Lecture on Travels in Quantum Realities by Professor James Der Derian at St Andrews University, Scotland
The University of St Andrews School of International Relations in Scotland invited Professor Der Derian to present this year's Senior Scholar Symposium. He will give a public lecture on "Travels in Quantum Realities", present a PHD seminar, respond to a roundtable discussion of his work, and screen his documentary "Project Z" during the three-day event.
Yingluck Shinawatra on Trial[25 May 2015]
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[19 May 2015]
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?
'ICT companies and internet freedom'[19 May 2015]
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.
How Will China Use its Growing Power? is the subject of discussion lead by Tom Switzer on RN. Switzer's invitees are leading China watchers Linda Jakobson from the United States Study Centre and CISS Associat Professor Jingdong Yuan. You can listen to the radio interview HERE.
Yemen is the poorest country in the Middle East and its ongoing crisis has plunged Yemeni civilians into a humanitarian crisis. Dr Phillips argues that the conflict is about more than sectarian or regional score-settling, and that the civilians who are caught in the middle should be foremost in our concern.
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).
Women and Camaraderie in the Military[29 April 2015]
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.