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.