Jeffery C. Higgins

By |2022-07-27T11:44:31-10:00July 27th, 2022|Tags: |

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 include: [...]

Steven D. Stowers

By |2022-07-22T15:20:44-10:00July 22nd, 2022|Tags: , , |

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 as [...]

Richard R. Vuylsteke

By |2022-07-20T14:03:44-10:00July 20th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

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 wide [...]

Michael C. Long

By |2022-07-19T13:56:25-10:00October 7th, 2021|Tags: , , |

Captain Michael Long joined the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in July 2021 as a military faculty member.He was Commander of Sector Honolulu where he led Coast Guard missions throughout the Hawaiian Islands and American Samoa.CAPT Long’s other operational assignments include Deputy Commander of Sector Miami, Senior Defense Official / Defense Attaché at the US Embassy to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Response Department Head and Search and Rescue Mission Coordinator at Sector Puget Sound, Port Operations at Marine Safety Office New Orleans, and Assistant Operations Officer at the Gulf Strike Team.His staff tours include serving as the Coast Guard [...]

Kristina L. Richardson

By |2022-07-19T15:06:14-10:00September 8th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Colonel Kristina L. Richardson joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security in July 2021 as a Senior Service College Military Fellow.  A native of Southern California, Col.Richardson entered the Army in 1995 as a cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point.  She graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1999, making her the first in her family to graduate from college and commission into the Army.Col. Richardson has served most of her Army career as a combat helicopter pilot flying the UH60 Blackhawk and UH72 Lakota helicopters.  She transitioned later in her military career [...]

Matt Tweed

By |2022-07-19T15:16:28-10:00June 4th, 2021|Tags: , |

Major Matt Tweed joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in May 2021 as the College of Security Studies Operations Officer after a four-year posting as the III Marine Expeditionary Force (III MEF) Oceania Desk Officer in Okinawa, Japan. He is a U.S. Marine Corps Regional Affairs Officer – Northeast Asia, and has over 7 years of continuous operational experience in the Indo-Pacific region, with extensive in-country experience in Japan, South Korea, and Australia partnered with their respective militaries.A prior-enlisted Air / Naval Gunfire Liaison Company (ANGLICO) Marine, and currently an Infantry Officer by trade, Major Tweed [...]

Sebastian Kevany

By |2022-07-19T13:53:32-10:00February 2nd, 2021|Tags: , |

Dr. Sebastian “Bass” Kevany joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in January 2021. He is a specialist in health security, health diplomacy, health as foreign policy, international relations, and global public health. Within these realms, he has gained extensive experience in the fields of monitoring and evaluation; cost-effectiveness analysis; diplomacy; national and international security; conflict resolution; and the use of global health engagement as a means of preventing or resolving international conflict.Dr. Kevany has also gained extensive field work via 100+ missions to the Middle East and Northern Africa; Oceania; the South Pacific; and [...]

Timothy Buehrer

By |2022-07-20T14:03:11-10:00December 2nd, 2020|Tags: , |

Dr. Timothy Buehrer joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in September 2020. Dr. Buehrer has over 30 years’ experience as an economist and a lawyer advising governments and other organizations in Southeast Asia, Micronesia, Africa, the Middle East, and the United States. Over his career Dr. Buehrer has organized and taught in well over one hundred training events for government officials and supported efforts of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency of International Development to promote stronger linkages between the U.S. and the countries where he was working. For over [...]

Howard C. Eyth

By |2022-07-19T13:48:06-10:00October 27th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Lieutenant Colonel Howard Eyth joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in February 2020 as a military faculty member after a three-year posting as the U.S. Marine Attaché to Singapore.  He is a U.S. Marine Corps Foreign Area Officer – Western Europe, and Regional Affairs Officer – Southeast Asia by experience, having lived, studied, and worked for 18 years in Europe, and 18 more years in the Indo-Pacific region.  He brings extensive experience in Europe and Asia Security, Defense Diplomacy, Security Cooperation, Contingency and Crisis Response Planning and Execution, Defense Requirements Generation and Resource Allocation.  Born and [...]

Srini Sitaraman

By |2022-07-19T15:09:00-10:00February 10th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Dr. Srini Sitaraman joined the Daniel K. Inouye Center for Asia Pacific Studies (DKI APCSS) as a Professor in December 2019. His focus at the DKIAPCSS is on the Indo-Pacific Security with a particular focus on South Asia, Regional Conflict, and India-China Relations. He is also interested in New Technologies & International Security, Internet and Digital Diplomacy, Nonproliferation, and the United Nations and International Law.Prior to arriving at the DKI APCSS, Dr. Sitaraman was a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Clark University in Worcester, MA, where he directed the award-winning Model United Nations Program. He [...]

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