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Centre for International Security Studies

Analysing security issues facing Australia, the Asia Pacific and the world
In a rapidly changing security environment we expect the unexpected and apply our expertise to regional conflicts, global events and shocks to the international order.

About us

The Centre for International Security Studies was established in 2006, along with the Michael Hintze Chair of International Security, to produce innovative research and education programs on the enduring and emerging security challenges facing Australia, the Asia-Pacific and the world.

The centre takes a multidisciplinary approach to the study of international security and draws on a wide range of skills and expertise from academics, researchers and practitioners across the University and from around the world. Our research informs debates and promotes engagement with the policy community, NGOs and the public. We work with organisations spanning policy and operations, uniquely positioning us to analyse and interpret the strategic implications of world events for governments, businesses and individuals.


Our people

Centre members include academics from the University of Sydney and other prestigious global institutions. 


Professor James der Derian