APCSS Courses

161 Fellows complete the final APOC of 2018

By |2019-01-14T14:42:48+00:00December 10th, 2018|Categories: College, Courses|

A total of 161 U.S. and international Fellows participated in the Asia-Pacific Orientation Course (APOC) 18-3 at the Daniel K Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies, Honolulu. The four-day course concluded on Dec. 7. APOC is designed to provide an overview of regional states and trends in the security, economy, politics, defense, and information arenas. Faculty members address these areas in the context of the major sub-regions: Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia and Oceania. The class, normally geared towards U.S. Fellows, had a ratio of 84 percent U.S. and 16 percent international. Fellows were predominately military with 69 percent [...]

Unique perspectives, richness of discussion highlight TSC 18-2

By |2018-11-28T14:34:51+00:00November 20th, 2018|Categories: Courses|

Twenty-seven senior leaders from 23 locations participated in the Transnational Security Cooperation course (TSC) 18-2 from Nov. 4-9 at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS). The course manager was Dr. Scott Hauger and the course coordinator was Prof. Elina Noor. The course is offered twice a year to senior security practitioners from the whole-of-government and society at the vice-minister, ambassador, and senior military officer (one- to four-star rank) level.  It aims to enhance awareness of transnational security issues within the complex environments they occur; explore collaborative policies to address transnational security challenges; identify opportunities to strengthen [...]

ASC 18-2 Concludes with 106 New Fellows

By |2018-12-12T12:45:07+00:00October 26th, 2018|Categories: Alumni, Courses|Tags: , , , |

One hundred six Fellows graduated from the Advance Security Cooperation Course (ASC) 18-2 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 34 locations took part in this course’s latest iteration (ASC 18-2) Sept. 20 – Oct. 24. 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 region. The ASC 18-2 curriculum offered 24 plenary topical discussions that survey the regional strategic [...]

Complex Security Environments, Strategic Foresight and Transnational Security Cooperation Games

By |2018-12-12T12:45:17+00:00September 14th, 2018|Categories: College, Courses|Tags: , , |

“Complex Security Environments, Strategic Foresight and Transnational Security Cooperation Games” is the title of a new Occasion paper written by DKI APCSS’ Dr. Deon Canyon, Jonathan Cham, and Jim Potenza. According to the abstract: “Disruption characterizes the 21st Century, which is replete with complexities of climate change, food security, scarcity conflicts, displaced populations, unbridled economic growth, erosion of traditional value systems and transnational security dilemmas. In an environment where governments need innovative tools to conceptualize and form a future that leverages emerging opportunities and minimizes risks, foresight is increasingly considered a critical capacity in those responsible for strategic decision-making and [...]

Associate Professor Ryan contributes to Health Emergencies in Large Populations course

By |2018-08-22T12:43:45+00:00August 27th, 2018|Categories: Conference, Courses, Faculty|

The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies’ (DKI APCSS) Associate Professor Benjamin Ryan recently had the opportunity of facilitating a session on noncommunicable disease (NCD) control and prevention in humanitarian crises at the annual Health Emergencies in Large Populations (HELP) course held in Honolulu, Hawaii, from July 30 to August 10, 2018. Associate Professor Benjamin Ryan facilitating a session at the HELP course. This course was delivered by the Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance (CFE-DM) in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), World Health Organization (WHO), and University of [...]

Counter-terrorism course prepares 108 Fellows to face regional challenges

By |2018-10-30T10:37:55+00:00August 8th, 2018|Categories: Courses|Tags: , , |

One hundred and eight Fellows from 49 different locations or organizations graduated from the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies’ Comprehensive Security Responses to Terrorism (CSRT) 18-1 course in Honolulu Aug. 8. The size of this course and number of locations represented are the most ever for a CSRT at the Center. Of the 108 participants, 64% were from military organizations and law enforcement agencies, with others representing various government ministries, foreign affairs departments and intelligence services and academic institutions. Just over half of the course participants were from the Indo-Pacific region, with five continents represented. CSRT 18-1 Fellows [...]

Senior regional leaders complete transnational cooperation course at DKI APCSS

By |2018-10-19T16:04:05+00:00May 25th, 2018|Categories: College, Courses, Director, Faculty|Tags: |

Twenty-five senior leaders from twenty-four locations participated in the Transnational Security Cooperation course (TSC 18-1) from May 20 – 25 at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS). The Course Manager for this iteration of TSC was Navy Cmdr. Jonathan Odom and the Course Coordinator was Lt. Col. Alex Bortado. The course is offered twice a year to senior security practitioners from the whole-of-government and society at the vice-minister, ambassador, and senior military officer (one- to four-star rank) level.  It aims to enhance awareness of transnational security issues within the complex environments they occur; explore collaborative policies [...]

Common Understanding, Goals the Focus of ASC 18-1

By |2018-10-19T16:16:20+00:00May 2nd, 2018|Categories: Courses|

ASC 18-1 Fellows pose with DKI APCSS Leadership, Faculty and Staff for the official group photo. One hundred seven Fellows graduated from the Advance Security Cooperation Course (ASC) 18-1 May 2, with 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 37 locations took part in this course’s latest iteration (ASC 18-1) March 29 – May 2. The five-week ASC is an executive education program enabling mid-level military and civilian leaders to deepen their understanding of the complex security environment in the Indo-Pacific [...]

Senior regional leaders complete transnational cooperation course at DKI APCSS

By |2018-10-19T16:30:45+00:00November 20th, 2017|Categories: Alumni, College, Courses, Faculty|

Official TSC 17-2 Group Photo. Twenty-seven senior leaders from twenty-four nations and one regional organization participated in the Transnational Security Cooperation course (TSC 17-2) from Nov. 12 – 17 at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS). The course is offered twice a year to senior security practitioners from the whole-of-government and society at the vice-minister to ambassador (one- to four-star) level.  It aims to enhance awareness of transnational security issues within the complex environments they occur; explore collaborative policies to address transnational security challenges; identify opportunities to strengthen states’ capacities; and promote effective security [...]