CISS would like to congratulate all recent graduates of the Masters of International Security, Masters of International Relations, and honours students.
CISS Associate, Dr. Christopher Neff recently joined the panel on ABC's television show Planet America to discuss the American presidential race, and queer politics.
CISS Director James Der Derian recently featured on ABC Radio's Future Tense to discuss the implications of quantum computing on peace and security.
CISS Associate, Adjunct Associate Professor Jonathan Bogais, who just returned from Myanmar on a UN conflict resolution mission, wrote an article for Asian Currents, the journal of the Asian Studies Association of Australia on the challenges faced by Myanmar's new government to curb the country's systemic violence. Click to read.
CISS Associate, Dr. Aim Sinpeng recently contributed to the New Mandala blog on the recent presidential election in the Philippines focusing on the impact of Duterte's social media campaign. Click to read.
Dr. Sarah Phillips's latest journal article on Somaliland's dependence for western statebuilding interventions in post-conflict situations has just been published on International Affairs via Open Access. Click to read.
CISS Research Intern Jiye Kim recently wrote an op-ed article on the newly elected Taiwanese president's South China Sea policy. Click to read.
CISS Associate Colin Wight recently wrote an op-ed for the Security Solutions magazine about Donald Trump's popularity and current views of foreign policy. Click to read.
ESRC GLOBAL HEALTH SECURITY WORKSHOP: 'Examining the role of the private sector in health-related humanitarian response'
The entry of for-profit organisations in health-related humanitarian response has been a relatively new phenomenon, but the move towards what some have described as the “privatization” of humanitarian response has been observed across multiple humanitarian-related areas and activities, particularly in the areas of medical aid, surveillance and logistics. Visit this post to watch the individual video presentations from the ESRC Public Lecture.
Yemen - looking beyond counterterrorism[5 May 2016]
Dr. Sarah Phillips' evidence on the crisis in Yemen was recently submitted to the International Development Committee for a parliamentary enquiry in the UK. The report was published this week, which includes aforementioned evidence and research. Click to read.
The Quantum Control Lab at the University of Sydney's newly launched Nanoscience Hub has been awarded a multimillion dollar grant for research in quantum computing by the US office of the Director of National Intelligence, reported by the Sydney Morning Herald yesterday.
A Sino-Russian Alliance? Rationales and Realities[18 April 2016]
Associate Professor Jingdong Yuan recently wrote an op-ed piece about China and Russia's history of bilateral ties, published on the University of Nottingham's China Policy Institute Blog. Click to read.
CISS members meet with senior DFAT official Mr. John Quinn[15 April 2016]
CISS members today met with Mr. John Quinn, Australia Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations and to the Conference of Disarmament at the NSW State Office for Defence of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Associate Professor Simon Reay Atkinson leads review of HMAS Canberra, HMAS Adelaide and HMAS Choules, Amphibious Dock Operation Systems[8 April 2016]
Commander Surface Force, Royal Australian Navy, recently asked Associate Professor Simon Reay Atkinson (CAPT (Dr), RANR) to lead an independent Review into Australia’s LHD (Landing Helicopter Dock – HMA Ships Canberra and Adelaide) and LSD (Landing Ship Dock – HMAS Choules) Dock Operation Systems.
Associate Professor Jingdong Yuan recently attended the 'China: Wealth and Power Conference' at ANU[8 April 2016]
Associate Professor Jingdong Yuan recently attended the 'China: Wealth and Power Conference' organised by the Australian National University in Canberra.
Associate Professor Adam Kamradt-Scott awarded the Book Prize for 'Managing Global Health Security' at ISA Conference in March[5 April 2016]
Associate Professor Adam Kamradt-Scott was recently awarded the Book Prize for his book "Managing Global Health Security: The World Health Organization and Disease Outbreak Control" (2015) at the International Studies Association's 57th Annual Convention in Atlanta last month.
Dr. Sarah Phillips submitted evidence to the International Development Committee for an inquiry into the crisis in Yemen, which was recently published here.
WHO's to blame? The World Health Organization and the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa[22 March 2016]
Associate Professor Adam Kamradt-Scott's journal article on the World Health Organization's response to previous disease outbreaks such as the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa has been published on a special issue of the Third World Quarterly Vol. 37, Issue 3. The article is now available to read online via open access.
Project Q debuts 'Quantum Mind and Social Sciences' a video lecture by Professor Alexander Wendt[21 March 2016]
Professor James Der Derian and the Project Q team recently premiered the final version of Professor Alexander Wendt's lecture about his book 'Quantum Mind and Social Science' at the ISA Conference last Thursday morning. Watch the video here.