Meet the Author Clive Hamilton

6-7pm Wednesday June 17
Clive Hamilton will be in conversation with Anita Chan on Clive’s new book with Mareike Ohlberg,Hidden Hand. Exposing How The Chinese Communist Party Is Reshaping The World.


Combining a mass of evidence with unique insights, Hamilton and Ohlberg detail the nature and extent of the Chinese Communist Party’s influence operations across the Western world – in politics, business, universities, think tanks and international institutions such as the UN.
Combining meticulous research with compelling prose, 

Hidden Hand brings to light the Chinese Communist Party’s threats to democratic freedoms and national sovereignty across Europe and North America – and show how we might push back against its autocratic influence.


Clive Hamilton AM is Professor of Public Ethics at Charles Sturt University in Canberra. For 14 years he was the Executive director of The Australia Institute His books include Silent InvasionGrowth FetishRequiem for a Species, Defiant Earth and the bestselling Silent Invasion: China’s Influence in Australia.


Dr Mareike Ohlberg is a senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund in Berlin. Her work involves briefing European governments and policy-makers on developments in China. She is a co-author of the landmark report Authoritarian Advance: Responding to China’s Growing Political Influence in Europe.


Dr Anita Chan is a Research Professor at the China Research Centre of the University of Technology, Sydney and a Visiting Fellow of the Political and Social Change, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. Her current research focuses on Chinese labor issues. She has published widely on Chinese workers’ conditions, the Chinese trade union and labor rights issues.

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