Adjunct Associate Professor Jean Jonathan Bogais

Adjunct Assoc. Prof. Jean Jonathan Bogais

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(61) 2 9114 0906 – (61) 438 724546

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@JonathanBogais


CURRENT POSITION

Professor Bogais is a sociologist (political sociology and intercultural psychology), a specialist in foreign affairs and a strategic adviser with over three decades of academic and practical experience working in complex environments. His expertise is in violence, conflict and compromise - and ethics and protocols in humanitarian interventions - (especially when ethnicities and religions are key-components.) His area of expertise is Southeast Asia and the west Pacific, with a special focus on Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam and the Philippines. He has served as an analyst, strategic adviser, negotiator, and foreign correspondent and has had ongoing involvement in international missions and peacebuilding initiatives. He continues to be involved in these areas. He advises officials, diplomats, negotiators and strategists in conflict analysis, mediation, ethics and protocols in humanitarian intervention, and program development and evaluation in complex environments.

Professor Bogais is an associate professor (adjunct) in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Sydney. He mentors postdoctoral researchers and is a research supervisor (PhDs/Masters). He teaches in various masters degrees, including Masters of Human Rights and Democratisation and Masters of Development Studies. He also delivers short courses in areas of security and development, violence, terrorism, peacebuilding, conflict, negotiation, ethnoculturalism and ethnonationalism in Australia and Europe.

He was awarded a master in intercultural psychology in 1978, and a PhD in sociology in 1984, both from Paris-Sorbonne.

Personal website: http://www.jonathanbogais.net/

RESEARCH

Professor Bogais’ research lies at the intersection of ‘violence, conflict and compromise,’ with a focus on current knowledge translation processes in complex environments. It is concerned with the need to discover, experiment and evaluate new methodologies and protocols to facilitate the process needed to analyse and translate knowledge available from research and on-the-ground evidence to make better use of, or create, new information management systems for decision and policy. It analyses the political, social, cultural and economic conditions in which drivers of change were allowed to enter seemingly non-violent spaces unchallenged - and the processes acting as catalysts for conflicts to develop, re-emerge or worsen. His research challenges the assumption that: “We think we know about violence..” by trying to understand why evidence on the ground often shows that we do not.

ASSOCIATIONS & AFFILIATIONS

ETHICS

Current member of the University of Sydney’s Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC).

RECENT PRESENTATIONS (2014/17)

Roundtable discussion (panel member): UNITAR “Creating a conflict? Review of the South China Sea Crisis” – 23 March 2016

Speaker: UN Security Council’s Peacekeeping Operations and Political Missions. “Peacebuilding strategies in non-violent spaces conference”. 27 March 2016

Presentation: "University of Sydney's Festival of Democracy"
"Heterotopia: Holding a mirror to indifference " 17 October 2015.

Invited discussion/review: WZB Berlin Social Science Centre, Berlin, Germany
"Review of autocratic regimes: The Philippines under Ferdinand Marcos" - May 2015

Invited presentation/teaching: Institut de Hautes Études Internationales et du Dévelopement - Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva - May 2015

Invited moderator & panel member: Q2 International Symposium on International Security. Invited expert to moderate the session: 'Diplomacy: Spacio-temporal, Multilateral and Adaptative', and join on the panel for the closing roundtable. Organised by the Centre for International Security Studies, University of Sydney - March 2015

Invited presentation: World Universities Network - International Indigenous Research Network roundtable. “Putting out the fire - A perspective on intercultural relations” - February 2015

Roundtable discussion (Live broadcast): France Info - en direct du monde
(translated) “A view of the world: can radicalisation develop inside refugee camps across southeast Asia?" - 30 June 2015

Invited presentation: ASEAN Defence Minister’s Meeting. Bagan, Myanmar. “Background report”. November 2014

Invited seminar & meetings: WZB – Berlin Social Science Centre (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung - WZB), Germany - "Socio-economic disruptions and inequality behind ethnocultural conflicts in Southeast Asia". September 2014

Invited presentation. Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Canberra, Australia. “Cambodia: the myth behind development”. May 2014

Invited presentation. 24th ASEAN Summit, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. “Background report: ethnocultural situation analysis”. May 2014

RECENT PUBLICATIONS, BROADCAST AND INTERVIEWS INCLUDE:

N.B. In over three decades as a senior analyst, strategic adviser, foreign correspondent and academic, Professor Bogais has produced a considerable number of analysis, background reports, articles and broadcast material covering social, political, cultural and environmental issues – international with an emphasis on Southeast Asia and West Pacific. He has reviewed many policy documents and contributed in the drafting of strategic material for negotiations at international levels. (Bilingual: English and French.) More information on request.

