"APPLYING RESEARCH AND EXPERIMENTATION TO STRATEGY"
Profile (n.b. Dr Jean Bogais is bilingual - French & English - and works in both environments)
Dr Jean Bogais is a strategic analyst / advisor with over 30 years experience as an academic and professional working in spaces of violence. A Paris-Sorbonne educated sociologist (PhD) and social and intercultural psychologist (M.A.), his principal interest is socio-ethics and their applications in deconfliction initiatives, negotiations, information warfare & Cyber and civil/military interventions. He has prepared critical assessments and advised government officials and military agencies at the highest levels, also working on complex strategic simulations. He mentors/teaches tacticians and systems specialists (Royal Australian Navy / Fleet Air Arm) and creates pilots courses to test new systems of thinking. He has had ongoing involvement in deconfliction initiatives, conflict resolution strategies, front-line negotiations and international missions. Applying complex systems to strategic analysis and decision-making/taking, he has considerable experience in building networks that can identify and manage uncertainty / instability to introduce change over time.Dr Bogais is an internationally recognised specialist in Southeast Asian affairs, especially Myanmar, Cambodia, Philippine and the South China Sea.Academic appointments Position
: Associate Professor (Adjunct), Specialist Lecturer, Research Supervisor
School of Social and Political Sciences | Centre for International Security Studies
The University of Sydney (Link) Position
: Senior Research Fellow
German-Southeast Asia Centre of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG). CPG is an academic institute and think tank built upon the cooperation between four universities - Thammasat University, Frankfurt University, Münster University, and Passau university, it is a joint institute attached to the Faculty of Law of Thammasat University in Bangkok (Link)Non-academic appointments Position
: Senior Associate / Adviser
Established in Washington D.C., CSIS is a bi-partisan, non-profit policy research organisation dedicated to provide strategic insights and policy solutions to help decision-makers chart a course towards a better world (Link)
Dynamically-modelling complexity in deconfliction and negotiation strategic initiatives
Advisory - Consulting (Link)
A specialist in complex negotiations, Dr Bogais introduces dynamic modelling with real-time information to explore new deconfliction mechanisms, negotiation strategies and critical assessments. With the technical help of [Navy] system designers and complexity specialists, he develops programmes to experiment new strategies in zones of violence or to forecast the introduction of violence in spaces of non-violence. He advises governments, security agencies and international agencies.Information Warfare & Cyber
- A Sociologist (PhD) and Psychologist (social & intercultural psychology), Dr Bogais advises on the psycho-social elements of information warfare and cyber.
Education: Knowledge transfer…the key to knowledge sovereignty
Educating - Training (Link)
An advocate of the importance of knowledge transfer, Dr Bogais educates in civilian and military institutions, bringing in the classroom material acquired in his field work to give students a real time perspective.Australian context: As Australia is procuring her new fleet of submarines from France, an important statement arises: "The Commanders of the last generation of submarines Australia is developing with France will not be born for another 25 years." Education must be seen through a different lens, that of the future. As new technologies create spaces in which the human may - or may not - remain in the loop, new systems of thinking and educating will be needed. A bilingual psycho-sociologist and conflict specialist, Dr Bogais advises, mentors and teaches in these complex areas.
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.
Invited participation and Chair: International Seminar… "A Hotbed for Crises: Increasing Stakes and Tension in South China Sea". Organised by the German Southeast Asian Centre for Excellence in Governance and Policy (CPG) at Thammasat University.
Senior military officers, diplomats Thai and ASEAN officials, academics, (I)NGO agents representaing all parties involved in the "crisis" met for two days to discuss the situation. A robust and constructive debate…
Recent essays and articles
______________________________________ Enemies of Truth:
- 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
"Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies." Friedrich Nietzsche - Human, all Too Human.