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.
Personal privacy, webcam surveillance, closed-circuit TV cameras, lap-top and desk top computer webcams. Governements and individuals are starting to seriously worry about the webcam's potential for -international- spying. Professor Der Derian will discuss his perspective on this issue at today's 6:00PM news on Channel 7, Sydney.
The Surveillance Workshop will be a brainstorming activity where its participants share their current projects related to surveillance and their thoughts about where to take surveillance-related research from this point on. One of the main objectives of this workshop is to discuss and/or determine how “surveillance" is defined here in Australia.
CISS Associates Dr. James Reilly and Dr. Ryan Griffiths from the Department of Government and International Relations were recently awarded an ARC Discovery Grant and DECRA Grant – respectively – for their current research projects.
CISS Director James Der Derian was featured on SBS World News on November 7th about potential cyber attacks on the G20 summit and an article on The Daily Mail regarding the live streaming of surveillance cameras.