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|Fulbright Scholar chooses Sydney to study world-renown Health Security program|
Fulbright Anne Wexler Scholar, Sophie Hollingsworth from New York University joins the University of Sydney to study our world-leading Master of Health Security, which was organised by CISS' Associate Professor Adam Kamradt-Scott.
|Can social media give sharks a better reputation?|
CISS associate Dr. Christopher Neff was recently quoted in this Smithsonian magazine article. Click to read the full article.
|Cindy Vestergaard on nuclear safeguards at the Australian National University|
CISS Visiting Fellow Cindy Vestergaard was speaking at the Australian National University in Canberra today, on a roundtable at the Energy Change Institute on ‘Governing Uranium: How shifting geographies are impacting global uranium trade.’ Later in the afternoon, she presented at ANU’s Department of Physics on ‘The Starting Point of Nuclear Safeguards: History and Clarifications.'
|CISS welcomes Thomas Biersteker and Cindy Vestergaard as new Visiting Fellows|
We interviewed our new Visiting Fellows and asked them about their work and research projects here in Sydney.
|Chemical Assassination: The Role of International Organizations|
CISS Visiting Fellow Cindy Vestergaard wrote an op-ed on the use of the nerve agent VX in the recent death of Kim Jong-nam in Malaysia, highlighting its implications on international organisations. Click to read the full piece, published on Stimson's website.
|The worst-case scenario of the apparent nerve toxin murder of Kim Jong Nam|
CISS visiting fellow Dr. Cindy Vestergaard recently commented on apparent use of a dangerous nerve toxin VX in the murder of Kim Jong Nam in Malaysia. Click to read the full article via The Washington Post.
|Project Q debuts sneak preview of forthcoming documentary at the annual ISA conference|
At a special roundtable at the International Studies Association (ISA) meeting in Baltimore, Director of CISS, Professor James Der Derian presented the teaser for the documentary film Project Q: The Question of Quantum.
|CISS members attend the ISA Conference in Baltimore this February|
CISS will be represented by a large cohort of members joining panels, roundtables and forum events at the upcoming ISA Conference in Baltimore this month.
|Project Q is highlighted in this new piece on 'quantum philanthropy'|
Program director for international peace and security at the Carnegie Corporation of New York, Stephen Del Rosso, writes in The Chronicle of Philanthropy on the increasing need for philanthropists to help further public understanding of the societal implications of quantum innovation, highlighting Project Q’s leading role in the effort.
|What are Donald Trump's Foreign Policy Plans in Asia?|
Adjunct Associate Professor Jonathan Bogais discussed Donald Trump's foreign policy plans in Asia, including trade and security, on Bloomberg earlier this month. Click to watch the full video.
|Bangladesh's controversial relocation plan for Rohingya refugees|
Adjunct Associate Professor Jonathan Bogais was featured on a podcast episode by independent current affairs radio station The Wire to discuss the controversial new relocation plan for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. Click to listen to the podcast.
|Dr. Frank Smith to provide keynote presentation on Australia and cyber security|
CISS member Dr. Frank Smith will give a keynote presentation at the Future Leaders Series on Cyber Security in February. The event is organised by Young Australians in International Affairs, a not for profit organisation committed to engaging young Australians in international affairs and foreign policy.
|Five predictions for China in 2017|
CISS members Jonathan Bogais and Justin Hastings provided predictions for China in 2017 in this news feature. Click to read.
|New ASPI report by Jingdong Yuan on Sino-US military exchanges from 2001-2016|
Read the latest report by Associate Professor Jingdong Yuan published by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) on Sino-US military exchanges between 2001-2016. Click here for the full report.
|CISS members met with Australian Ambassador Gillian Bird at DFAT|
Last month, a group of CISS members met with Ms Gillian Bird, the Australian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, New York, in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade office in Sydney.
|Recent promotions for CISS members|
|Launch success for Dr. Ryan Griffiths' latest book on secessionist movements|
CISS member, Dr. Ryan Griffiths officially launched his latest book "Age of Secession: The International and Domestic Determinants of State Birth" last week at an event organised by the Centre for International Security Studies and the Department of Government and International Relations.
|Adam Kamradt-Scott receives a SOAR Fellowship for his work with the World Health Organisation|
Congratulations to Associate Professor Adam Kamradt-Scott for receiving a Sydney Research Accelerator (SOAR) Fellowship for 2017!
|A/Professor Adam Kamradt-Scott and Dr. Justin Hastings awarded ARC grants in latest round of awards|
CISS would like to congratulate Associate Professor Adam Kamradt-Scott and Dr. Justin Hastings, who have been awarded funding for a Discovery Project and a Future Fellowship from the Australian Research Council (respectively).
|Duterte plays a long game to secure Philippine advantage|
CISS Associate, Adjunct Associate Professor Jean Jonathan Bogais has written an analysis exploring the "Rodrigo Duterte phenomenon beyond the headlines" for the Asian Studies Association of Australia. A different perspective that takes into account the reality on the ground. Click to read the full article.
