News and Events
CISS Associate Dr. Megan MacKenzie writes about the myths and stereotypes associated with women in the U.S. military for Foreign Affairs Magazine.
Associate Professor Jonathan Bogais appointed Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington DC
Adjunct Associate Professor Jonathan Bogais has recently been appointed as a Senior Associate (Non-resident), Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asian Studies, at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington DC, U.S
Palestinians surveying their history over the last few decades have precious little cause for optimism, with the theft and colonisation of their land and denial of their rights under Israeli occupation. But, according to Peter Bray, Vice Chancellor of Bethlehem University, in his talk at the University hosted by the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (July 9), they can still find hope, if hope is to mean: “realising that ‘I’m not going through this by myself'”.
Beauty without harm[11 August 2015]
Rethinking the link between fashion and the environment with the Sydney Environment Institute.
Societal PTSD and the Israel-Palestine conflict[10 August 2015]
Psychotherapist, researcher, and a peace activist Dr Annabel McGoldrick discusses the societal form of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) experienced by those caught up in the ongoing Israel-Palestine conflict, and what this means for peace talks.
Experts gather at the University of Sydney to discuss the ‘unfinished robot revolution’ [7 August 2015]
They used to be a thing of science fiction, but robots are a reality, taking on many of the tasks usually performed by humans. Some even argue that we're entering a second machine-age revolution. Professor Fabio Ramos sets the scene for this evening's discussion at The University on the ‘unfinished robot revolution‘.
Today, the Marie Bashir Institute and Centre for International Security Studies are pleased to release the interim report of Saving Lives: The Civil-Military Response to the 2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa.
Greece’s Prime Minister is vowing to press ahead with a controversial bailout referendum as European leaders rule out any fresh debt offer before Sunday’s vote. The World Today spoke to John Keane, a professor of politics at the University of Sydney, who says there’s a power struggle underway.
Why women are not joining the defence forces[10 July 2015]
The combat exclusion has gone but the military remains an unwelcoming place for women soldiers, suggests new research by Dr Megan MacKenzie.
Tim Anderson’s new book, ‘Land and Livelihoods in Papua New Guinea’ argues that notions of ‘economy’ and ‘development’ have no meaning without a broad and inclusive focus on the livelihoods of local inhabitants. Combining existing evidence with original studies it charts the economic options for rural families, suggesting their best way forward is by maintaining customary land as the basis for rich hybrid livelihoods.
2015 Best and Brightest Showcase[9 June 2015]
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences recently held its annual Best and Brightest Showcase at Parliament House, in recognition of the most exceptional Honours Theses in Government and International Relations.