In Conversation with Clive Hamilton

Clive Hamilton will be in conversation with Anita Chan discussing Clive's new book with Mareike Ohlberg, Hidden Hand: Exposing How The Chinese Communist Party Is Reshaping The World. 

Bringing 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 threat 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 Growth 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


Professor Anita Chan is a visiting researcher at the Australian National University's Australian Centre on China in the World and edits The China Journal. She has published ten books and more than a hundred academic papers on China, and has written widely on Chinese and Vietnamese workers' conditions, the Chinese trade union and labor rights issues.

Register here for the live discussion.

Copies of the book will be available from Harry Hartog ANU from June, including a limited number of signed copies (contact the store for more information).