Article: Asian Currents - Asian Studies Association of Australia
"Pitfalls ahead as Myanmar advances along democratic road" - 13 May 2016

Essay: Myanmar: The Transition from Social Order to Social Contract …
In this essay for the Middle East Institute (Middle East/Asia Project) based in Washington DC, Dr Bogais writes that the new leadership’s intent to enter into a social contract with its citizens requires an analysis of the mechanisms of social control, which is the evolution of the means of power rather than its nature. By closely observing the normalisation process lying ahead, the essay explores the complexity of the process to civilianize Myanmar.

Article: Myanmar: Democratisation and the Internal Contradictions of Ethnicity and Religion
Article by Dr Bogais for the German - Southeast Asian Centre for Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG), a common institute of Thammasat University Bangkok and Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, Westfälische Wilhelms-University Mūnster, and Passau University in Germany. CPG - located at Thammasat University Bangkok - is funded by the German Federal Foreign Affair Office and supported by the German Academic Exchange (DAAD).

Article/Analysis: Asian Currents - Asian Studies Association of Australia
“Cambodia on the Brink" - 4 December 2015

Live interview/analysis: Channel News Asia - "Between the Lines"
“Cambodia is on the brink of political collapse" - 23 November 2015

Article/Analysis: Asian Currents - Asian Studies Association of Australia
“Myanmar's toughest challenge lies ahead" - 20 November 2015

Interview: AlJazeera (Asia/Pacific)
“Amnesty International: Australian officials paid people smugglers" - Commentary - 29 October 2015

Article: Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington DC, U.S.
“Indonesia under Jokowi: Nationalism and Pluralism shapes Policy Calculus " - 26 October 2015

Article: Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington DC, U.S.
“Myanmar beyond the Elections: Strategy needed to address Sectarian Violence " - 23 October 2015

Interview ‘ABC News 24 – Afternoon Live”
"The future of Australia defence alliances with the United States and Japan under the new government" – Analysis - 22 September 2015.

Commentary/Interview: ‘Sky News'
"Japan: An analysis of the new defence paradigms for the future of Japan's alliance with the United States and Australia – Analysis - 21 September 2015.

Article: Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington DC, U.S.
“Malcolm Turnbull will bring new leadership culture, new policies to Australia " - 17 September 2015

Commentary/Interview: ‘Sky News' -
"Japan's 2015 White Paper on defence. An analysis of the domestic and international ramifications of this significant strategic document” – Analysis - July 2015.

Interview /discussion (broadcast): France Info - en direct du monde
(translated) “A view of the world: can radicalisation develop inside refugee camps across southeast Asia?" - 30 June 2015.

Interview (print): Straits Times, Singapore
“Abbott to ink strategic agreement with Singapore" Straits Times' Jonathan Pearlman asked Jonathan Bogais to comment on Prime Minister Abbott visit to Singapore - 23 June 2015.

Interview (print): Deutsche Welle, Germany
“Bribery allegations cast a shadow on Australia’s relationship with Indonesia”
Deutsche Welle’s Jack Fisher asked Dr Jonathan Bogais to comment on the impact of the allegation that Australian officials bribed people-smugglers on the relationship between Indonesia and Australia. Interview with Deutsche Welle - Thursday, 18 June 2015.

Interview (print): Nikkei Asian Review, Japan
“Australia refugees controversy” Nikkei Asian Review asked Dr Jonathan Bogais to comment on how the allegation that Australian officials bribed people-smugglers might damage Australia’s reputation in the region. Interview with Nikkei Asian Review- Wednesday, 17 June 2015.

Interview (live news broadcast): CBNC Asia & U.S.
"Why Aung San Suu Kyi's visit to China matters" Jonathan Bogais, adjunct associate professor at University of Sydney, discusses the significance of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's meeting with Chinese leaders. Interview with CNBC - Thursday, 11 June 2015 9:47 AM ET. Source: CNBC.com.

Interview (news broadcast): CHINESE TV Phoenix Satellite Television
"Historical visit of Aung San Suu Kyi to China" Chinese TV asked Adjunct Associate Professor Jonathan Bogais to comment on Aung San Suu Kyi first visit to China.
Interview with Chinese TV - Thursday, 11 June 2015 8:00 PM ET. Source: Chinese TV.

