Professor Anne-Marie Brady
Professor, PhD Coordinator, University of Canterbury
Professor Brady is a specialist of Chinese politics (domestic politics and foreign policy), polar politics, Pacific politics, and New Zealand foreign policy. She is a fluent Mandarin Chinese speaker.
She is founding and executive editor of The Polar Journal (Taylor and Francis Publishers). She has published ten books and over fifty scholarly papers.
She has written op eds for the New York Times, The Guardian, The Australian, Sydney Morning Herald, and The Financial Times. Her research has a strong policy focus.
In 2017, Professor Brady put her groundbreaking conference paper "Magic Weapons: CCP Political Influence Activities Under Xi Jinping" online, as the topic was of public interest. The paper has been downloaded more 160, 000 times and has helped spark a debate in NZ, as well as internationally, that resulted in a Parliamentary Inquiry into Foreign Interference in NZ.
Professor Brady is a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Centre in Washington DC. In 2014 she was appointed to a two-year term on the World Economic Forum's Global Action Council on the Arctic. Her recent books include: Marketing Dictatorship: Propaganda and Thought Work in Contemporary China (Rowman and Littlefield, 2008), China's Thought Management (Routledge, 2012), The Emerging Politics of Antarctica (Routledge, 2013), China as a Polar Great Power (Cambridge University Press and Wilson Press, 2017), and Small States and the Changing Global Order: New Zealand Faces the Future (Springer, 2019).