BackgroundCo-founder of SARN, Strategic Assessment Research Network, Dr Bogais is a psycho-sociologist, analyst and negotiator. He is 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 violence, conflict, socio-ethics, risk evaluation, mediation, negotiation - and in designing and developing simulations and programs experimentation for security agencies. 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. 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. His area of special interest is "network recruitment".
He also designs and teaches special courses with a focus brining the "socio-ethics" to the info-technological in the Quantum Age.
He was awarded a Master in Social & Intercultural Psychology in 1978 and a PhD in Sociology in 1984, both from Paris-Sorbonne. He practises from Sydney, Bangkok and Paris.
Academic appointmentsAssociate Professor (adjunct) - 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 an Associate position with the Center for International Security Studies (CISS).
Senior Research Fellow - 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)
- (Past) 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
Co-speaker: International Conference
…. "Optimising Hybrid IT (And Other Data Center Challenges)"
Sydney International Convention Centre. Link…
Dr Bogais (& Dr Atkinson)'s presentation: "Quantum AI: Future Imperfect"
27 June 2017
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.
15 June 2017
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.
14 June 2017
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…
Live analysis: Channel News Asia, Singapore - "News"
19 Sep 2017 - Analysis of Aung San Suu Kyi's speech on the Rohyngia crisis … Link
Live analysis with ABC TV NEWS 24 (Australia)
19 Sept 2017 — Analysis of Aung San Suu Kyi's speech on the Rohyngia crisis… Link
Recent essays and articles
______________________________________ Enemies of Truth:
"Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies." Friedrich Nietzsche - Human, all Too Human.