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The Hon Bob Carr

Bob Carr started his career as a journalist, became the longest continuously serving Premier in New South Wales(1995-2005), and went on to become Foreign Minister of Australia (2012-2013).

Currently, Bob is Professor in International Relations at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and the Director of the Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI)

A former ABC and Bulletin journalist Bob is committed to protecting journalists’ rights.

He is an Honorary Professor at Beijing Foreign Studies University. He is recipient of the RSIS Distinguished Visiting Fellowship from Nanyang Technological University Singapore 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 and his opinion pieces are published in the Australian Financial Review, The Australian, Sydney Morning Herald and The Guardian. He is the author of Thoughtlines (Viking, 2002), What Australia Means to Me (Penguin, 2003), My Reading Life (Penguin, 2008) Diary of a Foreign Minister (NewSouth Publishing, 2014) and Run For Your Life (MUP 2018).

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