Please accept our apologies. In light of Kevin Rudd's resignation as foreign minister earlier this morning, today's event is cancelled.

Please contact Amber Kirtley (202.939.2239; with questions.

With its vibrant economies and vast population, the Asia-Pacific region is poised to exert enormous clout in the years ahead.

Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd will address the profound transformations taking place in Asia and how the United States, China, Australia, and the countries of the region can build a Pax Pacifica—a stable and durable peace, anchored in the principles of common security. Carnegie's Jessica Mathews will moderate.