Shanghai:Lunch with Professor the Honourable Bob Carr


China is Australia’s number one trading partner and by 2030, 70 percent of the Chinese population is likely to enjoy middle class status: that’s 860 million more middle class Chinese than today.

How will Australia seek to balance its growing relationship with China and its deep historical links with the US? How will President Trump’s protectionist agenda impact this balance?

AustCham Shanghai is pleased to host Professor the Honourable Bob Carr to share his insights with the Australia-China business community.

About Professor the Honourable Bob Carr

The Honourable Bob Carr is Professor in International Relations at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). He is the Director of the Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI), the only Australian think tank devoted to illuminating the Australia-China relationship. Professor Carr is a former Foreign Minister of Australia (2012-2013). He is also the longest continuously serving Premier in New South Wales history (1995-2005).

He received his Honours degree in History from the University of New South Wales. He is an Honorary Professor at Beijing Foreign Studies University. He is recipient of the RSIS Distinguished Visiting Fellowship from Nanyang Technological University and the Fulbright Distinguished Fellow Award Scholarship. He has served as Honorary Scholar of the Australian American Leadership Dialogue.

He has been frequently interviewed by international media. His opinion pieces are published in the Australian Financial Review, The Australian, Sydney Morning Herald and Nikkei Asian Review. He is also the author of Thoughtlines (Viking, 2002), What Australia Means to Me (Penguin, 2003), My Reading Life (Penguin, 2008) and Diary of a Foreign Minister (NewSouth Publishing, 2014).

Professor Carr’s research focuses on international relations, foreign policy, Chinese politics and economics, national defence and security.


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Group(s): Advance


Wed, June 21, 2017
noon - 2 p.m.
(GMT+0800) Asia/Shanghai


JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai at Tomorrow Square
399 West Nanjing Road