Rear Admiral Hideki Yuasa, a Graduate from Japan’s National Defense Academy, will share his many years of experience to bring a contemporary view of the security environment and the national security challenges facing Japan and the rest of East Asia.
Obesity in its social context, why don't we eat enough fruit and vegetables? The world's oceans and the future of food, smallholder agriculture and the future of global food & nutrition security, food sovereignty, global food, nutrition security and climate change. Here some of the issues being discussed during the 2014 Food@Sydney Seminar Series.
Docos for Politicos film series is presented by the Centre for International Security Studies (CISS) in collaboration with the United States Studies Centre (USSC) and the Australian Political Studies Association (APSA), headlining this year A EUGENE JARECKI RETROSPECTIVE.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Docos for Politicos Film Series will be screening in Room 225, at the Quadrangle Building A14 and Eugene Jarecki Retrospective at the Chemistry Lecture Theatre 3, Chemistry Building F11.
CISS Associate and Adjunct Associate Professor Jonathan Bogais recently wrote an essay for the Washington based Middle East Institute (Middle East Asia Project) discussing Myanmar's interplay of two religious traditions within a social and cultural setting that is dominated by one religion and characterised by structural and political violence. Read the full essay here.
Professor James Der Derian discusses historian Barbara Tuchman's book on the WWI "The Guns of August" on ABC Radio
Barbara Tuchman's The Guns of August was a suprisingly popular book that won the Pulitzer prize after its publication in 1962. in it, Tuchman describes in great detail the opening events of the WWI conflict. So, what were the effects and lessons learned from this major world event? CISS Director, Professor James Der Derian, was interviewed about the significance of The Guns of August for contemporary global politics. Margaret MacMillan, Professor of History at St. Anthony's College in Oxford, and Anthony D'Agostino, Professor of History at San Francisco State University, were also among those interviewed.
CISS Director James Der Derian reflects on the recurrence of history in his ninth Director's Letter.
Professor James Der Derian Interview on "A battle for hearts and minds: Who's winning Gaza's social media war?"
Gaza conflict: All the latest news and developments As violence continues in Gaza, social media has become a secondary battleground, with both Israel and Hamas using Twitter to get their messages across. But who is winning the social media war?
“Global Challenges, Reluctant Publics? The Role of Public Opinion in International Cooperation on Crucial Global Issues.”
Professor James Der Derian’s article on Edward Snowden and the NSA is in the June–July issue of ABR. In this timely article Der Derian reviews four books, including Luke Harding and Glenn Greenwald’s accounts of Snowden’s defection.
Keeping good science from going bad: Preventing the malicious use of life science and biotechnology[6 August 2014]
Dr Gerald L. Epstein, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Biological, Chemical, Nuclear, and Radiological Policy, US Department of Homeland Security
Book launch: 'American Biodefense - How Dangerous Ideas about Biological Weapons Shape National Security' with author Dr. Frank Smith III[4 August 2014]
CISS Staff Member and Lecturer Dr. Frank Smith will be lauching his new book titled 'American Biodefense - How Dangerous Ideas about Biological Weapons Shape National Security' this Friday, August 8th.
Operation Protective Edge, the Israeli name for the war in Gaza is over two weeks old. Before the ground invasion of Gaza, Netanyahu was forced to sack his deputy defence minister after Cabinet criticism of his military strategy. How does the Gaza war affect the political future of Israeli PM, Benjamin Netanyahu?
'Can more sanctions get Putin to back down?'[22 July 2014]
CISS Associate Professor Ben Goldsmith comments on European involvement in the wake of the MH17 tragedy on CNBC. Watch the full clip here.
Professor Peter Curson's work on the 1903-1906 war in Namibia featured in forthcoming El Globo documentary[4 July 2014]
CISS staff member Professor Peter Curson was recently interviewed by El Globo, Brazil’s leading TV news channel about his research on the war in Namibia (then German Southwest Africa) between 1903 and 1906 when two major tribes – the Herero and the Nama – rose in revolt against the Germans.
Greed the unseen peril on Myanmar's road to democracy[24 June 2014]
CISS Associate and Adjunct Associate Professor, Jonathan Bogais' latest article on Myanmar's difficult road to democracy has been featured in the June/July issue of the journal of the Asian Studies Association of Australia. Read the full article here.