Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies?

The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies is primarily an institute focused on leader development. The Center addresses regional and global security issues, inviting military and civilian representatives of the United States and Asia-Pacific nations to its comprehensive program of executive education and conferences. click here for more…

How long has DKI APCSS been in existence?

The Center was established as the Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies on September 4, 1995. It was renamed the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies upon it’s 20th Anniversary in 2015.

How can I contact a professor?

You can send an email to Your email will be forwarded to the professor you have indicated. Or, you can call our main number at 808-971-8900.

Are your courses open to the general public?

I’m sorry, but our courses are for members of the military or civilian equivalents serving in defense, foreign affairs, or counterterrorism positions. However, some civilians who are member of Non-Governmental Organizations or international media may be invited to attend.

Are courses open to NGOs or members of the media?

Members of Non-Governmental Organizations and/or International Media Organizations are now allowed to attend APCSS courses as self-funded fellows.  Billets are obtained via the U.S. Embassy in that host country.  If you are unsure of who to contact at the embassy, please contact our registrar at (808) 971-8925 or

How do I sign up for a course?

  • Outside the United States, nominations for participation in the Executive Course come from the military forces: Ministries of Defense, Foreign Affairs, Transportation, and Finance; through the U.S. Embassies, for approval at the Center.
  • Inside the United States, nominations come from the military components, i.e., the Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Force; the Department of Defense; State Department; and Department of Transportation, for approval at the Center.

For additional information, contact Admissions:

Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (Attn: Admissions)
2058 Maluhia Road
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
Telephone: (808) 971-8900
FAX: (808) 971-8999

How can I find out more about your courses?

Course information is available on our website under “College.”

Where can I find out more about upcoming Workshops?

Information about upcoming and past conferences is available  in the  Conference section of our website.

Or you can email our conference staff at

How can I get copies of research papers prepared by your professors?

All DKI APCSS publications are available for download on our website in the Research and Publications Section.

What is the difference between the East-West Center and the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies?

While DKI APCSS and the East-West Center have similar missions, the primary difference is that DKI APCSS is a Department of Defense institute focused on leader development and professional education and exchanges. DKI APCSS complements the U.S. Pacific Command Theater Security Cooperation Program. The East-West Center is a non-profit organization.

DKI APCSS addresses regional and global security issues, inviting military and civilian representatives of the United States and  Asia-Pacific nations to its comprehensive program of courses and workshops, both in Hawaii and throughout the Asia-Pacific region.  The Center supports the U.S. Pacific Command’s objective of developing professional and personal ties among national security establishments throughout the region.  APCSS focuses on a multilateral and multi-dimensional approach to defining and addressing regional security issues and concerns.  The most beneficial result is building relationships of trust and confidence among future leaders and decision-makers within the region.

Are there Centers similar to DLO APCSS in other regions?

Yes. They include:

Which countries does DKI APCSS include in their “region”? 

There are many countries in the region that benefit from APCSS. These include the 39 independent states that are part of the U.S. Pacific Command’s Area of Responsibility. In addition, Canada, Chile, Peru, and Pakistan also routinely participate in our courses.

How do I access the online Alumni Network?

The Alumni Network has transitioned to the new APCSSLink site.

What happened to all the research papers that were on your website?

They are still there. To streamline the research page we’ve placed our most recent publications on the main page. To see more, please click on the archive page for a full listing of research papers and publications. Archives



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