- Last Friday on September the 12th, CISS and the Consulate General of Japan co-presented a special presentation by the Rear Admiral Hidek Yuasa of the Japan Training Squadron and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. The Rear Admiral had just arrived in Sydney after having already travelled nine cities including Pearl Harbor,
CISS Associate Dr. Chris Neff recently reviewed Hillary Clinton's latest memoir Hard Choices for the Australian Book Review. Read the full article here.
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.
Docos for Politicos film series is an initiative of the Centre for International Security Studies (CISS) in collaboration with the United States Studies Centre (USSC).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.