“Hindsight, Insight, Foresight: Celebrating the Legacy to Educate, Connect, and Empower”

Timeline

September 1994

House Resolution 4650

U.S. President William Clinton signs House Resolution 4650, which provided $3 million to stand up the Nimitz Center, shortly thereafter renamed the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. The Center was tasked to directly support U.S. Pacific Command regional objectives.

September 1995

Founded

Founded

Secretary of Defense William J. Perry and representatives from 33 nations attend the Center’s formal opening at its temporary location in the Waikiki Trade Center.

June 2000

Permanent Home

Permanent Home

APCSS moves into its permanent home at Fort DeRussy in the heart of Waikiki. The 25,000 square-foot building formerly housed the 9th Army Reserve Command.

April 2004

Comprehensive Security Responses to Terrorism course

Comprehensive Security Responses to Terrorism course

In response to the post-9/11 security environment, APCSS launches the Comprehensive Security Responses to Terrorism course. The course facilitates a broader understanding of terrorism, to include its means and effects.

August 2006

Comprehensive Crisis Management course

Comprehensive Crisis Management course

After the Secretary of Defense identified security, stability, transition and reconstruction (SSTR) operations as a mission area of priority equal to traditional combat, APCSS launches its SSTR course. The program evolves into the Comprehensive Crisis Management course.

June 2012

Women, Peace and Security

Women, Peace and Security

Eight Pacific Islands women take part in the inaugural Women, Peace and Security project during ASC 12-1. In support of the U.S. National Action Plan on WPS, APCSS seeks to foster an inclusive security sector through increased participation of women in its education and workshop programs.

February 2015

Redesignation of APCSS

Redesignation of APCSS

The Hawaii Congressional Delegation announces the redesignation of APCSS as the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS). The change is included in the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act.

May 2020

A New Way Forward

A New Way Forward

DKI APCSS adapts to new ways of engaging with security practitioners amid the Covid-19 pandemic through virtual meeting and webinars.