Center Rolls Out First Senior Fellow Workshop 21-1

By |2021-06-29T11:56:34-10:00June 29th, 2021|Categories: Workshop, DKI APCSS, news|Tags: , |

The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) rolled out a new virtual workshop called the Senior Fellow Workshop (SFW) 21-1, and was held from June 22-24. The online workshop – using a “3x3” format  (three hours for three days) – convened 28 senior security practitioners representing 26 countries from the Indo-Pacific region and four international organizations including the ASEAN Secretariat, Interpol, the American Red Cross and the Bali Process. According to Workshop Manager Dr. Virginia Watson, the intent of the workshop was to provide a virtual venue to a better understanding of pressing transnational security issues [...]

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 [...]

DKI APCSS faculty presents at Thai Strategic Studies Center

By |2021-05-26T15:49:40-10:00May 26th, 2021|Categories: Courses, College, DKI APCSS, news|Tags: , , |

The Royal Thai Armed Forces’ Strategic Studies Center of the National Defence Studies Institute hosted their second Senior Security Studies Program, May 17-21, 2021, in Bangkok.  The intensive one-week program for senior Thai security sector leaders emphasized key geopolitical and security trends in the region as well as capacities to manage these for both leaders and institutions.  Center leadership and faculty members from The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies supported the program as lecturers. In the opening ceremonies, General Siravuth Wongkantee, Commanding General of the National Defence Studies Institute, emphasized the importance of the partnership with the [...]

DKI APCSS Employees honored by the Federal Executive Board

By |2021-05-20T14:21:27-10:00May 20th, 2021|Categories: DKI APCSS, news, Awards|Tags: |

Five employees and one departmental team of the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies were honored May 20 by Honolulu Federal Executive Board during their 65th Annual Excellence in Federal Government awards. Because of the COVID-19 restrictions, the FEB ceremony was held virtually. The DKI APCSS awardees were also recognized during a virtual All Hands meeting.   DKI APCSS Director Pete Gumataotao and Deputy Director Jim Hirai and nearly 130 employees were on hand to congratulate and support their team. “Every year we recognize within our Center some incredible folks who are role models, and I really appreciate all [...]

DKI APCSS Director Appears on Island Focus

By |2021-04-28T06:44:38-10:00April 26th, 2021|Categories: Director, DKI APCSS, news, Media|

Last February, DKI APCSS Director Pete Gumataotao spoke with Hawaii’s Island Focus about the value of the Center to the community and the region.  Hosted by Lyla Berg, that Island Focus episode is now available online. You can also view current and past Island Focus episodes at www.olelo.org/islandfocus Island Focus is a local TV show focused on leaders from our communities including non-profit organizations, educational institutions, government agencies and businesses that make Hawaii a very special and unique place.

Davidson spotlighted in 4th DKI Speaker Series

By |2021-04-08T08:33:53-10:00April 7th, 2021|Categories: DKI APCSS, news|Tags: , |

Admiral Philip S. Davidson, Commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, shared his thoughts on challenges and opportunities in the region during the Daniel K. Inouye Speaker Series held on Tuesday night at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. The hybrid event, co-hosted by DKI APCSS with the DKI Institute and the Foundation for the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, included more than 400 people joining virtually from 40 countries across the globe and a limited sized live audience due to COVID safety rules. After Davidson’s remarks, there was a short question [...]

Distant Water Fishing Fleets: What, Where, How? The Galapagos

By |2021-06-24T14:22:05-10:00February 16th, 2021|Categories: DKI APCSS, news|Tags: , , , , , |

Last November, DKI APCSS’ LCDR Keith Wilkins chatted with Dr. Evan Ellis, a Research Professor at US Army War College Strategic Studies Institute, and Ms. Meaghan Brosnan, Marine Program Director for WildAid for a webinar on “Distant Water Fishing Fleets: What, Where, How? The Galapagos.” In this recording, Dr. Ellis and Ms. Brosnan discuss and answer questions on the impact of Chinese Distant Water Fishing Fleets around Latin America and the Galapagos, including Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing in the Indo-Pacific region. For more information on the USCG IUUF Strategic Outlook: https://www.uscg.mil/iuufishing/ Resources:   Dr. Evan Ellis: [...]

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 [...]

Center renames auditorium after the late Lt. Gen. Stackpole

By |2020-12-02T09:04:28-10:00November 30th, 2020|Categories: DKI APCSS, news, Awards|Tags: , , , |

DKI APCSS Director Pete Gumataotao hosted the event honoring Lt. Gen. Stackpole and all that he brought to the Center. Chief of Regional Engagement Operations Lenore Patton and Chief of Admissions Tom Patykula Family members and invited guests applaud Mrs. Vivien Stackpole for demonstrating courage and resolve at the loss of her late husband. Event Coordinator Cherrielynn Kamahele assists Mrs. Stackpole to untie the maile lei to officially dedicate the Auditorium as “The H.C. “Hank” Stackpole III Auditorium” Director Gumataotao provides closing remarks. View more [...]

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