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Diversity of thought, experience highlight TSC 19-1

By |2019-07-25T08:47:20-10:00June 4th, 2019|Categories: College, Courses|Tags: , , , |

Thirty-one senior leaders from 25 locations completed the Transnational Security Cooperation course (TSC) 19-1 from May 19-24 at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS). The course manager was Dr. Scott Hauger and the course coordinator was Maj. Alex Botardo. The course is offered twice a year to senior security practitioners from the whole-of-government and society at the vice-minister, ambassador, and senior military officer (one- to four-star rank) level.  It aims to enhance awareness of transnational security issues within the complex environments they occur; explore collaborative policies to address transnational security challenges; identify opportunities to strengthen states’ [...]

DKI APCSS announces Alumni Awards

By |2019-05-30T16:17:25-10:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Alumni, Courses|Tags: , , , |

Ms. Jennifer Key (Samoa), ASC17-2, Assistant CEO of the Policy Division at the Ministry of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, has been named as the DKI APCSS Alumna of the Year Award 2018!  The Center receives many nominations each year.  She helped draft Samoa’s first National Security Policy.  Jennifer was chosen for this award based on the significance of her achievement and for the impact of this project, not only for Samoa, but also for the positive influence it had on other Oceania countries intent on creating their own national security policy.  Jennifer attended the five-week Advanced Security Cooperation [...]

DOD Centers share best practices on ‘Securing Borders against Traveling Terrorists’

By |2019-06-04T10:17:44-10:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Outreach, Workshop|

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany – Twenty-four alumni from the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies and Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies attend the first collaborative global counterterrorism alumni workshop here from May 13 to 17. (DOD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Richard Gerszewski/RELEASED) Story by Christine June  |  George C. Marshall Center for Security Studies GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany – The U.S. Department of Defense Regional Centers in the Indo-Pacific and Europe teamed up to host the first collaborative global counterterrorism alumni workshop here from May 13 to 17. Professors of the counterterrorism courses at Daniel K. Inouye [...]

DKI APCSS and Pacific Disaster Center propose a systematic methodology to rank needs of people with life threatening conditions and chronic diseases before, during and after a disaster

By |2019-05-14T09:38:17-10:00May 14th, 2019|Categories: College, Conference, Ryan|Tags: , , , , |

Dr. Benjamin Ryan, DKI APCSS, and Dr. Joseph Green, Pacific Disaster Center (PDC), proposed a systematic methodology to rank needs of people with life threatening conditions and chronic diseases before, during and after a disaster at the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM) Congress in Brisbane, Australia, on May 8, 2019. Dr. Ryan, DKI APCSS Dr. Ryan discussed how disasters can damage the essential social protections and public health infrastructure required for vulnerable populations. This contributes to indirect mortality and morbidity as high as 70–90%, primarily due to an exacerbation of life-threatening conditions and chronic diseases. The [...]

DKI APCSS Employees recognized at the 63rd Federal Executive Board awards ceremony

By |2019-05-07T14:45:00-10:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: Courses|

Five employees and one departmental team of the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies were honored May 3 at the 63rd Honolulu-Pacific Federal Executive Board Excellence in Federal Government Awards ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam Officer’s club. DKI APCSS Director Pete Gumataotao and Deputy Director Jim Hirai were on hand to congratulate and support their team. “Attending the FEB Awards last week, was a total inspiration for me,” explained Director Gumataotao. “Firstly, it underscores the talent and commitment by our people working tirelessly to make a positive difference. Congratulations to all the 2019 FEB Awardees and [...]

Assoc. Prof. Lumbaca publishes an article on the changing landscape of terrorism

By |2019-10-16T16:08:22-10:00April 19th, 2019|Categories: College, External Publications, Faculty, Independent Faculty Articles, Lumbaca, Opinions/Editorials|Tags: , , |

DKI APCSS Associate Professor Lt. Col. J. “Lumpy” Lumbaca published an article in Small Wars Journal recently entitled “Indo-Pacific Terrorism: What to expect for the foreseeable future.” The article addresses the influence of the Islamic State on terrorists, the effective use of technologies to increase the sophistication in terror attacks and a multitude of other factors that have changed the terrorist landscape in the past two decades. Excerpt: The advancements here are more about hardware, tactics, techniques, and procedures used by terrorists to make attacks more deadly.  The May 2018 Islamic State-linked Jamaah Ansharut Daulah suicide bombings in Surabaya demonstrated the [...]

DKI APCSS Partners with Pacific Island Nations to Enhance National Security

By |2019-10-18T09:18:52-10:00April 1st, 2019|Categories: Courses, past Conference and workshops, Workshop|

Recalling the Boe Declaration endorsed by Pacific Islands Forum Leaders at the 49th Pacific Islands Meeting in Nauru, September 2018, the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, in partnership with the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS), convened a workshop titled, “National Security Policy Development in the Pacific Islands: Shared Experiences, Lessons Learned and Best Practices,” in Honolulu, March 26-29. Participants breakout into small groups to ensure all perspectives are gathered. A total of 34 participants representing a range of agencies from 15 nations and the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, attended the workshop. The workshop sought to [...]

Dr. Ryan discusses the need to integrate the private sector into international disaster response

By |2019-04-01T15:22:40-10:00April 1st, 2019|Categories: Ryan|Tags: , , , |

Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) professor Dr. Benjamin Ryan delivered a presentation on how and why the private sector should be integrated into international disaster response Mar. 26. The presentation was hosted Dr. Malinda Steenkamp and Ms. Johanna Garnett from the Torrens Resilience Institute, Flinders University, in Adelaide, Australia. The presentation was attended by representatives from the private sector, government and academia. Dr. Ryan discussed how increased disaster frequency and intensity throughout the Indo-Pacific is progressively pushing humanitarian agencies beyond their ability to cope and while the use of the military in such situations is standard [...]

CCM 19-1 concludes with 101 new Alumni!

By |2019-03-19T11:21:36-10:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: Courses|Tags: , , , , |

One hundred and one Fellows from 36 locations completed the Comprehensive Crisis Management course (CCM 19-1) held at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) from Feb. 7 to March 13. Managing crises involves a host of government and non-government actors, the military, the private sector, and affected populations that are often ethnically, politically and culturally diverse. Crises can be overwhelmingly complex due to myriad contributing factors, such as increased threat, urgency and uncertainty, interconnected processes, diverse stakeholder motivations, resource scarcity and inability to cope. The involvement of multiple ministries, national actors and foreign aid can make [...]

CCM 19-1 Fellows Visit to US Coast Guard to Discuss Maritime Crisis Management

By |2019-03-13T11:32:31-10:00March 13th, 2019|Categories: Cole, College, Courses|Tags: |

By Lt. Cmdr. Leah Cole, USCG On March 1, US Coast Guard Sector Honolulu and USCGC WALNUT hosted Fellows from the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, currently completing a five Week Comprehensive Crisis Management course, graduating on March 13, 2019. Coast Guard Sector Honolulu, who serves as the Captain of the Port of Honolulu as well as the main prevention and response provider for maritime crisis management across the State of Hawaii and all US Flagged Pacific territories, detailed the multi-mission, inter-agency partnerships that Sector Honolulu prioritizes and leverages on a daily basis for contingency response. DKI APCSS [...]

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