News and Events
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.
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).
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.
A vital resource of Australian academic work and engagement with Indigenous people, held by the University of Sydney, will be inscribed on the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register.
Policy makers must move away from believing voter disaffection amounts to apathy, writes Associate Professor Anika Gauja.
Program director for international peace and security at the Carnegie Corporation of New York, Stephen Del Rosso, writes in The Chronicle of Philanthropy on the increasing need for philanthropists to help further public understanding of the societal implications of quantum innovation, highlighting Project Q’s leading role in the effort.
Adjunct Associate Professor Jonathan Bogais was featured on a podcast episode by independent current affairs radio station The Wire to discuss the controversial new relocation plan for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. Click to listen to the podcast.
Watch Michael Mann's Sydney Ideas Public Lecture - The Madhouse Effect: Climate Change Denial in the Age of Trump
On Wednesday 8 February The Sydney Environment Institute, in partnership with SYDNEY IDEAS, had the pleasure of hosting world-renowned climate scientist Professor Michael Mann in a discussion of climate change denial in the age of the ‘Trumpocene.’ We are happy to have captured the lecture on video, which is now available to view.
The North Dakota Access Pipeline and the Fight for Long-term Justice[9 February 2017]
Why the the Standing Rock Sioux tribe's battle for Justice has continued in 2017.
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.
President Trump and the Madhouse Effect[2 February 2017]
In preparation for Micheal Mann's Sydney Ideas public lecture, Christopher Wright discusses the importance of Mann's talk in today's political climate.
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.
Sydney Environment Institute researchers win grant to study urban vulnerability and resilience[1 February 2017]
We are excited to announce that Sydney Environment Institute researchers Professor David Schlosberg and Luke Craven, in partnership with Resilient Sydney, have been awarded a Community Resilience Innovation Program grant by Emergency NSW to examine community perspectives on vulnerability and resilience to climate change.
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.
Time for progressive fair trade policies[27 January 2017]
As US President Donald Trump rejects the Trans-Pacific Partnership, it's time to rethink trade policy and produce credible and inclusive fair trade, writes Dr Patricia Ranald in the Sydney Morning Herald.
Home ownership: facts and fiction[27 January 2017]
In this episode of the Open for Discussion podcast series Dr Chris Neff is joined by Professor Nicole Gurran, urban planning and policy analyst, to talk about housing affordability.
5 predictions for China in 2017[24 January 2017]
From military disputes to the fluctuating value of the Yuan, our experts from across Sociology and Government and International Relations share their predictions for China in 2017.
Taking place on 24 January, and designed for our new international students, this initiative is an exciting opportunity to chat online with our academics and current students, and have all your questions answered about studying at Australia's first University!
Two articles by Associate Professor Jingdong Yuan have recently been published in the Asian Journal of Peacebuilding and the Journal of Current Chinese Affairs.
'Why Elections Fail' featured in Choice Magazine's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016[16 January 2017]
Congratulations to Professor Pippa Norris, whose publication 'Why Elections Fail' has been listed in Choice Magazine’s Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016.
Åse Ottosson awarded Rebecca Coyle Prize[9 January 2017]
Dr Åse Ottosson in the Department of Anthropology has been awarded the 2016 Rebecca Coyle Prize by IASPM-ANZ (International Association for the Study of Popular Music) for her publication, Making Aboriginal Men and Music in Central Australia.
Last month, a group of Centre for International Security Studies members met with Ms Gillian Bird, the Australian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, New York, in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade office in Sydney.