The Center

Established in Honolulu on September 4, 1995, the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) is a Department of Defense institution that provides a forum where current and future military and civilian leaders from the Indo-Pacific gather to address regional and global security issues and enhance security cooperation through programs of executive education, professional exchange, and building relationships of trust and confidence.


A secure Indo-Asia-Pacific region characterized by effective and accountable security sector governance in accordance with internationally accepted norms.


DKI APCSS educate, connect, and empower security practitioners to build partner capacity, shared understanding, and networks to en-hance stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

Guiding Principle

  • Transparency: Foster an environment that encourages open and honest communication and processes.
  • Mutual Respect: Value perspectives that are different from our own.
  • Inclusion: Seek to involve the broadest range of stakeholders and ideas.

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A Department of Defense institution where military and civilian leaders from the Indo-Asia-Pacific gather to address security issues and enhance security cooperation through courses, workshops, dialogues, and related programs.
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