China’s Global Covid-19 Assistance is Humanitarian and Geopolitical. That’s Why People are Worried.

By |2020-04-14T11:41:18-10:00April 14th, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Journal, Dorman|Tags: , , , , |

Dr. David Dorman shares his Security Nexus perspective on “China’s Global COVID-19 Assistance is Humanitarian and Geopolitical. That’s Why People are Worried.” In this paper, Dorman writes “The main thrust of the Chinese Communist Party’s domestic propaganda work since late January has focused on masking the early role of the Party in stifling public health transparency and creating the pandemic crisis. The primary propaganda message, widely disseminated in domestic state-run media, highlighted the “political and organizational advantage” of the Communist Party in tackling the health emergency once the decision to contain the crisis was made in Beijing.” Read full paper Security [...]

Elizabeth Kunce

By |2019-10-15T14:41:52-10:00October 15th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Elizabeth Kunce joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in September 2019. Dr. Kunce’s professional background includes work with both civilian and security actors across a broad scope of operational settings from gang-ridden communities to international disaster response operations. She has worked within the United States criminal justice system primarily in the areas of police reform, race and police-community relations as well as various local, state, and federal gang and gun violence interventions. Elizabeth has extensive experience working with the United States Department of Defense (US DoD) in civil military coordination, training and operational [...]

Dr. Ryan discusses the need to integrate the private sector into international disaster response

By |2019-10-24T10:08:11-10:00April 1st, 2019|Categories: Ryan, news|Tags: , , , |

Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) professor Dr. Benjamin Ryan delivered a presentation on how and why the private sector should be integrated into international disaster response Mar. 26. The presentation was hosted Dr. Malinda Steenkamp and Ms. Johanna Garnett from the Torrens Resilience Institute, Flinders University, in Adelaide, Australia. The presentation was attended by representatives from the private sector, government and academia. Dr. Ryan discussed how increased disaster frequency and intensity throughout the Indo-Pacific is progressively pushing humanitarian agencies beyond their ability to cope and while the use of the military in such situations is standard [...]

Faculty addresses HADR rationale in Indo-Pacific

By |2019-10-24T10:08:13-10:00December 10th, 2018|Categories: Campbell, Ryan, Canyon, External Publications, Opinions/Editorials, news|Tags: , , , |

Three DKI APCSS Faculty members recently co-authored a paper entitled “Rationale for involving the private sector in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in the Indo-Pacific.” Dr. Benjamin Ryan, Dr. Deon Canyon and Dr. James Campbell all contributed to the paper. The article was also co-authored by Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, and the National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Risk Reduction. With the rise in disaster frequency and intensity throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, the article explores the significant opportunity that exists for international humanitarian and disaster relief systems [...]

DKI APCSS supports ASEAN Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief exercise

By |2019-10-24T10:09:32-10:00August 10th, 2018|Categories: Workshop, news|Tags: , , , |

The current co-chairs of the ASEAN Defence Ministers Plus Expert Working Group on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (ADMM Plus EWG HADR) are Malaysia and United States. As part of this co-chair role, both countries worked together to facilitate a table top exercise (TTX) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on July 25 and 26, 2018. DKI APCSS Associate Professor Benjamin Ryan had the opportunity of helping facilitate and review the TTX, and attend the meeting on July 27, 2018. This multinational exercise included representatives from all 18 ADMM Plus EWG HADR countries, ASEAN secretariat, ASEAN Coordination Centre for Humanitarian Assistance (AHA Centre), [...]

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