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 Visiting Scholar, Dr. Cindy Vestergaard recently published a story on The National Interest about the impact of deterrence on Syria's use of chemical weapons. Click to read the full article.
Associate Professor Justin Hastings gave a public talk on his recently published book titled 'A Most Enterprising Country: North Korea in the global economy'. Click to listen to the full presentation via Sydney Ideas' Soundcloud page.
CISS Director, Professor James Der Derian wrote an article for a special feature about war in the cyber age on the Berggruen Institute's Zócalo Public Square. Click to read the full article.
Head of the School of Social and Political Studies and CISS associate member Professor Simon Tormey co-authored an article about the changing political landscape for Spanish democracy as part of the Sydney Democracy Network's Democracy Futures project. Click to read the full article.
CISS Director, Professor James Der Derian was interviewed on last night's Capital Connection on CNBC to talk about the recent London attack. Click to watch the full interview.
Fulbright Anne Wexler Scholar, Sophie Hollingsworth from New York University joins the University of Sydney to study our world-leading Master of Health Security, which was organised by CISS' Associate Professor Adam Kamradt-Scott.
CISS associate Dr. Christopher Neff was recently quoted in this Smithsonian magazine article. Click to read the full article.