Until early 2008 Clive Hamilton was the Executive Director of The Australia Institute, Australia’s leading progressive think tank, which he founded in 1993. Prior to that he taught at the ANU and was a federal public servant. He has held a number of visiting academic positions, including at Sciences Po, Yale University and the University of Oxford. In 2009 he was the Australian Greens candidate in the Higgins by-election. In the same year he was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his contributions to public debate.
Clive's articles have appeared in Nature, Le Monde, the New York Times, Foreign Affairs and Scientific American. He is the author of a number of best-selling books, including Growth Fetish, Requiem for a Species: Why we resist the truth about climate change, and Defiant Earth: The fate of humans in the Anthropocene. In 2018, Hardie Grant published his controversial book, Silent Invasion: China's influence in Australia.
Member, Order of Australia