News from the Department
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.
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.
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?
The Sydney Democracy Network enjoys international linkages with with several institutions, including Germany's leading social science research institute, the WZB. One of the highlights of the linkage is the postdoctoral fellowship exchange. We are pleased to welcome the 2014 visiting postdoctoral fellows from Berlin, Dr Aiko Wagner and Dr Marc Helbling.
“Global Challenges, Reluctant Publics? The Role of Public Opinion in International Cooperation on Crucial Global Issues.”
The annual conference of the Australian Political Studies Association will meet from Sunday 28th September to Wednesday 1st October 2014 at the University of Sydney, NSW, Australia.
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
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?