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Ben Hillman is a political scientist, public policy researcher, and advisor, and is the Director of the Australian Centre on China in the World (CIW). Ben is a specialist in politics, public policy and public administration in China. More broadly his research examines policies and mechanisms for promoting political inclusion and safeguarding minority rights. Ben is the author or editor of six books on China, including Patronage and Power (Stanford University Press, 2014), and Conflict and Protest in Tibet and Xinjiang (Columbia University Press, 2016). Ben is Editor of The China Journal — the world’s number one-ranked journal in China Studies. From 2018-2021 he served as Director of the Policy and Governance Program at the Crawford School of Public Policy.

Expertise Areas

  • Comparative Government and Politics
  • Government and Politics of Asia and the Pacific


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