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.
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.
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.
Professor Jingdong Yuan at the University of Paris for the Symposium Great Contemporary Strategic Issues - Chair in Sorbonne[16 April 2015]
The University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, in the context of multidisciplinary teaching and research project formed around the Institute of Studies on war and peace, has installed an international Chair dedicated to major contemporary policy issues.
'Project Z' film to screen at The University of Melbourne with Professor James Der Derian in attendance[15 April 2015]
CISS Director, Professor James Der Derian will be in Melbourne to present his documentary film 'Project Z: The Final Global Event' at the Cold War International Law Workshop at the University of Melbourne this week.
Bombing of Yemen comes with no perfect reasons or proof the Houthis are puppets of Iran[9 April 2015]
CISS Associate Professor Sarah Phillips discusses Western-supported Operation Decisive Storm in The Sydney Morning Herald article.
Dr. Sarah Phillips comments on the current Yemen crisis and the effect foreign meddling has had on it in an op-ed piece published by the Lowy Institute's blog The Interpreter.
Rebecca Adler-Nissen is Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen. She received the Nils Klim Prize for excellent research within the social sciences. The Nils Klim Prize is an annual prize, which is awarded to promising scholars under the age of 35. Adler-Nissen’s research primarily revolves around international political sociology, sovereignty and diplomacy. She is currently involved in research projects on images in international security, status and stigma.