APCSS Courses

Report on China’s Influence on the Freely Associated States of the Northern Pacific

By |2022-09-23T10:31:27-10:00September 23rd, 2022|Categories: Courses, Forman, publication, news|Tags: |

This paper highlights some of the moves China is making in the Indo-Pacific region to ascertain more influence as well as provides an overview of the significance of US relations with the Freely Associated States (FAS).

DKI APCSS Collaborates with the Thai Strategic Studies Center on Senior Course

By |2022-07-27T13:12:06-10:00July 27th, 2022|Categories: Courses, Workshop, news|Tags: , |

Faculty and senior leadership from the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies traveled to Thailand in July to participate in the Senior Security Studies Program hosted by the Royal Thai Armed Forces’ Strategic Studies Center of the National Defence Studies Institute.  The intensive one-week course for senior Thai security sector leaders, held in Bangsaen, Chonburi, emphasized the impact of change in the region as well as the capacity to manage change for both leaders and institutions. Thirty participants from a variety of government organizations attended the course.  They represented various offices within Parliament; the Ministries of Defense, Justice, [...]

Ms. Eun Jung Yi Inspires the Graduates of CSC 22-2 

By |2022-07-25T11:11:41-10:00July 25th, 2022|Categories: Courses, news|Tags: |

Aloha everyone. What a gorgeous day to graduate. My name is Eun Jung Yi, and it is a great honour to be up here speaking to you on behalf of CSC-22. I am honored to share this day with you, a day that represents the culmination of an enormous amount of hard work, friendship, and - I dare to say - love.  

IPOC 22-2 Announcement & Self-Nomination

By |2022-07-15T10:38:33-10:00July 15th, 2022|Categories: Courses, news|Tags: , |

Announcing Indo-Pacific Orientation Course (IPOC) 22-2 from 14-18 November 2022. This course is planned as a hybrid executive education experience offered in-resident for most and online/virtual for others, to include any self-nominees. IPOC prepares security practitioners from U.S. and partner nations to knowledgeably engage in cooperative security efforts that build capacity to advance a free and open Indo-Pacific. View/Download Course Description IPOC Candidate Requirements Must participate in the full 40-hour program U.S. and international mid-career to senior-level officials in grades O4-O8, CW3-CW5, E9, GS12-SES, FSO 01-03, and equivalents Current position involves operating or decision-making in international or inter-governmental [...]

CSC 22-2 Features Tracks in Strategic Studies, Cybersecurity, and Crisis Management

By |2022-07-08T14:47:35-10:00July 8th, 2022|Categories: Courses, College, news, featured|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies completed its second iteration of the Comprehensive Security Cooperation (CSC) course, graduating 82 Fellows from 29 countries. The 5-week, intensive program, took place from May 25- June 20. Through plenary lectures and small-group seminars, the Fellows examined the geostrategic landscape of the Indo-Pacific region. While they critically assessed the region’s most pressing security challenges, they also discussed ways to build capacity and enhance cooperation with other nations. Dr. Deon Canyon, course manager, welcomed the opportunity to educate security professionals from across the region and beyond. To reach Honolulu, the Fellows [...]

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 [...]

DKI APCSS Professors Support Forum on Maritime Law Enforcement

By |2022-05-03T16:31:12-10:00April 13th, 2022|Categories: Courses, Faculty, Workshop, news, featured|

The Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) provided subject matter expertise to the Southeast Asia Maritime Law Enforcement Initiative (SEAMLEI) Coast Guard Commander’s Forum, which took place from April 4-7 in Tumon, Guam. The U.S. and Philippine Coast Guards hosted the annual forum, which serves to enhance regional stability by promoting maritime safety, security cooperation, coordination and information sharing. This year’s forum emphasized counter drug trafficking; Illegal, unreported and unregulated fisheries; and the strategic use of maritime domain awareness tools to counter these and other transnational security threats. This was the fifth time that DKI APCSS [...]

‘Inclusion’ Marks the First Graduating Class of the Comprehensive Security Cooperation Course

By |2022-05-03T16:28:07-10:00April 5th, 2022|Categories: Courses, news, featured|

On March 30, seventy Fellows representing 30 different nations graduated from the first Comprehensive Security Cooperation Course 22-1 held at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in Honolulu, Hawaii, from February 24- March 30. The Fellows ranged from high-ranking military officers, directors of government agencies, law enforcement, and leaders of nonprofit organizations. Fifty-seven of the Fellows traveled internationally from their home countries to attend the course. Five Fellows represented non-governmental organizations that included the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the International Committee of the Red [...]

The Comprehensive Security Cooperation Course Launches with 70 Fellows in Resident

By |2022-03-24T16:13:10-10:00March 17th, 2022|Categories: Courses, College, news|

DKI APCSS welcomes a group of 70 security practitioners from the Indo-Pacific region who will be the first graduates of the new Comprehensive Security Cooperation Course (CSC).   The participants range from high ranking military officers, directors of government agencies, law enforcement, and leaders of nonprofit organizations. Fifty-seven of the Fellows have travelled internationally from their home countries to attend the course. The 5- week program, which began on February 24, marks the first long course the Center has hosted since the beginning of the pandemic.  All Fellows coming from outside the State of Hawaii passed thru the Hawaii’s Safe Travels Program, [...]

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. 

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