|CISS members awarded funding under the university's new industry and community engagement scheme|
Congratulations to CISS' Dr. Frank Smith and Professor David Schlosberg for being awarded research grants that link their projects with industry partners!
|Simon Reay Atkinson to deliver a paper at the Submarine Institute of Australia's 8th Annual Conference|
CISS Honorary Associate, A/Professor Simon Reay Atkinson will be presenting a paper and presentation on Australia's Future Submarine at the upcoming annual conference of the Submarine Institute of Australia.
|Malware and Disease: Lessons from Cyber Intelligence for Public Health Surveillance|
A new paper by senior lecturer Dr. Frank Smith on cyber security and public health 'Malware and Disease' was just published in the journal Health Security.
|Project Q featured in article on quantum technologies and international relations published in Foreign Affairs|
Project Q led by Professor James Der Derian was recently featured in an article that explores the effects and implications of new quantum technologies on intenrationa relations, which was published on Foreign Affairs. Click to read the article.
|An interview with James Der Derian on E-International Relations|
CISS Director, James Der Derian spoke with E-International Relations (E-IR) about his research in quantum and security studies, and discussed the current state of international relations. Click to read the full interview.
|Adam Kamradt-Scott to present a keynote speech at the Safe Cities Conference|
Associate Professor Adam Kamradt-Scott will present a keynote speech on 'Multisectoral planning for making Healthy Cities' at the upcoming Safe Cities Conference in Melbourne this August.
|Fifteen nations placed on genocide watchlist|
CISS Associate, Associate Professor Ben Goldsmith has urged 'intensive monitoring' of nations facing significant risk of genocide, as part of the University of Sydney's Atrocity Forecasting Project of which he is chief investigator.
|South China Sea Ruling: What's Next for China?|
CISS Associate, Adjunct Associate Professor Jonathan Bogais was recently featured on Bloomberg to discuss the recent South China Sea ruling and the next steps for China and the Philippines in resolving the issue. Watch the video here.
|Averting US-China conflict in the Asia-Pacific: a review article by Jingdong Yuan|
Associate Professor Jingdong Yuan's review article on US-China relations in the Asia-Pacific was recently published in the Chatham House flagship journal International Affairs. Click to read the review article.
|Documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney speaks to James Der Derian|
On the occasion of the the Australian premiere of 'Zero Days' at the 2016 Sydney Film Festival, the Centre for International Security Studies presents this special podcast of a conversation between CISS Director James Der Derian and the award-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney, recorded shortly after the remarkable trifecta screenings at the 2015 Sydney Film Festival of Gibney's 'Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief'; 'Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown'; and 'Steve Job: The Man in the Machine.'
|Violence and the Contradictory Coexistence of Peace and Conflict in the Asia Pacific Region|
CISS Associate, Adjunct Associate Professor Jonathan Bogais wrote a piece for the Middle East Institute introducing the current crisis in the South China Sea and reflecting on the 1956 Suez Crisis. The article criticises the strategies used by leading states to become the "dominant identity" by provoking violence in seemingly non-violent environments for one purpose only: maintaining hegemony.
|Dr. Christopher Neff comments on the Orlando shooting on Australian media|
CISS Associate, Dr. Christopher Neff has commented on the recent Orlando shooting on ABC's program The Drum and The Canberra Times.
|Christopher Neff discusses queer politics and the American General Election on ABC's Planet America|
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.
|The quest for quantum on Future Tense|
CISS Director James Der Derian recently featured on ABC Radio's Future Tense to discuss the implications of quantum computing on peace and security.
|Pitfalls lie ahead as Myanmar advances along its democratic road|
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.
|How Duterte won the election on Facebook|
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.
|When less was more: external assistance and the political settlement in Somaliland|
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.
|Where does Taiwan stand on the South China Sea?|
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.
|Yemen - looking beyond counterterrorism|
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.
|A/Professor Jingdong Yuan to visit the National University of Singapore as Senior Visiting Research Fellow|
Associate Professor Jingdong Yuan has been appointed a Senior Visiting Research Fellow with the East Asian Institute at the National University of Singapore.
|CISS Associate Professor Jonathan Bogais newly appointed with the Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asian Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington DC|
Adjunct Associate Professor Jonathan Bogais has recently been appointed as a Senior Associate (Non-resident), Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asian Studies, at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington DC, U.S.
|ARC's Future Fellowship Awarded to Associate Professor Benjamin Goldsmith|
“Global Challenges, Reluctant Publics? The Role of Public Opinion in International Cooperation on Crucial Global Issues.”
|Somaliland: Where sovereignty means something|
CISS Senior Lecturer Sarah Phillips, who is currently conducting research in Somaliland, has written a short piece from the field for The Interpreter
|CISS Dr Sarah Phillips awarded prestigious Australian research grants|
CISS Senior Lecturer, Dr Sarah Phillips, has been awarded two prestigious grants by the Australian Research Council (ARC) for research beginning in 2013.
|Dr Sarah Phillips conducts scoping study in Somaliland|
Dr. Sarah Phillips, Senior Lecturer at the Centre for International Security Studies, recently returned from Somaliland, a self-declared though unrecognized state in north Somalia.