2014 World Leaders Lecture Forum with Julia Gillard
"The Asian Century: Australia's Experience
& Strategic Opportunities for America"
September 17, 2014

2014 World Leaders Lecture Forum
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PRESS COVERAGE:

Former Australia PM: China's growth is the opportunity of this century | Salt Lake Tribune
Prime Minister in Prime Time | University of Utah Chronicle

Former Australian leader to deliver World Leaders Lecture at U. of Utah | Salt Lake Tribune

First female Australian prime minister to speak at the U. | Deseret News

Julia Gillard

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.