APCSS Editor2022-08-18T14:40:36-10:00August 18th, 2022|Tags: Navy|Comments Off on Liam A. Connel
Commander Liam Connel joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in July 2022 following a tour as the legal advisor to the Director, Navy Staff in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. CDR Connel was born and raised in California and commissioned with the Navy as a Judge Advocate General in 2003. He served as legal assistance attorney, defense counsel, trial counsel, staff judge advocate, and officer in charge during his first three Navy tours in San Diego, California, Rota, Spain and Lemoore, California from 2004-2011. From 2011-2012 CDR Connel served [...]
In recognition of a stellar career in Federal service, Deaf in Government (DIG), a 501(c)(3) organization, has selected Flo Rapozo as a chairperson for the upcoming events: the Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity (Honolulu, March 2023), and the Deaf in Government Conference (Washington, D.C., June 2023). “[Her selection] as chairperson speaks volumes about her professionalism, dedication and work ethic,” said Carlton Cramer, Dean of the College of Security Studies. For 22 years, Rapozo has supported the Center’s College of Security Studies as an Education Technician. As part of the College Operations staff she performs a variety [...]
Faculty and senior leadership from the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies traveled to Thailand in July to participate in the Senior Security Studies Program hosted by the Royal Thai Armed Forces’ Strategic Studies Center of the National Defence Studies Institute. The intensive one-week course for senior Thai security sector leaders, held in Bangsaen, Chonburi, emphasized the impact of change in the region as well as the capacity to manage change for both leaders and institutions. Thirty participants from a variety of government organizations attended the course. They represented various offices within Parliament; the Ministries of Defense, [...]
APCSS Editor2022-07-27T11:44:31-10:00July 27th, 2022|Tags: Faculty|Comments Off on Jeffery C. Higgins
Lieutenant Colonel Jeff Higgins came to the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in July 2022 as an Army War College Fellow following his assignment at United States Army Pacific Command (USARPAC) as the Secretary of the General Staff. A native of Jacksonville, FL, Lieutenant Colonel Higgins graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2002 and was commissioned as an Infantry Officer. Upon commissioning, Lieutenant Colonel Higgins was assigned to Charlie Company, 2-327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division where he deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom I as a Rifle Platoon Leader. His other key assignments [...]
On Monday morning (July 25, 2022), Myanmar’s military junta released the news that they executed four political prisoners who were leaders in the movement for democracy. Social media went into over-drive expressing outrage, sorrow, and defiance against the military junta. Domestically and internationally, communities swiftly condemned the unjust execution of the democracy movement leaders.
Aloha everyone. What a gorgeous day to graduate. My name is Eun Jung Yi, and it is a great honour to be up here speaking to you on behalf of CSC-22. I am honored to share this day with you, a day that represents the culmination of an enormous amount of hard work, friendship, and - I dare to say - love.
Commander Steven Stowers came to the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in June 2022 following his Executive Officer tour with U.S. Coast Guard Activities Far East (FEACT) at Yokota Air Base, Tokyo, Japan. He was the principal advisor to the Commanding Officer and was the alternate in performing a wide range of federal authorizations to include Officer-in-Charge of Marine Inspections. Maintaining the Coast Guard’s largest area of responsibility, Activities Far East oversees port security and marine safety operations spanning 43 countries from the Hawaiian Islands to the India/Pakistan border and as far south [...]
On July 14, DKI APCSS professor Dr. Sungmin Cho joined a panel of experts to discuss North Korea’s most recent nuclear tests and the effects of the Russia-Ukraine war. In his remarks Dr. Cho presented his analyses on (1) the Chinese view of North Korea’s military provocations in 2022, (2) the impact of the Russia-Ukraine war on the Korean Peninsula, and (3) the possibility of North Korea’s 7th nuclear test. The session included panelists Dr. Victor Cha, Senior Vice President for Asia at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Mr. Ankit Panda, Senior Fellow of Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Markus [...]
Dr. Richard R. Vuylsteke joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies as a Professor on the faculty in January 2022 after serving five years in Honolulu as President of the East-West Center. During his career, he has worked in seven different professional sectors: military, academia, think tanks, government, international journalism, editing and publishing, and business organization and not-for-profit NGO leadership. Before returning to Hawaii in 2017, he spent 30 years working in Asia, the last 18 years as President of American Chambers of Commerce, first in Taiwan and then in Hong Kong. He has [...]