New paper on Synchronized Humanitarian, Military and Commercial Logistics

By |2019-10-16T16:05:10-10:00October 8th, 2019|Categories: Canyon, External Publications, Faculty Articles, Opinions/Editorials|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Several DKI APCS faculty members, past and present, have co-authored a paper entitled: “Synchronized Humanitarian, Military and Commercial Logistics: An Evolving Synergistic Partnership.” The paper was published on October 5, 2019, by the international journal Safety, and is authored by Pablo Yuste, James Campbell, Deon Canyon, Mark Childers, and Benjamin Ryan. “The military plays a growing role in supplementing and even leading humanitarian assistance and disaster relief logistics,” say the authors.  “However, issues relating to military involvement such as sovereignty and cost have refocused the conversation onto capabilities and capacities of commercial logistics providers, who have not been fully engaged and [...]

The Critical Role of Crisis Resilience in Building and Sustaining Political, Economic and Social Stability

By |2019-01-29T16:39:55-10:00January 17th, 2019|Categories: Campbell, Canyon, Faculty Articles, Opinions/Editorials, Ryan|

"The Critical Role of Crisis Resilience in Building and Sustaining Political, Economic and Social Stability" is a new article co-authored by Benjamin J. Ryan, Deon v. Canyon, James Campbell, Frederick M. Burkle, and Wie-Sen Li.  It was recently published in the Defense Security Brief, volume 7, issue 2 According to the authors: "For the Indo-Pacific to build and maintain crisis resilience, implementation is required at regional, national, provincial and local levels. However, without a resilient local government and community, national and provincial resilience is not possible. This is because the local community levels are most intensely and immediately impacted by a [...]

Faculty addresses HADR rationale in Indo-Pacific

By |2019-10-16T16:19:38-10:00December 10th, 2018|Categories: Campbell, Canyon, External Publications, Opinions/Editorials, Ryan|Tags: , , , |

Three DKI APCSS Faculty members recently co-authored a paper entitled “Rationale for involving the private sector in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in the Indo-Pacific.” Dr. Benjamin Ryan, Dr. Deon Canyon and Dr. James Campbell all contributed to the paper. The article was also co-authored by Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, and the National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Risk Reduction. With the rise in disaster frequency and intensity throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, the article explores the significant opportunity that exists for international humanitarian and disaster relief systems [...]

Health Security in Hawaii by 2050: The Physical Effects of Climate Change

By |2017-09-13T16:32:50-10:00September 13th, 2017|Categories: Canyon, College, Courses, External Publications, Faculty, Faculty Articles|

"Health Security in Hawaii by 2050: The Physical Effects of Climate Change" is the latest external publication by Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies' Dr. Deon V. Canyon. Abstract The World Health Organization defined climate change as the most important issue for the 21st century. In 2014, the State of Hawaii called climate change “a matter of security” that directly threatens “economic systems – food, water, energy, biodiversity and health” and has called for “actionable information for local decision making.” According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the burden of human morbidity attributable to climate change is relatively [...]

DKI APCSS & RSIS joint publication on Disaster Response Regional Architectures Assessing Future Possibilities

By |2017-10-03T14:35:49-10:00September 11th, 2017|Categories: Canyon, College, Ear, Faculty, Faculty Articles, Shanahan|

Click here for high-res version   “Disaster Response Regional Architectures: Assessing Future Possibilities” is a new joint publication by the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies and the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies. The concept for the book, edited by Jessica Ear, Alistair D.B. Cook, and Deon V. Canyon, originated at a three-day humanitarian assistance and disaster relief workshop, held in Bangkok, Thailand, July 2017. According to Ear, the HADR cooperation landscape in the Indo-Asia-Pacific is becoming more complex as the growth of frameworks and mechanisms are often developed in isolation from other existing coordination efforts. [...]

Effects of Climate Change on Volcanic Emissions and Health Security in Hawaii by 2050

By |2017-08-25T14:46:04-10:00August 25th, 2017|Categories: Campbell, Canyon, College, Research|Tags: , , , |

“Effects of Climate Change on Volcanic Emissions and Health Security in Hawaii by 2050” is the latest paper by Dr. Deon V. Canyon and Dr. James R. Campbell. According to the authors, not only will climate change modify the weather, it is also predicted to influence volcanic emissions directly.  This change impacts air quality in Hawaii as well as quality of health for those who are sensitive to vog and/or allergens. “While the rate of vog production in Hawaii is natural, unavoidable and unmodifiable, weather-related climate changes do impact on vog distribution,” states Canyon. “Decreasing trade winds have already been reported [...]

Associate Professor Canyon Co-Authors New Paper

By |2017-06-21T09:30:20-10:00June 21st, 2017|Categories: Canyon, College, Courses, External Publications, Faculty, Faculty Articles, Research|

Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies Associate Professor Deon Canyon recently co-authored a research paper entitled "Identification and control of an isolated, but intense focus of lymphatic filariasis on Satawal Island, Federated States of Micronesia, in 2003." Below is the abstract of the paper: Abstract Background: There is very limited data available on the prevalence of Bancroftian filariasis in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). Considerable attempts to eliminate the disease had occurred in the Pacific region by the year 2003, and the prevalence in FSM was thought to be sufficiently low that the region was considered non-endemic. However, a [...]

The Integration of International Migrants into Western Society

By |2017-05-18T13:12:00-10:00May 18th, 2017|Categories: Canyon, College, Faculty, Faculty Articles|

Dr. Deon Canyon Dr. Deon Canyon has a new paper entitled “The Integration of International Migrants into Western Society” which looks at shortfalls in tailored governments services for new migrant populations especially in the areas of health protection and security sectors. In his paper, Canyon highlights the importance of evaluating integration policies. “Of particular importance,” he states, “is the development of clear goals, indicators and evaluation mechanisms to aid the adjustment of policy and evaluate progress on integration.” “International migration is a growing security concern to several states, particularly in Europe and North America,” says Canyon. “Instability in the [...]

The Advancement of Women in Post-Conflict Nepal

By |2019-01-15T14:26:37-10:00April 5th, 2017|Categories: Canyon, College, Women Peace and Security|

“The Advancement of Women in Post-Conflict Nepal” is the latest Occasional Paper released by the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. Authored by Lily Thapa, founder of the Women for Human Rights group, and DKI APCSS Associate Professor Dr. Deon V. Canyon, the paper looks at the challenges of conflict-affected women. According to the authors, “The Nepalese Civil War from 1996 to 2006 left in its wake an awareness that the involvement of women in every sector of society is fundamentally important. The resulting changes in law and the creation of new legislation demonstrated this awareness and reflected a [...]

Forecasted Impact of Climate Change on Infectious Disease and Health Security in Hawaii by 2050

By |2016-09-06T10:56:28-10:00September 6th, 2016|Categories: Canyon, College, Faculty, Faculty Articles, Independent Faculty Articles|

Dr. Deon Canyon co-authored an article titled “Forecasted Impact of Climate Change on Infectious Disease and Health Security in  Hawaii by 2050,” published by the  Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness journal.  Canyon and coauthors Rick Speare and Frederick Burke, discuss the potential impacts of climate change on the study of infectious and vector-borne diseases in Hawaii.  They consider scenarios based on the anticipated effects of higher average temperatures and weather extremes on disease distribution.  Their conclusions recommend a resilience model to increase adaptive capacity for all climate change impacts rather than one focused specifically on communicable diseases. The views in [...]

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