"Applying Research and Experimentation to Strategy"
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Associate Professor Jean Bogais is a Paris-Sorbonne educated sociologist (PhD) and social and intercultural psychologist (M.A.) with over 30 years experience as an academic and professional working in spaces of violence. His principal research interests are Violence, Information Warfare, Counter-Terrorism and Applied Ethics, which he explores using a psycho-sociological lens set over complex systems frameworks. As an academic, he investigates how "new" education can introduce different ways of thinking by creating, developing, testing and evaluating pilot programs to benefit future education for academic students and professionals, connecting academia, industry, military and global agencies. As a strategic analyst and advisor, he prepares critical assessments and advises government officials, military and security agencies at the highest levels, also working on complex strategic simulations. Prof Bogais is an international recognised specialist in Southeast Asia, especially Myanmar, Cambodia, Philippine and South China Sea. He examines the development of violent extremism and terrorism networks connecting the Maghreb to SEAsia across Bangladesh and Myanmar. He looks at information warfare from a socio-phychological lens to understand online violent extremism. Acutely aware of the importance of terrorist rehabilitation, he contributes his academic and professional knowledge and experience to centres and agencies in Asia and Europe exploring new mechanisms to classify risk and create, develop and assess rehabilitation programs. He introduces the knowledge gained through the critical assessments that emerge from his (and colleagues) empirical work into the pilot courses he design (feedback process.) Complex systems and Dynamic Modelling are the overarching elements connecting all aspects of his teaching and professional work. Over time, Prof Bogais has created methodologies to develop and maintain lines of communication between parties involved in negotiation processes during conflict. His experience is going back to his involvement as a psycho-sociologist (special adviser to the UN) during the negotiations of the Paris Peace Agreement to end the conflict in Cambodia (1991). He educates / trains professionals in this area and mentors academics.
Internationally recognised specialist in Southeast Asian affairs, especially Myanmar, Cambodia, Philippine and the South China Sea.Academic appointmentsAssociate Professor,
The University of Sydney Business School (Executive Education)Adjunct Associate Professor, Dept. of Sociology & Social Policy, School of Social and Political SciencesAssociate: Centre for International Security Studies
Member: Nanotechnology Research Institute Senior Research Fellow
. German-Southeast Asia Centre of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG). Academic institute and think tank at Faculty of Law, Thammasat, Bangkok (Link)
. Four universities: Thammasat, Frankfurt, Münster and Passau.
Non-academic appointments Senior Associate / Adviser
Established in Washington D.C., CSIS is a bi-partisan, non-profit policy research organisation providing strategic insights and policy solutions. (Link)
Educating, Research & Training (Link)
Professor Bogais teaches in both civilian and military institutions. He contributes to the creation (or adaptation) of international pilot programmes to explore and test the education of the future connecting academia with industry globally. His research contributes to academic centres specialising in areas of terrorism and non-traditional security. Dr Bogais brings into the classroom the material acquired in his field work to give students / participants real time perspectives.
A specialist in complex negotiations, Dr Bogais contributes to the introduction, testing and evaluation of new methodologies in deconfliction strategies, negotiations and critical assessments. He advises governments, security agencies and international agencies on Information Warfare, also providing expert advice to industry. Over time, he has created methodologies to develop and maintain lines of communication between parties involved in conflict. He trains professionals in this area.
Profiled in the newsletter of the Non-Traditional Security (NTS) Asia Consortium (August 2018) - (Link)
On CNN International News Live to analyse the crisis in France and what lies ahead for the troubled country . 11 Dec 2018
- Invited presentation (Seminar). Topic: "Getting the question of Technology Rights: An Ethical Challenge in the Midst of a Global Critical Juncture". NTS (Non-Traditional Security) Asia Consortium, S.Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. November 2018
International Conference "GLOBAL ASIA IN INTERDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES: SUSTAINABILITY, SECURITY, AND GOVERNANCE"
- Invited presentation. Session: "Weaponisation of Technologies: New Ethical Approaches needed".
- Chair of panel: "Belt and Road Initiative: Conceptual Ambiguities and Strategic Imperatives"
Organised by the Department of Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. Co-organisers: University of Tokyo and Yale University, November 2018
Discussing the South China Sea at "Politics in the Pub" Sydney.
Invited presentation at the NTS-Asia Consortium Conference on "Resilience in the Face of Disruption". Dr Bogais' session: "Disruption and Cyber Technology". Organised by NTS (Non-Traditional Security) Asia Consortium and S.Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. March 2018.
Recent essays and articles
- Middle East Institute (MEA), Washington D.C. - Middle East/Asia Project. Links
- Asian Studies Association of Australasia (ASAA). Links
- Centre for International and Strategic Studies (CSIS), Washington D.C. Links
- NAVY. Journal of the Royal Australian Navy
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"Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies." Friedrich Nietzsche - Human, all Too Human.