Professor the Honourable Bob Carr is the Director of the Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), the only Australian think tank devoted to illuminating the Australia-China relationship. He is a Professor of International Relations.
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). His administration pioneered private provision of public infrastructure, lifted public works spending to a record high, increased school literacy standards and declared 350 new national parks.
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 a recipient of the RSIS Distinguished Visiting Fellowship from Nanyang Technological University and the Fulbright Distinguished Fellow Award Scholarship for service to US-Australia relations. 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, the Sydney Morning Herald and Nikkei Asian Review.
He is 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 defense and security.