Event Details


Monday, Oct 22, 2018


12:15 pm


Bass Lecture Hall, LBJ School of Public Affairs

Silent Invasion: China’s Influence in Australia – And What It Means for the United States

Monday, Oct 22, 2018 12:15 pm   |  Bass Lecture Hall, LBJ School of Public Affairs

On Monday, October 22, 2018, the Strauss Center and Clements Center will welcome Clive Hamilton, Professor of Public Ethics at Charles Sturt University, and Isaac Stone Fish, Senior Fellow at the Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations, for a conversation on Clive Hamilton's new book Silent Invasion: China's Influence in Australia at the University of Texas at Austin in the Bass Lecture Hall at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. A book sale and signing will follow. This talk is co-sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies and the Edward A. Clark Center for Australian and New Zealand Studies.

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 visiting academic positions at Yale University, the University of Oxford, University College London and Sciences Po in Paris. Hamilton's 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: China's Influence in Australia," became a focus of public debate when publishing companies decided to reject it for fear of retribution from Beijing. 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.

Isaac Stone Fish is a journalist writing a book about China’s influence in America, and a Washington Post’s Global Opinions contributing columnist. He is also a senior fellow at the Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations in New York City; an on-air contributor to CBSN, a visiting fellow at the German Marshall Fund, and an international affairs analyst for PRI's The World. Previously he served as Foreign Policy Magazine's Asia Editor: he managed coverage of the region, and wrote about the politics, economics, and international affairs of China, Japan, and the Koreas. Formerly a Beijing correspondent for Newsweek, Stone Fish spent seven years living in China prior to joining Foreign Policy. He has traveled widely in the region and in the country, visiting every Chinese province, autonomous region, and municipality. Stone Fish is a graduate of Columbia University, where he studied Chinese literature. He is also a Truman National Security Project fellow, a non-resident senior fellow at the University of Nottingham's China Policy Institute, and an alumni of the World Economic Forum Global Shaper's program.

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