The Tanner Humanities Center is proud to present
the 2014 World Leaders Lecture Forum
Please join us for a lecture by
Former Prime Minister of Australia
September 17, 2014 | 11:00 AM
Libby Gardner Hall (1375 E. Presidents Circle)
Free and Open to the Public
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 12th biggest economy in the world, during the Global Financial Crisis and as Australia positioned to seize the benefits of Asia’s rise. Ms Gillard developed Australia’s guiding policy paper, Australia in the Asian Century.
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.
For information on previous World Leaders Lecture Forums, please click here.