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.
Rear Admiral Hideki Yuasa, a Graduate from Japan’s National Defense Academy, 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.
Obesity in its social context, why don't we eat enough fruit and vegetables? The world's oceans and the future of food, smallholder agriculture and the future of global food & nutrition security, food sovereignty, global food, nutrition security and climate change. Here some of the issues being discussed during the 2014 Food@Sydney Seminar Series.
Docos for Politicos film series is presented by the Centre for International Security Studies (CISS) in collaboration with the United States Studies Centre (USSC) and the Australian Political Studies Association (APSA), headlining this year A EUGENE JARECKI RETROSPECTIVE.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Docos for Politicos Film Series will be screening in Room 225, at the Quadrangle Building A14 and Eugene Jarecki Retrospective at the Chemistry Lecture Theatre 3, Chemistry Building F11.
CISS Associate and Adjunct Associate Professor Jonathan Bogais recently wrote an essay for the Washington based Middle East Institute (Middle East Asia Project) discussing Myanmar's interplay of two religious traditions within a social and cultural setting that is dominated by one religion and characterised by structural and political violence. Read the full essay here.
Professor James Der Derian discusses historian Barbara Tuchman's book on the WWI "The Guns of August" on ABC Radio
Barbara Tuchman's The Guns of August was a suprisingly popular book that won the Pulitzer prize after its publication in 1962. in it, Tuchman describes in great detail the opening events of the WWI conflict. So, what were the effects and lessons learned from this major world event? CISS Director, Professor James Der Derian, was interviewed about the significance of The Guns of August for contemporary global politics. Margaret MacMillan, Professor of History at St. Anthony's College in Oxford, and Anthony D'Agostino, Professor of History at San Francisco State University, were also among those interviewed.
CISS Director James Der Derian reflects on the recurrence of history in his ninth Director's Letter.
Professor James Der Derian Interview on "A battle for hearts and minds: Who's winning Gaza's social media war?"
Gaza conflict: All the latest news and developments As violence continues in Gaza, social media has become a secondary battleground, with both Israel and Hamas using Twitter to get their messages across. But who is winning the social media war?
“Global Challenges, Reluctant Publics? The Role of Public Opinion in International Cooperation on Crucial Global Issues.”
Professor James Der Derian’s article on Edward Snowden and the NSA is in the June–July issue of ABR. In this timely article Der Derian reviews four books, including Luke Harding and Glenn Greenwald’s accounts of Snowden’s defection.
DOCOS FOR POLITICOS Film Series - 20 August 2014 to 30 October 2014
PROACTIVE CONTRIBUTION TO PEACE, Japan’s National Security and Defense Policy - 12 September 2014