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  • APSA 2014 Conference[17 September 2014]

    The 2014 Annual Conference of the Australian Political Studies Association is meeting from Sunday 29th September until Wednesday 1st October 2014 in the New Law School at the University of Sydney.


  • EUGENE JARECKI RETROSPECTIVE as part of the Docos for Politicos Film Series[3 September 2014]

    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.


  • PROACTIVE CONTRIBUTION TO PEACE, Japan’s National Security and Defense Policy[28 August 2014]

    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.


  • Professor James Der Derian discusses historian Barbara Tuchman's book on the WWI [8 August 2014]

    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 [1 August 2014]

    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?


  • Welcome Dr Aiko Wagner and Dr Marc Helbling[24 July 2014]

    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.


  • ARC's Future Fellowship Awarded to Associate Professor Benjamin Goldsmith[24 July 2014]

    “Global Challenges, Reluctant Publics? The Role of Public Opinion in International Cooperation on Crucial Global Issues.”