Invited discussion/review: WZB Berlin Social Science Centre, Berlin, Germany
"Review of autocratic regimes: The Philippines under Ferdinand Marcos" - May 2015

Article: Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington DC, U.S.
“Beyond the Critical Juncture: Myanmar’s 2015 Elections in Focus" - April 2015

Invited moderator & panel member: Q2 International Symposium on International Security
Invited expert to moderate the session: 'Diplomacy: Spacio-temporal, Multilateral and Adaptative', and join on the panel for the closing roundtable.
Organised by the Centre for International Security Studies, University of Sydney - March 2015

Interview/discussion (print): International Business Times’ (New York)
Interview about trade and corruption in Myanmar -10 February 2015

Book review: ‘Asian Currents’ – Journal of the Asian Studies Association of Australasia’ – February 2015 –
[“|Portrait of a pragmatist”] Review of Hun Sen’s Cambodia, by Sebastian Strangio. Yale University Press, 2014. 322pp.

Invited presentation: World Universities Network - International Indigenous Research Network roundtable
“Putting out the fire - A perspective on intercultural relations” - 2 February 2015

Article: ‘Asian Currents’ – Journal of the Asian Studies Association of Australasia
“Religious apartheid in Myanmar” - December 2014. More

Invited presentation: WZB Berlin Social Science Centre, Berlin, Germany
"Socio-economic disruptions and inequality behind ethnocultural conflicts in Southeast Asia" - 22 September 2014

TV broadcast: '2014 Festival of Democracy' organised by the Sydney Democracy Network at the University of Sydney
"Cambodia: Rampant Corruption - State Endorsed" - 10 October 2014.

Essay: “Middle East Institute – Middle East – Asia Project’, Washington DC, U.S.
“Democracy without social cohesion cannot exist – The Myanmar challenge” – Essay – June 2014.

Commentary/Interview: ‘Sky News'

"The Philippines - United States relationship: What does it means for the Asia/Pacific region?” – Analysis - June 2014.

Article: ‘Asian Currents’ – Journal of the Asian Studies Association of Australasia
"Greed the unseen peril on Myanmar's road to Democracy” – Analysis - June 2014.

Article: ‘Asian Currents' – Journal of the Asian Studies Association of Australasia
“Cambodians continue to struggle in an inequitable society” – Analysis - April 2014.

Article: ‘The Conversation’
“Asia-Pacific focus will revitalise US hegemony, but at what price?” - (Analysis) - 4 April 2014.

Interview (live news broadcast) ‘ABC News 24 – Afternoon Live”
“ABC's Kim Landers asks Jonathan Bogais to comment live on the discussion between Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and her Cambodian counterpart about sending asylum-seekers to Cambodia - 24 February 2014.

Article: 'The Conversation’
“Engaging in Myanmar: Whose interest are we serving?” - Analysis - 6 January 2014.

Article: 'The Conversation’
“US Military-led Humanitarian Intervention in the Philippines: A Message to China.” (Analysis. ‘Best read’ analysis for one week.) - Reproduced by SBS World News Australia online - 15 November 2013.

Article: 'The Conversation’
“Want a better world? You can’t look at GMOs in isolation.” Analysis - 14 October 2013. More

Interview: SBS World News Australia
Topic: “Sweden has become the first European Union country to announce it will give asylum to all Syrian refugees who apply” - 6 September 2013

Interview (background report): SBS World News Australia
Topic: “Myanmar/Burma: This financial year Australia will give $82.8 million to Myanmar in aid. But is the money really helping lift people out of poverty?” - 22 August 2013

Interview (background report): SBS World News Australia
Topic: “Who are the Rohingya people?" - 29 May 2013


Social documentaries (Special personal research projects)

ITV production for National Geographic – 2006 – “Sahul – First across the ocean” – Position: consulting producer & co-director

Co-production – 2008 – “Solo, The Andrew McAuley Story” – Winner of the 2009 AFI (Australian Film Institute) Award for best documentary under 1-hour. Position: Consulting producer


Books

La Coutume - Règles non-écrites qui régissent l’équilibre social des Kanaks. Éditions Gallimart – 1998

Chicka’s Story – The story of the late Aboriginal activist and leader, Charles “Chicka” Dixon Story. To be released late-2016