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Mr. Krishna Bahadur Raut Receives the 2021 ‘Alumni of the Year’ award

By |2022-06-27T16:03:00-10:00June 24th, 2022|Categories: Alumni, news, Awards|

Mr. Krishna Bahadur Raut, received the 2021 DKI APCSS Alumni of the Year award for completing his Fellows Project titled, “Expansion of Emergency Operations in Nepal.” DKI APCSS recognized Raut’s contributions as an alumnus who significantly improved the peace and security within his country of Nepal and in the Indo-Pacific Region.  Raut’s Fellows Project resulted in seven new provincial emergency operation centers. He drafted eight of the fifteen laws required to support the expansion of the EOCs. He also played an instrumental role in passing significant policies that included the Disaster Management Act, Risk Reduction Policy, and the National Strategic Action [...]

The Center Celebrates the Career of Mr. Tom Patykula

By |2022-06-22T16:07:24-10:00June 21st, 2022|Categories: DKI APCSS, news|Tags: , |

Tom Patykula rises early on a Saturday morning in June. His ankles tinge with slight pain, souvenirs from his military service and a distinguished athletic career in college football and wrestling. Still ingrained with the discipline of an Army Ranger, he presses on to get the job done. He will lead his last class of over 80 Fellows on a team-building excursion to Oahu’s world-famous North Shore. After this trip, he will retire from Federal civil service after 23 years at the Center. For over 185 courses, he has [...]

Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro Speaks to the Fellows of CSC 22-2

By |2022-06-16T08:04:30-10:00June 15th, 2022|Categories: DKI APCSS, news|Tags: , , |

On Monday, June 13, Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro spoke to the Fellows attending Comprehensive Security Cooperation Course 22-2 at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies. For Del Toro, the chance to engage with the diversity of international Fellows provided an invaluable opportunity to listen as the Fellows conveyed the pressing issues facing their respective countries. The Honorable Carlos Del Toro Secretary of the Navy Said Del Toro, “it is so important to put ourselves in their shoes to better understand the challenges they face so that we can understand how [...]

Cross-Domain Repercussions of the Continuing India-China Border Conflict

By |2022-06-03T17:12:33-10:00June 6th, 2022|Categories: Journal, news|

“Cross-Domain Repercussions of the Continuing India-China Border Conflict” by DKI APCSS’ Dr. Srini Sitaraman, is the latest paper for Security Nexus. In this paper, Sitaraman discusses clashes along the India-China border in the summer of 2002 during the early peak of the COVID-19 pandemic According to the author, since the clash “the political and military relationship between India and China rapidly deteriorated. India and China have aggressively fortified the border areas and they arerapidly building military structures along the border areas that include the construction of access roads, bunkers, helipads, ammo depots, and placement of artillery. Indian Army Chief General [...]

The Nature of Power: A Metcalfe’s Law National Security Strategy 

By |2022-06-03T10:45:43-10:00June 3rd, 2022|Categories: Journal, news|Tags: , , |

“The Nature of Power: A Metcalfe’s Law National Security Strategy” by James Sullivan is the latest paper written for DKI APCSS’ Security Nexus. In his paper, Sullivan says that “the world is at a crossroads is true, but not in the way it is popularly understood.” He states, “Peer competitors to the United States, such as the People’s Republic of China (PRC), talk about “changes not seen in a century” and describe this crossroad as an opportunity to change the nature of the international order. Their proposed order devolves power across multiple players and spheres of influence, with a new [...]

A case-based approach to teaching epidemic and pandemic-related global health diplomacy and security in African countries.

By |2022-06-01T15:15:13-10:00June 1st, 2022|Categories: Journal, news, kevany|Tags: , |

Dr. Sebastian Kevany has a new article published in the Globalization and Health Journal titled, “A case-based approach to teaching epidemic and pandemic-related global health diplomacy and security in African countries.” Written with Shayanne Martin and Mike Reid, the article examines a half-day, satelite workshop that took place in Lagos, Nigeria. Utilizing a problem-based learning approach, the workshop provided 100+ participants instruction on global health diplomacy and security. Dr. Sebastian “Bass” Kevany joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in January 2021. He is a specialist in health security, health diplomacy, health as foreign policy, [...]

Chinese Democracy: Some Guns and Some Roses?

By |2022-05-23T11:17:44-10:00May 23rd, 2022|Categories: College, news, Cho, Media, featured|Tags: , , , |

DKI APCSS professor Dr. Sungmin Cho recently appeared on the “All Things Policy” podcast hosted by the Takshashila Institution in India. The title of this episode is Chinese Democracy: Some Guns and Some Roses?  According to the podcast summary: “China has tried to define and project itself as a democracy as opposed to the general conception of China as an authoritarian political system. These attempts seem to be not just to highlight China's democratic system, but also to highlight how different it is from the western conception of democracy. In this episode, Megha Pardhi talks to Dr. Sungmin Cho about [...]

DKI APCSS Staff Receive Federal Executive Board Awards

By |2022-05-26T10:19:23-10:00May 6th, 2022|Categories: DKI APCSS, news|

On April 5, the Center announced the recipients of the Excellence in Federal Government Awards sponsored by the Honolulu Pacific Federal Executive Board. The Center’s faculty and staff received awards in four categories: Federal Leader/Supervisor/Manager of the Year, Mentor of the Year, Federal Employee of the Year (Professional, Administrative & Technical), Federal Employee of the Year (Clerical & Assistant), and Team Award. Rachelle Alameda, Supervisory Human Resources Program Manager, accepted the Team Award on behalf of the Human Resources Department. Over the last year, Alameda saw her team push through a demanding period when a high number [...]

DoD and DoS Officials Present the US Indo-Pacific Strategy

By |2022-05-05T16:29:11-10:00May 5th, 2022|Categories: Conference, Workshop, news|Tags: , |

On April 25-27, DKI APCSS conducted the latest in its series of workshops focused on the U.S. Indo-Pacific strategy. The new strategy, announced by the Biden administration in February, signals the United States’ identity as an Indo-Pacific nation and its commitment to the region through defense, diplomacy, development and economic initiatives. The Indo-Pacific Strategy Workshop (IPSW) gathered 28 senior-leaders from the Indo-Pacific region to gain a greater perspective of the U.S. strategy as well as the strategies of other powers – resident and external to the region. In addition, two officials from the National Security Council delivered their remarks virtually. The [...]

IPOC 22-1 Motivates Fellows to Improve Regional Security

By |2022-05-03T16:22:42-10:00April 21st, 2022|Categories: Courses, College, news, featured|Tags: |

Understanding the complexity of the Indo-Pacific region was the focus of the recent Indo-Pacific Orientation Course recently held at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in Honolulu, HI. During the 5-day course, 127 military and civilian security practitioners received a series of lectures that equipped them to engage in security efforts in the Indo-Pacific region. In keeping with DKI APCSS' shared learning model, the course schedule followed each plenary lecture with professor-led small group discussions. Many Fellows expressed that they learned the most from these discussions. "Hearing the different perspectives from the other agencies and [...]

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