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CIC Victoria: Hidden Hand – How the Chinese Communist Party is Reshaping the World
October 27, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PDT
Clive Hamilton is an Australian author and public intellectual. In 2018, his controversial book, Silent Invasion: China’s Influence in Australia, was published by Hardie Grant after three other publishers pulled out citing fear of punishment from Beijing. It became an immediate best-seller, and has been published in Chinese and Japanese. It was followed in 2020 by Hidden Hand: Exposing How the Chinese Communist Party is Reshaping the World, co-authored with German Sinologist Mareike Ohlberg. During his talk, Clive will discuss what led to his two most recent books and provide an assessment about the growing influence of the Chinese Communist Party in Australia, Canada and globally.
Since 2008, Clive has been Professor of Public Ethics at Charles Sturt University in Canberra. For 14 years, until February 2008, he was the Executive Director of The Australia Institute, a progressive think tank he founded. He holds an arts degree from the Australian National University, an economics degree from the University of Sydney and a doctorate, in the economics of development, from the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex. Clive has also held visiting academic positions at Yale University, the University of Oxford, University College London and Sciences Po in Paris. In 2009, he was made a Member of the Order of Australia for his contribution to public debate and public policy.