HONOLULU – The Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies graduated its latest “Comprehensive Crisis Management” course. Course participants included 75 senior military and civilian leaders from 31 countries and territories as well as representatives from the United Nations.
The Fellows attending the course came from American Samoa, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Chile, Cook Islands, Fiji, India, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Micronesia, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Saipan, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Turkey, Tuvalu, the United States and Vanuatu. The two Fellows representing the U.N. were from Sweden and Uruguay.
The four-week CCM course takes a comprehensive approach to CCM operations and activities. Course content focuses on three broad topic areas: (1) crisis assessments and condition-setting, (2) transitions across the prevent-prepare-respond cycle and (3) during- and post-crisis reconstruction. In addition to this conceptual framework, the CCM course also addresses CCM-task coalition building and operations, inter-agency coordination, stability trends analysis, preventive activities as well as international interventions, post-emergency reconstruction, transition shaping, and strategic communications. The course curriculum is generally divided into three major blocks: (1) framing the CCM problem, (2) elements of stability and, (3) making collaborative CCM operations work.
The Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies is a Department of Defense regional study, conference and research center. The center’s mission is to educate, connect, and empower security practitioners to advance Asia-Pacific security.
Since opening in 1995, the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies has had representatives from 72 countries and four international organizations attend the courses at the Center for a total of 4,355 alumni. The Center has also hosted or co-hosted conferences/seminars with over 7,200 participants.