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The Tanner Humanities Center is proud to present
the 2014 World Leaders Lecture Forum

Please join us for a lecture by

Julia Gillard

Former Prime Minister of Australia

 Julia Gillard

 "The Asian Century:
Australia's Experience and Strategic Opportunities for America"

September 17, 2014 | 11:00 AM
Libby Gardner Hall (1375 E. Presidents Circle)
(Former Venue: Utah Museum of Fine Arts)

Free and Open to the Public - No Tickets Required

Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard will discuss the evolution of her government's landmark Australia in the Asian Century white paper; the strategic opportunities in Asia as seen from Australia; and geopolitical developments that are deeply engaging the United States and its leadership in Asia.

As Prime Minister and in her previous role as Deputy Prime Minister, Ms Gillard was central to the successful management of Australia’s economy, the twelfth biggest economy in the world, during the global financial crisis and as Australia positioned to seize the benefits of Asia’s rise.  In foreign policy, Ms Gillard strengthened Australia’s alliance with the United States, secured stronger architecture for the relationship with China, upgraded Australia’s ties with India, and deepened ties with Japan, Indonesia and South Korea. Under Ms Gillard’s leadership, Australia was elected to the United Nations Security Council. Ms Gillard is the first woman to serve as Australia’s Prime Minister or Deputy Prime Minister.

Launched in 2007, the World Leaders Lecture Forum brings to Utah individuals of international stature and global impact whose influence shapes world events. The series serves as a catalyst for discussion of global concerns with both immediate and long-term consequences and enables students and the general public to become socially, politically, and intellectually focused on events beyond America's borders.

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Last Updated: 9/16/14