APCSS Courses

First course on Comprehensive Crisis Management of 2020 concludes

By |2020-02-27T16:28:31-10:00February 26th, 2020|Categories: Courses, College|

CCM 20-1 Fellows pose for their official group photo with DKI APCSS leadership and faculty. One hundred and seven Fellows from 44 locations completed the Comprehensive Crisis Management course (CCM 20-1) held at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) from Jan. 23 – Feb. 26, 2020. CCM is an annual executive education program designed to educate security practitioners in problem formulation, preparedness, response and resilience. The curriculum, which runs over six weeks, enhances crisis capacity by developing a strong foundation in systems thinking followed by content on leadership, communication, negotiation and other relevant skills [...]

Indo-Pacific terrorism & Crisis Leadership reports are the first publications for the new Security Nexus journal

By |2020-01-24T09:52:23-10:00January 24th, 2020|Categories: Courses|

Security Nexus, a new journal from the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, is a free, open access, international, peer-reviewed, online publication by DKI-APCSS faculty and alumni. It features original research, reviews, policy papers, and management articles in the broad area of security cooperation with a special focus on security-sector development, crises, disasters, counter-terrorism, maritime, and other transnational security challenges. Two new reports by DKI APCSS faculty are now available as part of the Security Nexus. Both were created in support of the Comprehensive Crisis Management Course (CCM 20-1). “Terrorism in the Indo-Pacific: The Year Gone by and the [...]

‘Cognitive Dissonance in Decision-Making’ Introduced During IPOC 19-3

By |2019-12-10T14:35:53-10:00December 10th, 2019|Categories: Courses|Tags: , , |

IPOC 19-3 official group photo A total of 167 U.S. and international Fellows participated in the Indo-Pacific Orientation Course (IPOC) 19-3 at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies, Honolulu. The five-day course concluded on Dec 6. This was the largest course in the Center’s history. Primarily geared for a U.S. audience, it comprised 84 percent U.S. and 16 percent international participants, including a syndicate of senior executives.  International participants came from Australia, Canada, Chile, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Republic of Korea and Taiwan. There were approximately 60 percent military and 40 [...]

Shared Understanding and Networked Relationships Developed During TSC 19-2

By |2019-12-09T21:58:38-10:00November 9th, 2019|Categories: Courses, news|Tags: , , |

Twenty-seven senior leaders from 27 locations completed the Transnational Security Cooperation course (TSC) 19-2 from Nov. 3-8 at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS). The course manager was Dr. Virginia Bacay Watson, and the course coordinator was Assoc. Prof. J. “Lumpy” Lumbaca. A TSC 19-2 Fellow works with other members of her table to consolidate their idea into consensus. Countries represented were Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, Fiji, France, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam and the United States. The Pacific Islands Forum [...]

ASC 19-2 Concludes with 117 Empowered Fellows

By |2019-12-30T11:12:04-10:00October 25th, 2019|Categories: Courses, College, news|Tags: , , |

ASC 19-2 Official Group Photo One hundred seventeen Fellows graduated from the Advance Security Cooperation (ASC)  Course 19-2 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 44 locations, including 27 women completed the five-week course. Dr. Bill Wieninger was the course manager and Dr. Sungmin Cho was the course coordinator. 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 [...]

DKI APCSS Alumni Workshop Invigorates Connections

By |2020-01-10T08:23:03-10:00October 4th, 2019|Categories: Courses, news|

Energizing relationships between alumni associations and country teams to improve and enhance Fellows Projects was the focus of the “Alumni Associations:  Advancing Regional Security Cooperation 2019,” held September 9-12 at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in Honolulu. Fifty-four alumni and U.S. Embassy representatives from 20 countries within the Indo-Pacific region attended the event. Forty percent of the participants were women. Countries represented were Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Fiji, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Papua-New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tonga, the United States and Vietnam. As individuals [...]

DKI APCSS expands maritime security efforts with inaugural course

By |2020-01-10T08:28:13-10:00September 18th, 2019|Categories: Courses, news|Tags: |

View the Full Course Description here: The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in Honolulu, hosted its inaugural Comprehensive Maritime Security Cooperation (CMSC 19-1) Course from Aug. 1-28, 2019. Ninety-six participants from 31 locations and 10 non-governmental, international and regional organizations completed the newly-designed course. Countries or locations represented were Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Fiji, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tonga, the U.S. and Vietnam. This four-week course was designed to advance the knowledge, skills, and networks of officials across the Indo-Pacific region [...]

Jihadist Infiltration of Migrant Flows to Europe: Taking Stock of Recent Events

By |2020-01-10T08:27:59-10:00September 14th, 2019|Categories: Courses, Faculty Articles, Opinions/Editorials, External Publications, Mullins|Tags: , , |

Dr. Sam Mullins recently had an article on "Jihadist Infiltration of Migrant Flows into Europe (link is external)" published by the European Eye on Radicalization webiste. The paper was written while he was still at the Marshall Center but we thought we'd share it as well! According to Mullins: "Within Europe, police and intelligence services are working more closely with migration agencies, as both parties now realize the importance of cooperation. In some places, counter-terrorism officials have also reached out to local reception centers and homes for asylum-seekers (many of which are run by non-governmental enterprises) in order to provide them [...]

Orientation Course Name Change

By |2020-01-10T08:28:24-10:00August 14th, 2019|Categories: Courses, news|

With the new fiscal year the Asia-Pacific Orientation Course, also known as APOC, will be changing its name to the “Indo-Pacific Orientation Course,” or “IPOC.“ Why this change? In May 2018, then Secretary of Defense Mattis announced the renaming of the U.S. Pacific Command to the U.S. Indo-Pacific command ‘in recognition of the increasing connectivity between the Indian and Pacific oceans.” According to DKI APCSS’ Carleton Cramer, Dean of the College of Security Studies “the name change of the APOC to IPOC reflects DKI APCSS’s adaptation to changing circumstances in the Indo-Pacific region.“ The Indo-Pacific Orientation course is a one-week course [...]

APOC 19-2 a ‘transformational experience’ for Fellows

By |2020-01-10T08:29:12-10:00July 23rd, 2019|Categories: Courses, College, Alumni, news|Tags: |

APOC 19-2 Fellows hold discussions in Maluhia Hall. A total of 166 U.S. and international Fellows participated in the Asia-Pacific Orientation Course (APOC) 19-2 at the Daniel K Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies, Honolulu. The five-day course concluded on July 19. APOC is designed to build resilient capacity, shared understanding, and networked relationships among civilian and military practitioners and institutions to advance a Free and Open Indo-Pacific. The course offerings included lectures by subject matter experts on salient sub-regional security trends and dynamics in the Indo-Pacific region.  Additionally, Fellows had the opportunity to engage with Assistant Secretary [...]

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