Venue: Collins Quarter
86a Collins Street
26th June 2018 , 12:30pm - 2:00pm
$80.00 (inc. GST)
Bookings Close: 25th June 2018
Australians who champion China’s growing influence in the Indo-Pacific region challenge other Australians who are concerned about China’s influence operations in this country ‘to show us the evidence.’ Drawing on his experience in bringing these influence operations to public attention over the past five years, John Fitzgerald presents and weighs the evidence and asks what can be done to ensure that Australia’s institutional integrity and political sovereignty are not placed at risk by closer engagement with an increasingly wealthy, powerful, and dynamic China.
John is also the immediate past president of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. He formerly served as Head of the School of Social Sciences at La Trobe University and as Director of the International Centre of Excellence in Asia-Pacific Studies at the Australian National University.
His research focus on the history of nationalism, philanthropy and public administration in China, and on Chinese communities in Australia. His books include Big White Lie: Chinese Australians in White Australia (UNSW 2007), short-listed for the Prime Minister’s History Prize and awarded the Ernest Scott Prize of the Australian Historical Association in 2008, and Awakening China (Stanford 1997), awarded the Joseph Levenson Prize of the U.S. Association for Asian Studies.