Director’s Vector: Recognizing our Enlisted Personnel

On June 26, 2014, in Director's Vector, by APCSS Editor

Today I was pleased and proud to preside over the frocking of Logistics Specialist (LS) 1st Class Copernick Louis. I’m very proud of our enlisted personnel here at the Center. They spend many hours providing exceptional support for our courses and workshops. These highly dedicated professionals are a great example of the best that our military […]

Director’s Vector: APCSS plays a leading role in Women, Peace and Security efforts

On March 7, 2014, in Courses, Director's Vector, by APCSS Editor

This Saturday, March 8, is International Women’s Day.  APCSS is proud to play a leading role in U.S. contributions to Women Peace and Security (WPS) efforts.  This effort is a priority because it makes so much sense. It always has, but especially so in an era when security threats are broad and complex, involving not […]

Director’s Vector: Visiting Scholar Program

On August 13, 2013, in Director's Vector, by APCSS Editor

We’re very proud of our Visiting Scholar Program at APCSS. These scholars, sometimes calls “Interns,” come from a variety of graduate schools. Our goal is to give them meaningful opportunities while they are here including the chance to participate in our course work and now research. This week four of our Visiting Scholars presented their […]

Director’s Vector: ‘French Connection’

On June 20, 2013, in Director's Vector, by APCSS Editor

TSC 13-1 is rapidly approaching completion.  It may seem that I always say this, but what a great group!  The discussions have been lively, spirited and illuminating.  For example, I have learned a great deal from Rear Admiral Anne Cullerre of the French Navy regarding the role of her country in the Asia-Pacific region.  Anne […]

Director’s Vector: Taste of Asia

On June 4, 2012, in Director's Vector, by APCSS Director

Our Advanced Security Cooperation course (ASC12-1) Fellows hosted “A Taste of Asia-Pacific” at the Center Saturday evening June 2nd.  What fun!  Of course it is fun with a purpose – to expand regional understanding and cement the bonds of friendship built by the Fellows, faculty and staff over the past month.  The food prepared by […]

Director’s Vector: Soft Power is Hard

On March 26, 2012, in Director's Vector, by APCSS Director

On March 6th I appeared on David Day’s “Asia in Review” Radio Show and discussed the role of our Center in an episode entitled “The Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies:  Bridge-Builder for Peace in the Region.” David has great insight into the region and was a pleasure to work with. During the broadcast, I mentioned […]

Director’s Vector: Well Centered

On February 25, 2012, in Director's Vector, by APCSS Director

The placement of APCSS in Honolulu, Hawaii was far from accidental. As Asian and Pacific as the United States gets, Hawaii is also home to U.S. Pacific Command and all of the service (Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine) component commands. Special Operations Command – Pacific is right here as well, giving a great center […]

Director’s Vector: First Look

On February 24, 2012, in Director's Vector, by APCSS Director

My first month as Director has been exciting, encouraging and fascinating.  My sense that this as much a time of opportunity as risk in Asia-Pacific, not just for the U.S. but for the region at large, has been reinforced.  I am convinced that APCSS is a unique resource that can help enable national security practitioners […]

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