Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's Address - Carnegie Mellon and the G-20 - Carnegie Mellon University

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's Address

Australian FlagThe Carnegie Mellon University community will be joining Thursday, Sept. 24, for a special keynote address by the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia, The Honourable Kevin Rudd. The address will be followed by refreshments and an interactive discussion with a distinguished panel of experts.

Due to seating limitations, registration for the event is now closed.

Please note: Individuals whose names have not been received by the deadline will not be permitted to enter the event.

Check-in will begin at 3:00 p.m. In order to access the event, all attendees will be required to register on the 2nd Floor of the University Center. Please bring a photo ID.

Due to heightened security in the Pittsburgh area during the week of the G-20 summit, please be advised that no laptops, cameras, backpacks or large bags will be permitted. Also, no unattended bags or packages will be allowed, and no individuals wearing hoods or masks will be permitted to enter.

Due to the overwhelming response to this event, seating will be limited in Rangos Ballroom to the first 500 attendees. For additional guests, a simulcast of the keynote address and panel discussion will take place in McConomy Auditorium (located on the 1st Floor of the University Center).

Limited parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis in the East Campus Garage on Forbes Avenue (adjacent to the University Center).
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Smart casual

3:00 p.m. — Check-in begins

4:45 p.m. — All guests must be seated

5:00 p.m. — Prime Minister Rudd keynote

5:45 p.m. — "Innovation and the Economy" Panel discussion: A panel of experts will lead an informal discussion following the keynote. Topics will include the world economy, international policy, innovation, the arts and the Pittsburgh region's transformation.


Grant Oliphant — President & CEO, Pittsburgh Foundation


Peter Cooke — Professor, Head; School of Drama, College of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon

Lester B. Lave — Harry B. and James H. Higgins Professor of Economics and University Professor; Director, Carnegie Mellon Green Design Initiative; Co-Director, Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center; Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon

Audrey Russo — President and Chief Executive Officer; Pittsburgh Technology Council

Kiron Skinner — Associate Professor of Social and Decision Sciences; Director, International Relations and Politics Program; College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Carnegie Mellon

Mark Wessel — Lecturer, Economics and Public Policy; H. John Heinz III College, Carnegie Mellon

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