20th February, 20144:00pm - 6:00pm
7th March, 201412pm - 2pm
CISS Speaker Series: Rebecca Adler-Nissen's "Opting Out of the European Union: Diplomacy, Sovereignty and European Integration"
Join us for our first CISS Speaker Series seminar of 2014 this Friday, March 7th. Associate Professor Rebecca Adler-Nissen from The University of Copenhagen will present a seminar on her forthcoming book 'Opting Out of the European Union: Diplomacy, Sovereignty and European Integration'. This lunch seminar is part of a 'First Look at CISS Books' series.
8th August, 20143:45 to 5:15PM
Book Launch with author Frank L. Smith: This event will launch a new book in which Smith shows how influential ideas have caused both military neglect and the rise of civilian biodefence. Smith's work seeks to demonstrate how the profound influence of these ideas on science and technology challenges the conventional wisdom that threats or bureaucratic interests drive national security policy. Smith explains why the lessons learned from biodefence can help solve other important problems that range from radiation weapons to cyber attacks.
11th August, 20144 to 5:30PM
Sydney Ideas Lecture with International Broadcaster Nik Gowing: Skyful of Lies and Black Swans: Who Controls Shifting Information Power in Crises?
This presentation and discussion focus on the new executive fragilities and policy implications for government ministers, civil servants, defence and security agencies plus corporate institutions and NGO’s from the new matrix of real-time information flows and transparency created especially by the explosion of social media. The new digital connectivity and IT realities are disruptive game changers.
12th September, 20145:30 to 6:30pm
Rear Admiral Hideki Yuasa, a Graduate from Japan’s National Defense Academy and Commander of the Japan Training Squadron, will share his many years of experience to bring a contemporary view of the security environment and the national security challenges facing Japan and the rest of East Asia.