|May 13, 2014|
You are invited to attend a lecture and book signing by Laperouse Museum patron, Bob Carr. Bob will be speaking about his new book Diary of a Foreign Minister.
Where: Laperouse Museum, Anzac Parade, La Perouse
(Light Refreshments 6.30 pm-7.00 pm)
All author proceeds from this book are being donated to Interplast Australia & New Zealand, a not-for-profit organisation which funds and delivers reconstructive surgery on poor children in developing countries.
Six years after vacating his position as the longest-serving Premier of New South Wales, Bob Carr returned to politics in his dream job: as Foreign Minister of Australia and a senior federal cabinet minister. For 18 months he kept a diary documenting a whirl of high stakes events on the world stage – the election of Australia to the UN Security Council, the war in Syria and meetings with the most powerful people on the planet. And they all unfold against the gripping, uncertain domestic backdrop of Labor Party infighting, plummeting polls and a leadership change from Gillard back to Rudd. This compelling diary provides an intimate glimpse into the day-to-day workings of a foreign minister and proves that Carr is not only a master politician and statesman, but a great writer as well. He is currently a Professorial Fellow at the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre and an Adjunct Professor at the University of New South Wales. His previous books are Thoughtlines (2002), What Australia Means to Me (2003) and My Reading Life (2008).