Jean (Jonathan) Bogais

Associate Professor (Adjunct), School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Sydney

Assoc. Professor. Dr. Jean (Jonathan) 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 interests are Applied Ethics and Information Warfare, which he explores using a psycho-sociological lens set over complex systems frameworks. He specialises in the integration of ethics in deconfliction initiatives, negotiations, civil/military interventions and new technologies with potential for militarisation. As a strategic analyst and advisor, he has prepared critical assessments and advised government officials, military and security agencies at the highest levels, also working on complex strategic simulations. He continues to practise in these activities from Sydney, Bangkok and Paris.

Professor Bogais mentors / teaches military tacticians and systems specialists and creates pilots courses to test new systems of thinking. His research explores the introduction of uncertainty and instability among future generations so as to ascertain the potential risks of long-term radicalisation. He has had ongoing practical 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.

Professor Bogais is an internationally recognised specialist in Southeast Asian affairs, especially Myanmar, Cambodia, Philippine and the South China Sea. He was acting as a UN Special Adviser in Cambodia between 1987 and 1991 during the negotiations leading to the 1991 Paris Peace Agreement.


* Associate Professor (Adjunct), Specialist Lecturer, Research Supervisor
School of Social and Political Sciences | Centre for International Security Studies
The University of Sydney

* 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

* Senior Associate / Adviser
Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington D.C., U.S.


  • –present
    Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Sydney