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

By |2019-01-17T14:21:06-10:00June 21st, 2018|Categories: Burgoyne, College, Faculty, 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 |2019-01-15T14:11:01-10:00July 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 [...]

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 [...]

Building an Effective Security Sector through Inclusion

By |2019-01-17T14:20:20-10:00March 27th, 2013|Categories: College, Conference, Outreach, Women Peace and Security, Workshop|Tags: |

A workshop on “Building an Effective Security Sector through Inclusion” was held March 12-14, 2013 in Nha Trang, Vietnam. Hosted by the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS), in partnership with the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam’s Institute of Foreign Policy and Strategic Studies, the multilateral workshop focused on key considerations and opportunities to build effective security sectors in the Asia-Pacific through the inclusion of diverse viewpoints and perspectives. “Expanding the role and impact of women in security is not a women’s issue, but an essential part of achieving the goals of good governance and effective leadership,” stated Dr. Lori Forman, workshop [...]

ASC Fellows participate in ‘Women, Peace & Security’ initiative

By |2019-01-15T13:35:50-10:00June 6th, 2012|Categories: Courses, Women Peace and Security|Tags: |

Eight women from Oceania participated in a special Women, Peace and Security Initiative held as part of the Advanced Security Cooperation course. Pictured are (l-r): Ms. Cynthia J. H. Duoribi (Papau New Guinea), Ms. Marjorie Deireragea ( Nauru), Ms. Taranaivini Leba Savoi ( Fiji), Ms. Teleisia Malani (Tonga), Ms. Ruby A. Kavaliku (Tonga), Chief Inspector Joanne H. Clarkson (Papua New Guinea), Ms. Carmel M. Tamiloenia (Papua New Guinea) and Ms. Emilia A. Katosang (Palau). Among the 89 Fellows attending the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies' latest course were eight women from Oceania, who are part of a new initiative [...]

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