APCSS Courses

IPOC Goes HyFlex Globally

By |2021-03-04T15:27:19-10:00March 4th, 2021|Categories: Courses, news|Tags: , |

A record-setting 210 Fellows attended the newly-created HyFlex course, designed to accommodate in-house and virtual participation due to COVID-19 restrictions. The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) expanded its educational program with a Hybrid-Flex or HyFlex model, that welcomed a global class of 210 Fellows to the Indo-Pacific Orientation Course (IPOC) 21-1 from Feb. 22-26, 2021. Dr. James M. Minnich, the course manager, explained that “HyFlex is an educational model that is concurrently delivered in-resident to some and online to others; each according to their needs.” Adjusting for COVID-19 social distancing protocols, 120 Hawaii-based [...]

Announcing Indo-Pacific Orientation Course (IPOC) 21-1

By |2020-12-30T12:37:39-10:00December 8th, 2020|Categories: Courses, DKI APCSS, news|Tags: , , , |

The Indo-Pacific Orientation Course (IPOC) 21-1 is scheduled from Feb. 22-26, 2021. IPOC prepares U.S. security practitioners and partner nations to knowledgeably engage in cooperative security efforts that build capacity to advance a free and open Indo-Pacific. This five-day course will execute in hybrid with four days online and one day in-resident for Oahu-based participants; all others participants will be integrated into their seminars while conducting the course exclusively online. Interested U.S. and international government employees in the military grade equivalencies of O4-O7 can contact DKI APCSS Recruiter Mr. Terry Slattery at slatteryt@apcss.org by Jan. 11, 2021. IPOC course description [...]

IPOC Goes Hybrid in the Center’s First Course since the Start of the COVID Pandemic

By |2020-12-16T08:33:35-10:00November 21st, 2020|Categories: Courses, College, news|Tags: , |

The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) reopened its doors Nov. 16 to welcome 60 Fellows attending the Indo-Pacific Orientation Course (IPOC) 20-1. IPOC 20-1, a highly sought after executive education experience for U.S. security practitioners, spanned an intensive week of discussions and applied learning activities on key security issues and trends affecting the Indo-Pacific region. The course ended Nov. 20. The course design used teaching methodologies centered on transformative learning. To adjust for the COVID-19 pandemic, the course management team, led by Dr. James M. Minnich, designed the course as a five-day hybrid program of in-resident [...]

The Hale Koa Hotel 25th Anniversary Presentation

By |2020-11-06T15:45:27-10:00November 6th, 2020|Categories: Courses, news|Tags: , , |

The Hale Koa Hotel honored the 25th Anniversary of the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies during a presentation on Nov. 5, 2020.  In a small ceremony at the hotel, DKI APCSS senior leadership was presented with a framed photo with a placard recognizing the 25th anniversary milestone. “We are very grateful for the many years of official partnering with the Hale Koa Hotel, for the courtesy and professionalism of the staff, and especially for the friendship and genuine concern for mission and people of DKI APCSS.  We could not have a better neighbor, friend and ‘Mayor’ of Fort [...]

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 [...]

An Analysis of Australian Defense Policy from 1901 to Present

By |2020-01-31T16:03:44-10:00January 31st, 2020|Categories: Courses|Tags: , , |

“An Analysis of Australian Defense Policy from 1901 to Present,” written by Major Jeremy P. Brown, U.S. Army, is the latest addition to the Security Nexus series by the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. Abstract: Scholars generally consider there to be three main eras in Australian Defense Policy: The Imperial Defense era (1901-1945), Forward Defense era (1950-1975) and Defense of Australia era (1975-1997).  These eras are informed by world events, leaders and outside powers that influence defense policy on the continent.  This analytical analysis examines each major conceptual approach and themes defining defense policy throughout Australia’s history.  Additionally, [...]

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 [...]

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