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 [...]

DKI APCSS Alumni Bring Regional Perspective to Maritime Security Challenges

By |2018-12-12T12:44:59-10:00November 14th, 2018|Categories: Alumni, Conference, McDonald|

By Lt. Col. Scott McDonald, USMC The end of the relative stability of the bi-polar Cold War has given way to a complex and challenging security environment. Meanwhile, the growth of multinational supply chains and supranational information flows have emphasized the importance of the sea in a manner not appreciated since the Nineteenth Century. These factors have highlighted the need for cooperative solutions to the security challenges of what Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), Vice-Admiral Ron Lloyd calls the “Maritime Century.” With this context, security practitioners from Canada and across the Indo-Pacific gathered in Victoria, British Columbia from 16 [...]

ASC 18-2 Concludes with 106 New Fellows

By |2018-12-12T12:45:07-10:00October 26th, 2018|Categories: Alumni, Courses|Tags: , , , |

One hundred six Fellows graduated from the Advance Security Cooperation Course (ASC) 18-2 Oct. 24, with broader perspectives and a newly developed common understanding of the challenges and opportunities to security in the region and enhanced networks of cooperation. U.S. and international Fellows from 34 locations took part in this course’s latest iteration (ASC 18-2) Sept. 20 – Oct. 24. ASC is an executive education program enabling mid- to senior-level military and civilian leaders to deepen their understanding of the complex security environment in the Indo-Pacific region. The ASC 18-2 curriculum offered 24 plenary topical discussions that survey the regional strategic [...]

DKI APCSS Alumni, Military Fellows participate in U. S. Coast Guard Strategy Workshop

By |2018-11-16T11:26:24-10:00September 14th, 2018|Categories: Alumni, Cole, Workshop|Tags: , |

By LCDR Leah Cole, USCG Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies’ personnel participated in the Asia-Pacific Coast Guard Liaison Officers Conference and inaugural Indo-Pacific Strategy Workshop, which was hosted by the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Pacific Area (PACAREA) Headquarters in Alameda, Calif., Sept. 11-13. DKI APCSS’ USCG Military Fellow Lt. Cmdr. Leah Cole joined Center Recruiter Terry Slattery, and USCG alumni at the workshop, which also brought together USCG attaches, liaison officers, security cooperation officers, and military fellows posted throughout the Indo-Pacific with PACAREA leaders & staff as well as the Deputy Commandant for Operations- International (DCO-I) Office from [...]

Senior regional leaders complete transnational cooperation course at DKI APCSS

By |2018-10-19T16:30:45-10:00November 20th, 2017|Categories: Alumni, College, Courses, Faculty|

Official TSC 17-2 Group Photo. Twenty-seven senior leaders from twenty-four nations and one regional organization participated in the Transnational Security Cooperation course (TSC 17-2) from Nov. 12 – 17 at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS). The course is offered twice a year to senior security practitioners from the whole-of-government and society at the vice-minister to ambassador (one- to four-star) 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’ capacities; and promote effective security [...]

Enhanced Networks and Cooperation the Focus of ASC 17-2

By |2017-10-27T22:36:46-10:00October 26th, 2017|Categories: Alumni, College, Courses, Faculty|

One hundred six U.S. and international Fellows from 38 locations took part in this course’s latest iteration (ASC 17-2). Collaboration, negotiation, contemplation, connection…all hallmarks of the Advanced Security Cooperation course held at the DKI APCSS. One hundred six U.S. and international Fellows from 38 locations took part in this course’s latest iteration (ASC 17-2) Sept. 21 to Oct. 25. The five-week ASC is an executive education program enabling mid-level military and civilian leaders to deepen their understanding of security issues within political, socioeconomic, defense and environmental contexts. The course’s primary intent, according to course manager Dr. Virginia Bacay Watson, [...]

DKI-APCSS learning model proven once again, this time in first-ever Mobile-APOC held outside the U. S.

By |2017-10-12T16:26:21-10:00October 12th, 2017|Categories: Alumni, College, Courses, Faculty|

Eighty-seven Fellows completed the first-ever MAPOC held outside U. S. borders. The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) co-sponsored a first-ever four day Mobile Asia-Pacific Orientation Course (MAPOC) held outside U. S. borders Sept. 12-15 in Seoul. The course was co-sponsored by United States Forces Korea (USFK) and promoted critical thinking related to the increasingly complex Indo-Asia-Pacific security dynamics. Eighty-seven Fellows completed the four-day course: 52 from USFK, 13 from United States Forces Japan (USFJ), and 22 international Fellows from 10 countries to include eight from Korea, four from Japan, two from Australia, two from [...]

101 Fellows Tackle Security Challenges as CSRT 17-1 Concludes

By |2017-08-14T10:41:47-10:00August 11th, 2017|Categories: Alumni, College, Courses, Faculty|

One hundred one Fellows from 47 different locations graduated Aug. 10 from the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies’ Comprehensive Security Responses to Terrorism (CSRT) course in Honolulu. Of the 101 participants, 63% were from military organizations and law enforcement agencies, with others representing various government ministries, foreign affairs departments and intelligence services and academic institutions. Just over half of the course participants were from the Asia-Pacific region, with five continents represented. Fellows participating in CSRT 17-1 were from Bangladesh, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Djibouti, Egypt, Greece, Guatemala. Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Jordan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, [...]

148 Fellows Gain an Expanded Understanding of Regional Issues in APOC 17-2

By |2017-06-24T20:41:07-10:00June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Alumni, College, Courses|

One hundred and forty-eight U.S. and international Fellows completed the Asia-Pacific Orientation Course (APOC) 17-2 June 23 at the Daniel K Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies in Honolulu. The five-day course included Fellows from Australia, Canada,  Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan. The APOC is designed to provide an overview of regional states and trends in the security, economy, politics, defense, environmental arenas. Faculty members address these areas in the context of the major sub-regions: Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia and Oceania. According to the Course Manager Professor Bill Wieninger, “the [...]

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