Clive Hamilton


Professor of Public Ethics, Charles Sturt University, Canberra 

Australian author and public intellectual. He has published widely and his books include Growth Fetish (2003); The Freedom Paradox: Towards a post-secular ethics (2008); Requiem for a Species (2011); Defiant Earth: The fate of humans in the Anthropocene (2017). He is currently writing a book on the influence of the Chinese party-state in Australia.

In 1994 he founded the Australia Institute, a progressive think tank. He served as its executive director for 14 years. He left in 2008 and was appointed Professor of Public Ethics at Charles Sturt University in Canberra. He has held visiting academic positions at Yale University, Sciences Po in Paris and the University of Oxford.


Humanism in the Anthropocene
It has often been said that the European Enlightenment represented the transition of humanity from the realm of necessity to the realm of freedom. Philosophies of social progress have seen history as

Clive Hamilton


Clive Hamilton on the Impact of China in Australia
Clive Hamilton, Professor of Public Ethics at the Charles Sturt University, Canberra talks about the impact the rise of China and its one-party state has had on Australia.

Clive Hamilton on Growing Danger of Climate Change Denial
Clive Hamilton, Professor of Public Ethics, Charles Sturt University, Canberra, talks about the increasing danger that climate science denial in the United States plays in international politics and