Centre for International Security Studies
Analysing international security challenges facing Australia, Asia and the world.
In July 2006 the Centre for International Security Studies (CISS) was established along with the Michael Hintze Chair of International Security to produce innovative research and education programs on the enduring and emerging security challenges facing Australia, the Asia Pacific, and the world.
CISS is organized into four research and teaching areas: biosecurity, geosecurity, infosecurity and global security. In a rapidly changing security environment we expect the unexpected and seek to apply our expertise to unforeseen global events, natural and unnatural disasters, and shocks to international security as they arise. Our research informs and solicits an active engagement with the policy community and public at large.
CISS would like to congratulate all recent graduates of the Masters of International Security, Masters of International Relations, and honours students.
CISS Associate, Dr. Christopher Neff recently joined the panel on ABC's television show Planet America to discuss the American presidential race, and queer politics.
CISS Director James Der Derian recently featured on ABC Radio's Future Tense to discuss the implications of quantum computing on peace and security.
CISS Associate, Adjunct Associate Professor Jonathan Bogais, who just returned from Myanmar on a UN conflict resolution mission, wrote an article for Asian Currents, the journal of the Asian Studies Association of Australia on the challenges faced by Myanmar's new government to curb the country's systemic violence. Click to read.
CISS Associate, Dr. Aim Sinpeng recently contributed to the New Mandala blog on the recent presidential election in the Philippines focusing on the impact of Duterte's social media campaign. Click to read.
Dr. Sarah Phillips's latest journal article on Somaliland's dependence for western statebuilding interventions in post-conflict situations has just been published on International Affairs via Open Access. Click to read.
CISS Research Intern Jiye Kim recently wrote an op-ed article on the newly elected Taiwanese president's South China Sea policy. Click to read.
ESRC GLOBAL HEALTH SECURITY WORKSHOP: 'Examining the role of the private sector in health-related humanitarian response'
The entry of for-profit organisations in health-related humanitarian response has been a relatively new phenomenon, but the move towards what some have described as the “privatization” of humanitarian response has been observed across multiple humanitarian-related areas and activities, particularly in the areas of medical aid, surveillance and logistics. Visit this post to watch the individual video presentations from the ESRC Public Lecture.
Insights 2016 - For A Political Economy of Space and Place - 4 August 2016