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Upcoming Events

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Past Events

CISS Global Forum: Peace and Security Under Uncertainty
27 – 28 April 2017


The Centre for International Security Studies held a two-day forum event to discuss and workshop ideas on peace and security in an age of uncertainty. Supported by the School of Social and Political Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Carnegie Corporation of New York and in collaboration with Sydney Ideas, the event began with an evening public forum with international guests Thomas Biersteker (Graduate Institute of Geneva), Lene Hansen (University of Copenhagen), Michael Williams and Rita Abrahamsen (both from University of Ottawa). The event continued on the next day with a full day workshop at the Quarantine Station at the northern head of Sydney’s harbour.

Full video recordings from both the public event and workshop will be made available in this space shortly.

Roundtable Discussion with Johan Spanner: War Photography and the
US Military

24 November 2015


The United States Studies Centre in conjunction with the Department of Government and International Relations and Centre for International Security Studies at the University of Sydney held a roundtable discussion with Johan Spanner, former war photographer for The New York Times and current researcher at the University of Copenhagen to present on the topic of war photography and the US military. Johan Spanner, a photojournalist now working at the Department for Political Science at the University of Copenhagen, covered conflict and politics for a decade. Working for US clients he became one of the few photographers to keep covering Iraq during the sectarian violence. He was part of the The New York Times’ Baghdad Bureau effort that was a 2008 Pulitzer Prize finalist for International Reporting.

Images and International Relations Workshop

19 November 2015

Hosted by the Department of Government and International Relations and the Centre for International Security Studies, this workshop aimed to draw local and international experts on images and international relations. Scholars presented research in progress as well as debate key questions associated with the ethics, methodological challenges, and advantages associated with studying images.