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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 |2022-04-06T13:55:21-10:00March 10th, 2022|Categories: Courses, Alumni, news|Tags: , , |

This week DKI APCSS welcomes alumnus Dr. Novil Wijesekara as a guest speaker to the Comprehensive Security Cooperation Course 22-1. Originally from Colombo, Sri Lanka, Dr. Wijesekara is an alumnus of the Comprehensive Crisis Management Course (CMC) that took place in February 2020.  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 [...]

Twenty-Two Senior Leaders Graduated from the Transnational Security Cooperation Course

By |2022-01-11T10:55:27-10:00January 6th, 2022|Categories: Courses, Alumni, news|Tags: , |

Twenty-two senior leaders from 19 countries and the United States completed the Transnational Security Cooperation (TSC) course 21-3 which was conducted in-resident in Honolulu, HI, from Dec. 5th to 10th.    The fellows participating in the course represented diverse nationalities from Bangladesh, Colombia, Fiji, Indonesia, Maldives, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Palau, Australia, Canada, France, Japan, and Taiwan. Non-governmental organizations in attendance included the International Committee of the Red Cross and the International Criminal Police Organization. The three US fellows in attendance represented the US Coast Guard, Department of State, and Department of Defense.   [...]

A record-setting 235 Fellows graduated from the Indo-Pacific Orientation Course!

By |2022-01-04T10:09:54-10:00January 4th, 2022|Categories: Courses, news|Tags: , |

The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies graduated a record-setting 235 Fellows from Indo-Pacific Orientation Course 21-2. Administered November 15-19, 2021, IPOC 21-2 was the second course planned and executed in a HyFlex model. Professor James Minnich, course manager, explained that "HyFlex, or Hybrid-Flexible is a course construct where some Fellows participate in-person and others participate virtually." In this physically distanced course, 120 Fellows rotated into the Center where they spent three of the course's five 8-hour days in three plenary sessions, three seminar sessions, and an elective lecture, and [...]

Happy 26th Anniversary DKI APCSS

By |2021-09-03T22:39:18-10:00September 3rd, 2021|Categories: Courses, Alumni, news|Tags: |

September 4, 2021, marks the 26th Anniversary of the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. In this video, DKI APCSS Director Pete Gumataotao invites Alumni to join him in celebrating our 26th year as partners in educating, connecting and empowering security practitioners. He also reflects on the challenges of the past 16 months and highlights some inspiring experiences that he attributes to working with the DKI APCSS Alumni. Watch this video for his full message.

CSRT 21-1: Counterterrorism Course Goes Out with a Bang, Paves the Way for New, Comprehensive Security Cooperation Program

By |2021-08-13T15:31:24-10:00August 13th, 2021|Categories: Courses, College, news|Tags: |

From July 12-15, DKI APCSS successfully conducted the final iteration of its long standing counterterrorism (CT) course, the Comprehensive Security Responses to Terrorism program (CSRT 21-1), which has been running since 2005 and has more than 1,600 graduates from throughout the Indo-Pacific region and around the globe. In future, CT will be covered in the new, Comprehensive Security Cooperation (CSC) program, which will be launched by DKI APCSS in 2022. Adapting to the Pandemic Historically, CSRT has been conducted at the DKI APCSS facilities in Waikiki over a period of four to five weeks. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CSRT [...]

Comprehensive Maritime Security Cooperation Module

By |2021-06-24T17:01:45-10:00June 24th, 2021|Categories: Courses, College, DKI APCSS, news|Tags: , , |

The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies completed the virtual Comprehensive Maritime Security Cooperation (CMSC) 21-1 module held June 14-17, 2021. For 80 Fellows from 20 countries, this module was an opportunity to refresh regional awareness of the importance of maritime security. The event focused on maritime security in Southeast Asia, and looked at two challenges in the region. The first was the challenge to the rules-based international order in the South China Sea, and the second was the emerging security threat that climate change poses to the maritime environment of the region. Two keynote speakers opened the [...]

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