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 Associate Dr. Aim Sinpeng commented on the current political crisis in Thailand, and former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's trial, on China Radio International last week. Listen to the full audio here.
Carnegie Corporation of New York Announces Major Grant for New Quantum Project by the Centre for International Security Studies at the University of Sydney
Who will benefit from and who will be harmed by the advent of quantum computing, communications and control? Are networked media, global surveillance and data-mining already producing quantum effects in world politics? Will a quantum revolution bring us better climate change forecasts, medical breakthroughs and increased cybersecurity? Or might it present us with feral algorithms, malicious artificial intelligence, and greater insecurity?
Should ICT companies be responsible for protecting internet freedom? Newly appointed CISS Associate Dr. Aim Sinpeng discusses this topic in a new op-ed in The Interpreter.
The full audio recording of Professor McKenzie Wark's presentation is now available online.
Adjunct Associate Professor and CISS Associate, Dr Jonathan Bogais' article "Beyond the Critical Juncture: Myanmar's 2015 Elections in Focus" has been published by the Washington-based Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).
CISS Associate Dr. Megan MacKenzie joined a panel "Expanding the Band of Brothers" as part of the "Women in Combat: Where They Stand" event held at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington D.C., last Monday April 27th. The panel was recorded live on C-SPAN, which you can view online.