Twenty-four senior leaders graduated from the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies Senior Executive: Transnational Security Cooperation course Friday. They are military and civilian leaders representing: ASEAN, Pacific Island Forum, Asian Development Bank, Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Canada, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Korea, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, United States and Vietnam.
The course is an intensive program for current and future senior regional influencers/leaders; military officers at the one- to four-star level, as well as their civilian equivalents from the Asia-Pacific Region, as well as Canada, Chile and Peru. Curriculum emphasizes the impact of current and future change in the region, as impacted by regional and global security threats. Course includes guest speakers, interactive seminar workshop scenarios addressing complicated transnational threats, and discussions with Senior U.S. Pacific Command officials, all intended to share perspectives and further identify cooperative approaches to transnational security issues of common concern.