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. [...]

New paper on women’s role in disaster management and its implications for national security

By |2019-01-15T14:11:01-10:00July 11th, 2017|Categories: Analytical, College, Ear, Faculty, Faculty Articles, Independent Faculty Articles, Women Peace and Security|Tags: |

Why women in Asia-Pacific countries are more susceptible to disaster impacts?  This topic is explored in a new paper by DKI APCSS professor Jessica Ear on “Women’s Role in Disaster Management and Implications for National Security.” Her paper examines societal roles that create greater susceptibility to disaster impacts and case studies where the inclusion of women in disaster management is reducing these impacts on the most vulnerable portions of society. According to Ear: “ In order to promote the advancement of women in these key security areas, the issues of women’s risks not just in disaster vulnerable situations but also [...]

APCSS Professor Presents Workshop Findings at the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR)

By |2016-01-21T14:01:51-10:00April 15th, 2015|Categories: Courses, Ear, Faculty, Faculty Articles|

After a workshop is complete there is always a question of what’s next? What will happen with this information? Recently, findings from one workshop were shared at a United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. Associate Professor Jessica Ear represented the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies at the Third UN WCDRR March 17 in Sendai, Japan. [1] In a session hosted by R3ADY Asia-Pacific, an APCSS network partner, Ear shared findings from a recent APCSS workshop titled “Building Partnership in South Asia Disaster Risk Reduction.” The workshop was co-hosted by the Sri Lanka Disaster Management Center located in Colombo, Sri [...]

APCSS’ associate professor speaks at ATG MIDPAC event

By |2014-05-27T11:09:17-10:00May 27th, 2014|Categories: College, Ear, Faculty|

Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies' Associate Professor Jessica Ear gave a talk to Sailors at the Afloat Training Group Middle Pacific (ATG MIDPAC) Pearl Harbor, to commemorate the Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month May 22. She discussed key U.S. legislation that enabled equal opportunity for Asian American and Pacific Islanders. She also recognized notable figures such as Dalip Singh Saund, the first Asian American elected to Congress; Fred Korematsu whose law suit against his WWII internment brought about recognition of a U.S. wrong and compensation; Patsy Mink, the first woman of color and the first Asian American woman elected to [...]

Education Crucial to Future U.S. HADR Missions – Prof. Jessica Ear

By |2017-03-09T13:30:07-10:00March 13th, 2014|Categories: Ear, Opinions/Editorials|

by Prof. Jessica Ear Professor Jessica Ear shares her experiences with Fellows attending the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. Photo by William R. Goodwin.   Associate Professor Jessica Ear presented a lecture at the Japan National Defense Academy located in Yokosuka, Japan on January 7, 2014 on the future of U.S. humanitarian assistance and disaster response (HADR) in Asia Pacific.   A summary of her lecture follows. Following the aftermath of the March 3, 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster that devastated Japan, the U.S. military and the Japan Self-Defense Force conducted a large-scale, joint-disaster mission dubbed, Operation Tomodachi[1].  Although [...]

Natural Disasters in the Pacific

By |2014-02-20T09:26:16-10:00February 19th, 2014|Categories: Campbell, College, Ear, Oehlers|

The Armed Forces Network recently ran a series on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR) in the U.S. Pacific Command area of responsibility. The story by U.S. Air Force Technical Sgt. Michael Jackson features interviews with experts from the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies including:  Professor Jessica Ear, Dr. Alfred Oehlers, and Dr. James Campbell. The series highlights the need for careful cooperation between nations to prepared for and minimize the impact of potential disasters. Also featured are Commander of U.S. Pacific Command Admiral Samuel Locklear and Mr. Peter Colvin of the Pacific Disaster Center. Watch the series online now:   [...]

APCSS Faculty Contribute to Joint Report on Disaster Preparedness

By |2017-12-22T15:47:30-10:00August 26th, 2013|Categories: Analytical, College, Ear, Fouse, Hornung, Research|

The Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS) announced the release a report today examining the possibilities of and also challenges to trilateral cooperation between the U.S.-Japan-Australia in international disaster relief in the Asia-Pacific region. The title of the report is "Enhancing Trilateral Disaster Preparedness and Relief Cooperation between Japan, U.S. and Australia: Approaches from Various Civil-Military Perspectives." This research project was funded by a grant from the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) as well as supported by the three bodies responsible for the report’s contents: Association for Cooperation between Japan, U.S. and Australia (ACJUA), the Asia-Pacific Center for Security [...]

APCSS jointly produces new publication

By |2015-10-26T10:00:00-10:00August 30th, 2012|Categories: Azizian, Byrd, Campbell, Courses, Ear, Faculty, Faculty Articles, Forman, Hauger, JNankivell, KNankivell, Malik, Research, Vuving, Wieninger|

On the eve of the APEC 2012 summit, which begins next week in Vladivostok, Russia, it is our pleasure to announce the publication of the volume “From APEC 2011 TO APEC 2012: American and Russian Perspectives on Asia-Pacific Security and Cooperation. ” […]

Issues for Engagement: Asian Perspectives on Transnational Security Challenges

By |2015-10-26T10:27:45-10:00June 18th, 2010|Categories: Azizian, Byrd, Campbell, Ear, Faculty, Faculty Articles, Fouse, KNankivell, Research, Tekwani, Vuving|

-+ “Issues for Engagement: Asian Perspectives on Transnational Security Challenges,” edited by David Fouse, is the latest book published by the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. According to Fouse, “The chapters in this volume analyze security priorities at the individual country level and gauge each country’s attempts at bilateral and multilateral security cooperation on transnational security challenges. Our intention is to provide policymakers and other government officials with a useful and convenient reference tool to draw upon to engage specific countries in the Asia-Pacific region.” […]

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