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Democratic Responses to Foreign Interference: Learning from Australia's Experience

August 18, 2022 • 5:00 – 6:00 pm EDT

The CSIS Australia Chair cordially invites you to "Democratic Responses to Foreign Interference: Learning from Australia's Experience."

Thursday, August 18, 2022 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
Friday, August 19, 2022 7:00 am - 8:00 am AEST

Over the past decade, the Chinese Communist Party has ramped up its influence campaign in democratic societies around the world. Nowhere has this been more keenly felt than in Australia, where Beijing’s efforts to silence critics of China and amplify the voices of individuals and institutions supporting China, have been felt across the political, business, academic and civic spectrum.

To understand how Australia has responded to this challenge, and to discuss lessons that the experience might hold for other democracies, please join the CSIS Australia Chair Charles Edel on August 18 at 5 p.m. EDT (August 19, 7 a.m AEST) for a discussion with three of Australia’s leading experts on foreign interference—John Fitzgerald, John Garnaut, and Sophie McNeill, who will offer their insights on the responses of the Australian government, civil society, and higher education. 

CSIS’s Australia Chair is dedicated to increasing understanding between the United States and Australia and serves as an independent platform to pursue policy changes that strengthen bilateral ties. The Chair is endowed through the generosity of Pratt Industries.

John Garnaut

Founder, Garnaut Global

John Fitzgerald

Emeritus Professor, Australian Strategic Policy Institute and Swinburne University of Technology

Sophie McNeill

Researcher, Human Rights Watch