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Building Peace and Security: A Woman Trailblazer in Pakistan

By |2020-10-22T13:46:22-10:00October 22nd, 2020|

An Interview with Ms. Ammara Aamer Khattak,  Additional Director, Pakistan Civil Services Academy, Lahore In this interview, Dr. Saira Yamin speaks to Ms. Ammara Khattak, a distinguished alumna of DKI APCSS who attended the Comprehensive Crisis Management course (CCM 15-1). Ms. Khattak is a senior Pakistan civil servant who has broken the glass ceiling many times. She is the first woman to have served in the prestigious position of Deputy Commissioner in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, as the Director Relief and Operations managing refugees and internally displaced persons (IDP) at Jalozai camp - the largest and oldest refugee camp in Pakistan [...]

Women’s Empowerment in Bangladesh: Preventing Violent Extremism and Building Peace

By |2020-10-14T14:16:48-10:00October 14th, 2020|

An Interview with Dr. Lailufar Yasmin, Professor, Department of International Relations University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Transcript prepared by Ms. Kamaile Patton. Click here for a video of the interview. In this interview, Dr. Lailufar Yasmin, a distinguished alumna of the DKI APCSS Advanced Security Cooperation course (ASC 19-2), talks to Dr. Saira Yamin about Bangladesh's initiatives to empower women, particularly in countering violent extremism as a critical objective of its National Action Plan (NAP) on Women, Peace, and Security (2019).  She shares her insights on the NAP formulation process as it seeks to build peace through preventative strategies.  Key players [...]

Advancing a Free and Open Indo-Pacific

By |2020-09-02T16:48:27-10:00September 2nd, 2020|

Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies 25th Anniversary Speaker Event “Hindsight, Insight, Foresight:  Celebrating a Legacy to Educate, Connect, and Empower” Aug 26, 2020 - 05:30 PM Hawaii Combined with a moderated question and answer session. Transcription has been edited for readability. View/Download Document

Right-Wing Terrorism: An Interview with Retired FBI Special Agent Tom O’Connor

By |2020-06-03T12:29:54-10:00June 3rd, 2020|

After more than 20 years investigating terrorism for the FBI, Special Agent Tom O’Connor and his wife, Jean, retired on September 11th, 2019 in honor of the victims of 9/11 and those who tragically lost their lives due to 9/11-related illnesses. As a member of the Evidence Response Team (ERT), SA O’Connor worked some of the most significant terrorism cases in modern history, to include the bombing of the US Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya in 1998, the attack on the USS COLE in Yemen in 2000 and the plane strike on the Pentagon on September 11th, 2001. He also worked [...]

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