including stints as High Commissioner to Singapore, and as Ambassador to China and the U.S.
The Hon. Kevin Rudd is inaugural President of the Asia Society Policy Institute. He served as 26th Prime Minister of Australia (2007 to 2010, 2013) and as Foreign Minister (2010 to 2012). He is Chair of the Board of the International Peace Institute in New York, and Chair of Sanitation and Water for All, a global partnership of government and non-government organizations dedicated to the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 6. He is a Distinguished Fellow at Chatham House and the Paulson Institute, and a Distinguished Statesman with the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He is also a member of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization’s Group of Eminent Persons.
This program is made possible through the generous support of the Nicholas and Sheila Platt Endowment for Public Policy and in coordination with the Asia Society Policy Institute.