Ben Hillman

Ben Hillman is a comparative political scientist who specialises in political development in Asia, pluralism and the politics of inclusion at ANU Crawford School of Public Policy.

Ben’s current research focuses on institutions and policies for protecting minority rights and including minority groups in political processes.

Ben’s recent book (2014) on local governance in China’s ethnically diverse western regions was published by Stanford University Press. He is co-editor of a forthcoming volume (2016) on ethnic unrest in Tibet and Xinjiang to be published by Columbia University Press.

Ben joined the Crawford School of Public Policy in 2007. Before joining the ANU Ben worked as an advisor to the United Nations on democratic institutions and local governance in conflict-affected areas. He also led a European Union-funded support program for Aceh’s first post-conflict elections in 2006.

Between 2007-2010 Ben managed the Australia-Indonesia Governance Research Partnership, which funded bilateral research on Indonesia’s most pressing development challenges.

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