Understanding Gendered Security in Crisis Management, the topic of a one-day workshop at DKI APCSS

By |2020-03-05T11:23:37-10:00March 5th, 2020|Categories: Women Peace and Security|Tags: |

This workshop brought 20 subject matter experts together, along with all 110 Fellows attending the Center’s Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCM) Course 20-1, to understand a gendered security approach and apply its principles of gendered perspective, participation, prevention, and protection as a crisis management frame.

DKI APCSS announces Alumni Awards

By |2020-03-05T13:25:19-10:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Alumni, Courses, news, Women Peace and Security|Tags: , , , , |

Ms. Jennifer Key (Samoa), ASC17-2, Assistant CEO of the Policy Division at the Ministry of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, has been named as the DKI APCSS Alumna of the Year Award 2018!  The Center receives many nominations each year.  She helped draft Samoa’s first National Security Policy.  Jennifer was chosen for this award based on the significance of her achievement and for the impact of this project, not only for Samoa, but also for the positive influence it had on other Oceania countries intent on creating their own national security policy.  Jennifer attended the five-week Advanced Security Cooperation [...]

Advancing Security through a Gender Lens: Building Capacity of International Security Practitioners

By |2019-10-24T10:09:33-10:00June 21st, 2018|Categories: Burgoyne, College, Faculty, news, Opinions/Editorials, Women Peace and Security, Yamin|Tags: |

It’s not uncommon for a faculty member at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies to write a paper about issues in the region.  However, Dr. Saira Yamin and Lt. Col. Michael C. Burgoyne have now written about the Center, specifically, how it is implementing the Women, Peace, and Security program. The paper, “Advancing security through a gender lens: building capacity of international security practitioners,” was originally presented by Dr. Yamin at a WPS conference recently held at Brown University. It brings into focus the importance of collaborative practitioner-centered discussions  on the links between gender and security to foster [...]

New paper on women’s role in disaster management and its implications for national security

By |2020-03-10T11:03:57-10:00July 11th, 2017|Categories: Analytical, College, Ear, Faculty, Faculty Articles, Independent Faculty Articles, Women Peace and Security|Tags: |

Why women in Asia-Pacific countries are more susceptible to disaster impacts?  This topic is explored in a new paper by DKI APCSS professor Jessica Ear on “Women’s Role in Disaster Management and Implications for National Security.” Her paper examines societal roles that create greater susceptibility to disaster impacts and case studies where the inclusion of women in disaster management is reducing these impacts on the most vulnerable portions of society. According to Ear: “ In order to promote the advancement of women in these key security areas, the issues of women’s risks not just in disaster vulnerable situations but also [...]

The Advancement of Women in Post-Conflict Nepal

By |2019-01-15T14:26:37-10:00April 5th, 2017|Categories: Canyon, College, Women Peace and Security|

“The Advancement of Women in Post-Conflict Nepal” is the latest Occasional Paper released by the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. Authored by Lily Thapa, founder of the Women for Human Rights group, and DKI APCSS Associate Professor Dr. Deon V. Canyon, the paper looks at the challenges of conflict-affected women. According to the authors, “The Nepalese Civil War from 1996 to 2006 left in its wake an awareness that the involvement of women in every sector of society is fundamentally important. The resulting changes in law and the creation of new legislation demonstrated this awareness and reflected a [...]

Mongolia workshop focuses on increasing women’s roles in security processes, policy

By |2019-01-17T14:20:00-10:00September 6th, 2016|Categories: Alumni, College, Faculty, Women Peace and Security, Workshop|Tags: |

Fifty-five security professionals representing military, law enforcement and civil government agencies in the Asia-Pacific region took part in the Aug. 25 to 29 inclusion workshop in Ulaanbaatar Mongolia. The workshop, co-hosted by the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies and Mongolian Institute for Strategic Studies, was designed to address impediments to an increased role for women in regional nations' security sectors. As part of an ongoing international effort to increase women’s participation in the security sector, security professionals from the Asia-Pacific region gathered in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, for an Aug. 23 to 25 workshop. The Daniel K. Inouye [...]

Egyptian Women as Catalysts of Change in the Arab Spring – Dr. Saira Yamin

By |2020-03-05T14:05:46-10:00November 5th, 2015|Categories: College, External Publications, Faculty, Faculty Articles, Women Peace and Security, Yamin|Tags: |

DKI APCSS' Dr. Saira Yamin has contributed to a chapter to a new book entitled: "Deconstructing Women, Peace and Security." The book, edited by Sandra Cheldelin and Martha Mutisi and published by HSRC Press. "Deconstructing Women, Peace and Security" offers a critical review and analysis of many gender-based efforts implemented since 2000, including empowerment policies, strategies, and an in-depth study of four particular cases. It calls out the need for conceptualising gender as a social structure in policy construction. It assesses the "good intentions" of policies designed and implemented with core beliefs they will be good for women. It provides an [...]

APCSS Faculty Publish New Articles – Dr. Miemie Winn-Byrd and Dr. Alex Vuving

By |2020-03-06T14:39:01-10:00July 15th, 2015|Categories: Byrd, College, External Publications, Faculty, Faculty Articles, Vuving, Women Peace and Security|Tags: |

Dr. Miemie Winn-Byrd contributed to a new NDU Press publication entitled: "Women on the Frontlines of Peace and Security." Her chapter is on "Promoting Women's Participation in Disaster Management and Building Resilient Communities: A View from U.S. Pacific Command. " Also, This week Dr. Alex Vuving's latest article "A Tipping Point in the US-China-Vietnam Triangle"  was published by The Diplomat. The views expressed in these articles are their own and not necessarily the views of APCSS, U.S. Pacific Command or the U.S. Government. -END-

Alumni Perspectives: Enhancing the Role of Women in Indonesia to Counter Terrorism

By |2019-01-15T14:39:08-10:00January 20th, 2015|Categories: Alumni Perspectives, College, Courses, Women Peace and Security|

Ms. Lisa R. Wulan during ASC -14-3. While attending APCSS courses, Fellows are required to complete a Fellows Project which may be done as a presentation, research paper or policy brief. APCSS is now making these papers available on line with our new “Alumni Perspectives” publications. “Enhancing the Role of Women in Indonesia to Counter Terrorism” is a paper by a recent graduate of the Advanced Security Cooperation Course (ASC 14-3), Ms. Lisa R. Wulan. She is a security analyst who has been working in the field for six years. Ms. Wulan has conducted research and analysis on terrorism [...]

Director Leaf addresses ‘Smart Power’ symposium

By |2014-12-05T15:56:59-10:00December 5th, 2014|Categories: Outreach, Women Peace and Security|

"If you leave anyone in the organization on the sidelines, if you don’t leverage what they can contribute, your unit is less effective,” advised Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS) Director Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Dan Leaf to an audience of students, officials, NGOs and diplomats at Georgetown University. Director Leaf was in Washington D.C. to speak at a symposium on “Smart Power: The Military and Inclusive Security.” The symposium was hosted by former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS). Director Leaf was part of an international panel moderated by Ambassador Melanne [...]