News from the Department
We would like to issue a very warm welcome to Fulbright Anne Wexler Scholar, Sophie Hollingsworth from New York University (NYU) who joins us this year to study our world-leading, Master of Health Security.
Project Q debuts sneak preview of forthcoming documentary at the annual ISA conference[27 February 2017]
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.
It's goodbye to the Nationals unless they become a genuine country party[22 February 2017]
To win back its dwindling constituency, the Nationals would need to adopt some of the social justice policies espoused by Labor, writes Associate Professor Michael Hogan in The Guardian.
Student entrepreneur to connect with China's best and brightest[20 February 2017]
Zoe Neill, a second-year International Relations student from the University of Sydney, will join 67 other young entrepreneurs as part of this year’s China Australia Millennial Project (CAMP).
How changing times made Australia’s political leaders more disposable[20 February 2017]
Politics was once a gentlemanly affair with leadership spills a rare sight; but times have certainly changed, writes Emeritus Professor Rodney Tiffen in this extract from his book Disposable Leaders: Media and Leadership Coups from Menzies to Abbott.
How leaders can better sell economic reform [16 February 2017]
Policy makers must move away from believing voter disaffection amounts to apathy, writes Associate Professor Anika Gauja.
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.
Trump's ban erects wall of ideology, race and religion[6 February 2017]
Trump's ill-advised ban may provide a 'told-you-so' moment for extremists who have long argued for cutting American ties over treatment of Muslims, writes Hussain Nadim.
Sydney Ideas - Drones, Lies, and Privacy[6 February 2017]
Contemporary governments frame surveillance and secrecy as evils necessary to ensure our security. What are the existing accountability mechanisms, and how are they being challenged? Join our expert panel to consider the standards of conduct critical for a society of informed, private citizens.
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.
President Trump's first days in office[30 January 2017]
United States President Donald Trump has followed through on his promise to take swift action in his first days in the job, with executive orders on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Affordable Care Act, abortion, and the Keystone Pipeline. How much force do these orders hold? Dr David Smith talks to ABC Radio National about Trump's new plans.