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Statement on the passing of Irene Hirano

By |2020-04-09T09:31:45-10:00April 9th, 2020|Categories: speakers, news|

We were saddened by the news of Irene Hirano’s passing. Irene has shown tremendous support to the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies over the years. As a valuable partner in our Daniel K. Inouye Speaker Series program, she was a key supporter of the program that was created to promote the legacy of her late husband, Sen. Inouye. “We at the Center are so grateful for her enduring support throughout the years” said DKI APCSS Director Pete Gumataotao.  “We were honored that she was able to be here at last year's inaugural DKI APCSS Speaker Series. We will [...]

Making the Most of It: China’s Military Wins the Covid-19 Fight in Wuhan

By |2020-04-06T14:29:39-10:00April 6th, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Journal, Dorman|Tags: , , , , , |

Dr. David Dorman shares his perspective on “Making the Most of It: China’s Military Wins the Covid-19 Fight in Wuhan” for Security Nexus. In this Op Ed, Dorman states that “An important part of China’s domestic propaganda work since January has been to obfuscate the Communist Party’s early role in allowing a virus that has killed tens of thousands worldwide to spread unchecked across and out of China. One method has been to commandeer the image of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) medical staff saving lives in Wuhan to mask the Party’s role in creating the crisis.” Read full paper

The Value of Thought Leadership in a World in Crisis

By |2020-04-05T23:32:30-10:00April 3rd, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Canyon, Journal|Tags: , , |

“The Value of Thought Leadership in a World in Crisis” is the latest Security Nexus Perspective by Dr. Deon Canyon. In this OpEd, Canyon discusses the role that the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies plays in Thought Leadership. According to the author,” Executives and decision-makers who manage national and transboundary security issues have limited time and many competing interests vie for their attention. Despite this, most indicate that they dedicate the necessary time required to review guidance from reliable and trusted sources. However, they note that identifying sources that meet their needs is not easy. Making this more [...]

Mass Surveillance and Individual Privacy

By |2020-03-30T16:23:32-10:00March 30th, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Journal, Miyamoto|Tags: , |

Dr. Inez Miyamoto shared her perspectives on “Mass Surveillance And Individual Privacy” for DKI APCSS’ Security Nexus. Here is an excerpt from the article: During a crisis, governments will seek to implement technological solutions in an effort be responsive. The COVID-19 pandemic is no exception—in order to contain the spread of an outbreak and to assist with contact tracing, governments are using technologies, such as facial recognition, surveillance cameras with artificial intelligence, and mobile phone apps. The use of technological solutions, however, comes at a cost to individual privacy. View full article

The COVID-19 Crisis and the Coming Cold War

By |2020-03-30T16:10:36-10:00March 30th, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Journal, hemmings|Tags: , |

Dr. John Hemmings shared his perspectives on “The COVID-19 Crisis and the Coming Cold War” for DKI APCSS’ Security Nexus. Here is an excerpt from the article: The COVID-19 Crisis has been a significant global event, putting stress on states in how they respond, exasperating geopolitical tensions between great powers, and impacting manufacturing and shipping. Many are scrambling to understand the long-term consequences, with Foreign Policy’s recent review by 12 leading intellectuals being an obvious example. Notable predictions from them include the possible end of (economic) globalization, or at least the end of US-led globalization; other predictions include the rise of [...]

DKI APCSS Associate Professor Co-Authors Article with Intern

By |2020-03-30T14:55:23-10:00March 25th, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, hemmings|Tags: , , |

DKI APCSS Assoc. Prof. John Hemmings and Intern Megan Wolf co-authored an article titled “Is Canada Ready For the New Age of Power Politics?” for the Macdonald-Laurier Institute website on March 25. Here’s an excerpt from the article: The world today is changing and the international stage is facing a dramatic shift as key states, like China and Russia, are substituting accepted standards and norms of the liberal rules-based order for a different, older form of international relations: one in which power is the standard by how things are judged. China is a clear example of this, brandishing its military power for [...]

The Coronavirus Gives the US a Chance to Restart Talks with North Korea

By |2020-03-25T13:21:26-10:00March 23rd, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Cho|Tags: , , , , , |

Dr. Sungmin Cho had an article published on the Defense One website entitled “The Coronavirus Gives the US a Chance to Restart Talks with North Korea.” Here is an excerpt from the article. “Even as Kim launches missiles to distract his worried populace, he is seeking US aid for his country's battle with COVID-19. Despite Pyongyang’s denials, available evidence suggests that COVID-19 has arrived in North Korea. It is worth trying to assess the scale of the outbreak there, how it might affect the country’s internal politics and external actions — and whether it opens opportunities for U.S. officials to advance [...]

Artificial Intelligence, China, Russia, and global order

By |2020-03-11T15:06:56-10:00March 11th, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Sitaraman|Tags: , , , |

Dr. Srini Sitaraman has a new article published in the Spring 2020 issue of the Journal of European, Middle Eastern, and African Affairs published by the Air University Press, Maxwell, AFB, AL. Sitaraman reviews the work by Nicholas Wright and his co-authors on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and how AI is re-shaping the global order. Sitaraman focuses his analysis on the concerns with regards to the notion of ‘singularity’, which represents the fear that an “exponentially accelerating technological progress will create an AI that exceeds human intelligence” and that it will escape human control. Presently humans believe that they can control, contain, [...]

Understanding Gendered Security in Crisis Management, the topic of a one-day workshop at DKI APCSS

By |2020-03-05T11:23:37-10:00March 5th, 2020|Categories: Women Peace and Security|Tags: |

This workshop brought 20 subject matter experts together, along with all 110 Fellows attending the Center’s Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCM) Course 20-1, to understand a gendered security approach and apply its principles of gendered perspective, participation, prevention, and protection as a crisis management frame.

First course on Comprehensive Crisis Management of 2020 concludes

By |2020-02-27T16:28:31-10:00February 26th, 2020|Categories: Courses, College|

CCM 20-1 Fellows pose for their official group photo with DKI APCSS leadership and faculty. One hundred and seven Fellows from 44 locations completed the Comprehensive Crisis Management course (CCM 20-1) held at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) from Jan. 23 – Feb. 26, 2020. CCM is an annual executive education program designed to educate security practitioners in problem formulation, preparedness, response and resilience. The curriculum, which runs over six weeks, enhances crisis capacity by developing a strong foundation in systems thinking followed by content on leadership, communication, negotiation and other relevant skills [...]

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