Jean Bogais

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MA; PhD, Paris IV
Associate Professor (Education-focussed)

C13B - CBD Campus
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia


Bio

Associate Professor Jean Bogais is a Paris-Sorbonne educated sociologist (PhD) and social and cross-cultural psychologist (MA) with over 30 years’ experience as an academic and professional working in spaces of violence. His principal teaching, research and practice interests are Violence & Ideology, Psycho-Sociology of Information Warfare, Terrorism and Applied Ethics, which he explores using a psycho-sociological lens set over complex systems frameworks. Complex systems and dynamic modelling are the overarching elements connecting all aspects of his academic and practice work. As an education-focused academic, he designs, tests, evaluates and teaches pilots courses exploring "future education" connecting academia, military, industry, government, 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. Prof Bogais writes expert reports for Tribunals to help decision-making in his areas of expertise. He is an internationally recognised specialist in Southeast Asia, especially Myanmar, Cambodia, Philippine and South China Sea.

Dr Bogais looks at information warfare from a socio-psychological lens to understand identities and behaviours of actors involved or supporting online extremism. He contributes his academic and professional knowledge and experience to centres and agencies in Asia and Europe exploring new methodologies to classify risk, and create, develop and evaluate rehabilitation programs for people at risk of radicalisation, or suspected of subversive or terrorist activities. His experience goes 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 is Program Director for the USBS/Navy Systems Innovation & Ethics Pilot course, a partnership between the University of Sydney Business School and the Royal Australian Navy & Defence bringing ethics into systems innovation and leadership education and training.

Research Interests

Prof Bogais’ research lies at the intersection of applied ethics, information warfare and the introduction of violence in non-violent spaces. He explores the introduction of uncertainty and instability in young generations settings so as to understand the potential risks of long-term radical uncertainty and instability. He creates dynamic models in cooperation with complex systems specialists from the Royal Australian Navy to experiment programs conducted on the ground with specialist agencies working with former child-soldiers and young children living in (or outside) refugee camps.

Newsroom articles

  • Decision making holds course 12 Jun 2019

    The Australian

    The Australian reported on an ethics course jointly run by the University of Sydney Business School and the Royal Australian Navy, quoting course coordinator Professor Jean Bogais from the Business School.

  • Huge Protests Are Lighting Up Europe Right Now And This Is Why 28 Jan 2019

    10 News First

    10 News First quoted Associate Professor Jean Bogais on the huge protests in France and why they are occurring now.

  • The fuel tax rise is dead so why are the 'yellow vests' protests escalating in France? 10 Dec 2018

    SBS News

    SBS News quoted Associate Professor Jean Bogais on why the protests against fuel tax hikes have turned into a 'rebellion' against President Emmanuel Macron.

  • Morrison pledges no 'showboating' on China 12 Nov 2018

    MSN News

    MSN News quoted Associate Professor Jean Bogais on having identified concerns around Chinese foreign investment as a major topic for ASEAN.

  • Scott Morrison prepares for summit season 12 Nov 2018

    The Daily Mail

    The Daily Mail Australia quoted Associate Professor Jean Bogais about his expectations on the tensions around the South China Seas in dominating debates between US and China at the Summit.

  • Opposition leader's freedom 'an empty gesture' 11 Sep 2018

    Canberra Times

    Canberra Times quotes Associate Professor Jean Bogais on the decision to release Kem Sokha, the Cambodian opposition leader.

  • Former Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha freed from jail 10 Sep 2018

    Sydney Morning Herald

    The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Associate Professor Jean Bogais about the decision to release Kem Sokha, the Cambodian opposition leader.

  • Explainer: Who are the Rohingya Muslims? 14 Aug 2018

    SBS News

    SBS News quoted Associate Professor Jean Bogais on the sectarian conflict between Muslim and non-Muslim people in Myanmar.

  • Australia and Cambodia’s Cosy Relationship 09 Aug 2018

    2ser

    2ser interviewed Associate Professor Jean Bogais about the Australian Government's relationship with Cambodia.

  • Does Australia have the political will – or leverage – to support change in Cambodia? 07 Aug 2018

    The Conversation

    Associate Professor Jean Bogais wrote an article on The Conversation on the current dynamics of Australia-Cambodia reltions

  • Jean Bogais on ABC Radio Melbourne 30 Jul 2018

    ABC Radio Melbourne

    ABC Radio Melbourne interviewed Associate Professor Jean Bogais about the Cambodian election.

  • Rohingya crisis: The divisive leadership of Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi 13 May 2018

    SBS News

    SBS News quoted Professor Jonathan Bogais about Aung San Suu Kyi's political intentions regarding the Rohingya and her relationship with the military.

  • Jonathan Bogais on Sky News 02 May 2018

    Sky News

    In a Sky News interview, Professor Jonathan Bogais describes the relationship and ties between France and Australia.

  • Jonathan Bogais on 6PR 01 May 2018

    6PR

    In a 6PR interview, Professor Jonathan Bogais says in French President Emmanuel Macron's visit to Australia a potential free trade agreement will be discussed.

  • Jonathan Bogais on Curtin FM 01 May 2018

    Curtin FM

    In a Curtin FM interview, Professor Jonathan Bogais says French President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will discuss a potential free trade deal when they hold formal talks.

  • Jonathan Bogais on 5CC 01 May 2018

    5CC

    In a 5CC interview, Professor Jonathan Bogais says French President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will discuss cybersecurity and growing concerns about interference from China and Russia

  • Jonathan Bogais on 5AA 01 May 2018

    5AA

    In a 5AA interview, Professor Jonathan Bogais says French President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will discuss cybersecurity and amid growing concerns about interference from China and Russia.

  • Jonathan Bogais on 4BC 01 May 2018

    4BC

    In a 4BC interview, Professor Jonathan Bogais says French President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will discuss a potential free trade deal when they hold formal talks.

  • Jonathan Bogais on ABC News 01 May 2018

    ABC News

    On ABC News, Professor Jonathan Bogais provides his take on the meeting between French President Emmanuel Macron and PM Malcolm Turnbull.

  • Jonathan Bogais on 5AA 01 May 2018

    5AA

    In a 5AA interview, Professor Jonathan Bogais says French President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will discuss a discuss the on-going submarine contract with France and a potential free trade agreement.

  • Jonathan Bogais on 2GB 01 May 2018

    2GB

    In a 2GB interview, Professor Jonathan Bogais says defence ties between France and Australia are tight.

  • Jean (Jonathan) Bogais on 2GB 26 Apr 2018

    2GB

    In a 2GB interview, Professor Jonathan Bogais says French President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will discuss a potential free trade deal when they hold formal talks.

  • Jean Jonathan Bogais on ABC Radio Illawarra 26 Apr 2018

    ABC Radio Illawarra

    ABC Radio Illawarra interviewed Professor Jean Jonathan Bogais about how French President Macron will use his visit.