Admiral Linda Fagan Calls for a ‘Unity of Effort’ to Enforce Maritime Security

By |2022-09-29T11:10:10-10:00September 29th, 2022|Categories: Courses, Alumni, news, Alumni-kiosk|Tags: , |

Fagan, an alumnus of the Transnational Security Cooperation (TSC) course 19-1, was honored as the first female Service Chief of any U.S. military service on June 1, 2022. In her remarks to the 103 Fellows, she expounded on the U.S. Coast Guard’s various responsibilities, which include search and rescue, maritime safety, environmental protection, port security, and Illegal, Unregulated, Unreported (IUU) Fishing. Fagan emphasized that to enforce Maritime security in the Indo-Pacific region it will take a “unity of effort.” “Together, we strengthen maritime governance,” said Fagan. “There is not any one of us in this room that has all the authority, capacity, and capability to counter some of the threats facing us collectively.”

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

By |2022-08-18T10:22:05-10:00June 24th, 2022|Categories: Alumni, news, Awards, Alumni-kiosk|

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 Plan.

International Fellows from the U.S. Army War College Visit the Center

By |2022-08-18T10:22:53-10:00April 1st, 2022|Categories: Alumni, DKI APCSS, news, Alumni-kiosk|Tags: , , |

On April 1, 2022, DKI APCSS hosted 40 international officers from the U.S Army War College’s International Fellows Program. Ranging from lieutenant colonel to brigadier general, the Fellows were hand-selected from the Chief of Staff of the Army to participate in a 10-month, in-resident course at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. For the last seven months, the Fellows have studied the role of land power, as part of a unified, joint or combined force, in support of the U.S. national military strategy. Their visit to Hawaii provided an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the various Indo-Pacific organizations who are available to partner with their militaries and countries.  In addition to DKI APCSS, the Fellows visited the Indo-Pacific Command, the U.S. Army Pacific Command, and the Center for Excellence in Disaster Management.

Alumnus Dr. Novil Wijesekara speaks at the Comprehensive Security Cooperation 22-1

By |2022-09-19T11:07:52-10:00March 10th, 2022|Categories: Courses, Alumni, news, Alumni-kiosk|Tags: , , |

As part of his participation in CMC, Dr. Wijesekara began implementing a Fellows Project titled, “Build the Capacity of Religious Leaders to Prevent Violent Extremism in Sri Lanka through a Public Health Approach.” Due to the ongoing pandemic he was forced to redirect his efforts to produce a workshop titled, “COVID-19 and Beyond.” In partnership with DKI APCSS, he designed the workshop, recruited speakers and participants, served as a speaker, and co-hosted the event.  The workshop participants presented South Asia perspectives on COVID-19 prevention and mitigation. The participants shared best practices in responding to the pandemic and identified common challenges that the countries of South Asia were facing. 

Twenty-Two Senior Leaders Graduated from the Transnational Security Cooperation Course

By |2022-01-11T10:55:27-10:00January 6th, 2022|Categories: Courses, Alumni, news|Tags: , |

Twenty-two senior leaders from 19 countries and the United States completed the Transnational Security Cooperation (TSC) course 21-3 which was conducted in-resident in Honolulu, HI, from Dec. 5th to 10th.    The fellows participating in the course represented diverse nationalities from Bangladesh, Colombia, Fiji, Indonesia, Maldives, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Palau, Australia, Canada, France, Japan, and Taiwan. Non-governmental organizations in attendance included the International Committee of the Red Cross and the International Criminal Police Organization. The three US fellows in attendance represented the US Coast Guard, Department of State, and Department of Defense.   [...]

Daniel K. Inouye Speaker Series features Gen. John Allen

By |2021-10-28T15:28:46-10:00October 28th, 2021|Categories: Conference, Alumni, speakers, news, Distinguished Visitors|Tags: |

“America’s Leadership in the 21st Century” was the focus of the latest Daniel K. Inouye Speaker Series event held last night with guest speaker retired U.S. Marine Corps General John. R. Allen. Allen, who is currently the president of the Brookings Institute, shared his thoughts on challenges and opportunities in the region in a “fireside chat” format event with DKI APCSS Director retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Pete Gumataotao. Some of the topics covered include strategic competition with China, key role of partners and allies in [...]

Happy 26th Anniversary DKI APCSS

By |2021-09-03T22:39:18-10:00September 3rd, 2021|Categories: Courses, Alumni, news|Tags: |

September 4, 2021, marks the 26th Anniversary of the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. In this video, DKI APCSS Director Pete Gumataotao invites Alumni to join him in celebrating our 26th year as partners in educating, connecting and empowering security practitioners. He also reflects on the challenges of the past 16 months and highlights some inspiring experiences that he attributes to working with the DKI APCSS Alumni. Watch this video for his full message.

DKI APCSS kicks off South Asia Dialogues podcast

By |2020-12-02T13:05:41-10:00December 2nd, 2020|Categories: Alumni, news|Tags: , , , |

The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies is hosting a series of podcasts on South Asia.   The first podcast is titled "South Asia Dialogues: U.S. Pakistan Relations."  In this video, Dr. Saira Yamin talks to Air Chief Marshal (Retd) Kaleem Saadat, former Chief of Air Staff of Pakistan Air Force, and current President of the  Centre for Aerospace and Security Studies in Islamabad. Air Chief Marshal Saadat is a distinguished DKI APCSS alumnus.

Resumption of Work After the COVID-19 Lockdown Period and an Approach to Attaining Herd Immunity While Suppressing the EPI Curve – in the Philippines

By |2020-06-03T14:40:52-10:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: Alumni, Alumni Perspectives, Journal, news|Tags: , |

“Resumption of Work After the COVID-19 Lockdown Period and an Approach to Attaining Herd Immunity While Suppressing the EPI Curve- in the Philippines” is a new paper written by DKI APCSS alumni Noel Miranda for Security Nexus. In this paper, Miranda details the steps taken in the Philippines to decrease the EPI-Curve, while implementing a strategy to obtain herd immunity, and urges decision makers to implement the use of the identified pharmaceutical/biological approaches to COVID-19. Excerpt: The duration of this COVID-19 epidemic could last up to 2022. This means we should be constantly suppressing and flattening the curve for that entire [...]

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