Dr Bogais is a psycho-sociologist (political sociology and social/intercultural psychology) a specialist in foreign affairs and a strategic advisor with over three decades of academic and practical experience working in complex environments. His expertise is in ethics, violence, conflict, risk evaluation, mediation, negotiation, and program experimentation. His area of expertise is Southeast Asia and the Western Pacific, with a special focus on Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, the Philippines and the South China Sea. He has served as a senior analyst, strategic advisor, mediator, negotiator and has had ongoing involvement in international missions and peacebuilding and conflict resolution initiatives. He continues to be involved in these areas. Applying complex systems to analysis and strategy, he has a considerable experience in building networks that can identify and manage uncertainty/instability to introduce change over time. His experience includes significant crisis negotiation/resolution involving mixed ethnicities and religions.
He was awarded a Master in Social & Intercultural Psychology in 1978 and a PhD in Sociology in 1984, both from Paris-Sorbonne.
Dr Bogais advises government officials, agencies, diplomats, negotiators and strategists in ethics, conflict risk assessment, early crisis development, mediation/negotiation, protocols in humanitarian intervention and program development/evaluation in complex environments. He also designs and teaches special courses with a focus on ethics in the info-technological. He practises from Sydney, Bangkok and Paris.
Academic appointmentsAssociate Professor (adjunct) in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Sydney, Australia. Professor Bogais is a specialist lecturer and an accredited research supervisor (PhDs, Masters). He holds Associate positions with: Center for International Security Studies (CISS), and Sydney Asia Pacific Migration Centre (SAPMiC)
Senior Research Fellow at the German-Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Good Governance and Policy, Faculty of Law, Thammasat University, Bangkok. CPG is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
Other international expert appointments include
- Senior Associate and Expert Adviser: Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Southeast Asia Program, Washington DC, U.S.
- Expert (Non-resident): Middle East Institute - Middle East - Asia Project, Washington DC, U.S. (MEI/MAP)
- Expert on Southeast Asia: Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB) - WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Berlin
- (Past) Visiting Fellow: Institut de Hautes Études Internationales et du Dévelopment - Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
27 June 2017 - Speaker: International Conference …. "Optimising Hybrid IT (And Other Data Center Challenges)" Sydney International Convention Centre. Link… Dr Bogais' presentation: "Quantum AI: Future Imperfect"
Invited participation and Chair: International Seminar…"A Hotbed for Crises: Increasing Stakes and Tension in the South China Sea". Organised and hosted by the Southeast Asian Centre for Excellence in Governance and Policy (CPG) at Thammasat University, Bangkok.
Senior military officers, diplomats, Thai officials, ASEAN officials, academics, (I)NGO representatives from all parties involved in the "crisis" met for one day to discuss the situation. A robust debate, but also an eye opener……
Invited presentation and workshop to introduce: "Modelling Conflict Projection and Avoidance". Organised and hosted by the Southeast Asian Centre for Excellence in Governance and Policy (CPG) at Thammasat University, Bangkok.
In this one-day event, Dr Bogais introduced the cutting edge research and experimentation he and his associate, Dr Simon Reay Atkinson are currently undertaking in the area of conflict projection and avoidance to ascertain the potential for violence to be introduced in non-violent spaces, and new thinking in conflict resolution and anti-terrorism.
Invited participation at the NTS-Asia Consortium Conference on "Climate Change and Sustainable Development Goals in the Asia Pacific" — Session: Climate Change and SDGs on Partnership, Peace and Conflict
Organised by NTS-Asia Consortium and S.Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Link to interview…
Latest live interviews/analyses with ABC TV NEWS 24 (Australia)
June 2017 — French parliamentary election (June 2017)… What does the future looks like for France after Macron's victory?
In this analysis, Dr Bogais suggests that social instability and unrest are inevitable…. Link
May 2017 — Communal election in Cambodia. Are the results a sign of Prime Minister Hun Sen decline?
In this analysis, Dr Bogais suggests that Prime Minister Hun Sen's strong hold is weakening but not about to break…
Latest live interview with Blumberg TV (Global)
"Trump's foreign policy in Asia - What are Trump's plans?
In this analysis, Dr Bogais suggests that security and trade are profoundly intertwined in the new U.S. president's strategy, raising concerns in the region that a trade war between the U.S. and China - should it occurred - would have severe implications on regional security.
Recent essays and articles
Presentations, media appearances, articles, essays, etc. (Click here for more)
Live interview with Channel News Asia, Singapore: "How has the Myanmar government fared in its first 100 days in office?"
Follow this link for interviews and commentaries on the South China Sea crisis after the La Hague ruling.
Research Merging his academic background with a considerable experience as a practitioner, Dr Bogais' research is located at the intersection of development, security and conflict, especially in the area of "Knowledge Translation" in view to develop new methodologies to reduce the growing gap between research and outcome. More.
______________________________________ Enemies of Truth:
"Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies." Friedrich Nietzsche - Human, all Too Human.