Meet Clive Hamilton, PhD

Science for the Public recorded an interview with Professor Hamilton on October 28,2013 in Cambridge MA, when he was in town to participate in a debate at Harvard University on the issue of geoengineering. The SftPublic interview Clive Hamilton Talks about the Geoengineering Issue covered Dr. Hamilton's career as a major intellectual and author of numerous books concerned with the environment and climate change . His book on the topic, Earthmasters: The Dawn of the Age of Climate Engineering (2013) is an outstanding resource for those concerned about prospective plans to "engineer" a solution to climate change.

Clive Hamilton, PhD is Vice-Chancellor’s Chair and Professor of Public Ethics at the Center for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE), Charles Sturt University in Australia. He was the Founder and for 14 years the Executive Director of The Australia Institute, Australia’s leading progressive think tank, which is a joint center of Charles Sturt University and the University of Melbourne. Professor Hamilton received his PhD at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex in 1984. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Fellow at the Research School of Pacific Studies of the Australian National University from 1984 to 1988 and the Director of the Graduate Program in the Economics of Development at the National Centre for Development Studies of the Australian National University from 1986 to 1988. From 1994 to 1997 he was a Senior Lecturer in Public Policy and from 1997 to 2002 he was a Fellow in Public Policy at the Australian National University and he was a Visiting Fellow of the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health in 2004.

Dr. Hamilton was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2009 for his contribution to public debate and public policy. Later that year he was the Greens candidate in the by-election for the federal seat of Higgins. In 2012 he was appointed by the Federal Government to the Climate Change Authority. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts.