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.

Read more from the Director of CISS, James Der Derian, Michael Hintze Chair of International Studies

Latest News

  • SSPS Magazine winter edition is out!

    In this edition of the SSPS Review we take a look at the rise of true crime and criminology in popular culture, how Indigenous youth are using hip-hop to express their own culture and self-determination, women and the future of work, the key political and policy challenges facing Australian society today, and the work of 2018 Sydney Peace Prize winner and former economic adviser to the Clinton administration, Joseph Stiglitz. More.

  • Constructivism in China

    On 18-19 May Professor James Der Derian and Professor Colin Wight travelled to the University of Nottingham's Ningbo, China campus to attend a workshop on Constructivist IR: Progressive Theory, Eclectic Methodologies, Real-World Applications, Diverse Voices.