A Conversation on Chinese Influence in Australia and Beyond

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Published on 18 Oct 2018, 15:56
The CSIS Southeast Asia Program is pleased to present a Conversation on Chinese Influence in Australia and Beyond, featuring Clive Hamilton, author of ​Silent Invasion: China's Influence in Australia. The event will feature opening remarks by Mr. Hamilton based on his recently-published book, followed by a discussion with Bonnie Glaser, senior adviser for Asia and the director of the CSIS China Power Project, moderated by Dr. Amy Searight, senior adviser and director of the CSIS Southeast Asia Program.


Clive Hamilton is an Australian author and Professor of Public Ethics at Charles Sturt University in Canberra. For many years he was Executive Director of The Australia Institute, a progressive think tank he founded. He has held various visiting academic positions, including at the University of Oxford, the University of Heidelberg and Yale University. Clive’s opinions have been published in the New York Times, Foreign Affairs, Scientific American and the Guardian. His books include Growth Fetish, Requiem for a Species: Why we resist the truth about climate change and Defiant Earth: The fate of humans in the Anthropocene. His book on China’s influence in Australia, Silent Invasion, became a focus of public debate when publishing companies decided to reject it for fear of retribution from Beijing. It was finally published, by Hardie Grant Books, at the end of February 2018 and became an immediate best-seller. He is frequently asked to comment on the PRC’s overseas influence strategies, including testifying before the Australian Parliament and the United States Congressional-Executive Commission on China.

Bonnie S. Glaser is a senior adviser for Asia and director of the China Power Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C.

Copies of Silent Invasion: China's Influence in Australia will be available for purchase at the event.

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