Anne-Marie Brady

The Political and Societal Costs of China’s Political Interference Activities in Four Vulnerable Democracies in the South Pacific

Dr. Anne-Marie Brady is a well-known scholar specializing in Chinese politics, polar politics, Pacific politics, and New Zealand foreign policy. She is a professor of political science at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand and founding executive editor of the Polar Journal, which publishes multidisciplinary research on governance and policy issues within the polar region. Dr. Brady has published numerous academic articles and twelve books, including China’s Thought Management (2012), China as a Polar Great Power (2017), and Small States and the Changing Global Order: New Zealand Faces the Future (2019). Her conference paper “Magic Weapons: CCP Political Influence Activities Under Xi Jinping,” published online, sparked a public debate both in New Zealand and abroad. As a scholar committed to research in the public interest, she has written op-eds for the Washington Post, New York Times, The Guardian, and Financial Times. During her fellowship, Dr. Brady will examine Chinese political interference activities in the Southwest Pacific.