Henry Rector

By |2020-10-02T14:38:07-10:00October 2nd, 2020|Tags: , , |

Mr. Henry Rector joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in September 2020 as a Senior Diplomatic Advisor (SDA) after a three-year posting as head of the Political Section at the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand.  Mr. Rector is a member of the State Department’s Senior Foreign Service, holding the rank of Counselor (military equivalent O7). Prior to his assignment in Bangkok, he was Deputy Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.  Drawing on 31 years of experience both overseas and in Washington, he has expertise in democratic transition, political-military affairs, and [...]

Making the Most of It, Part II: Xi Jinping Leverages Coronavirus ‘War Without Smoke’ to Spur Digital Transformation, Test National Defense Mobilization

By |2020-04-27T12:19:21-10:00April 27th, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Journal, Dorman|Tags: , , , , , |

“Making the Most of It, Part II: Xi Jinping Leverages Coronavirus ‘War Without Smoke’ to Spur Digital Transformation, Test National Defense Mobilization” is a new paper authored by Dr. David Dorman for Security Nexus. In this paper, Dorman states that “Despite being tied to the pandemic or “economic restart,” current Chinese domestic propaganda efforts on topics ranging from “crisis management” to “digital transformation” and “defense mobilization” did not originate with the coronavirus. Instead, each represents an agile repackaging of Communist Party guidance and propaganda messaging that was already months or years old. Facing a crisis of confidence following its muddled response to [...]

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 [...]

Making the Most of It: China’s Military Wins the Covid-19 Fight in Wuhan

By |2020-04-06T14:29:39-10:00April 6th, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Journal, Dorman|Tags: , , , , , |

Dr. David Dorman shares his perspective on “Making the Most of It: China’s Military Wins the Covid-19 Fight in Wuhan” for Security Nexus. In this Op Ed, Dorman states that “An important part of China’s domestic propaganda work since January has been to obfuscate the Communist Party’s early role in allowing a virus that has killed tens of thousands worldwide to spread unchecked across and out of China. One method has been to commandeer the image of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) medical staff saving lives in Wuhan to mask the Party’s role in creating the crisis.” Read full paper

The Value of Thought Leadership in a World in Crisis

By |2020-04-05T23:32:30-10:00April 3rd, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Canyon, Journal|Tags: , , |

“The Value of Thought Leadership in a World in Crisis” is the latest Security Nexus Perspective by Dr. Deon Canyon. In this OpEd, Canyon discusses the role that the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies plays in Thought Leadership. According to the author,” Executives and decision-makers who manage national and transboundary security issues have limited time and many competing interests vie for their attention. Despite this, most indicate that they dedicate the necessary time required to review guidance from reliable and trusted sources. However, they note that identifying sources that meet their needs is not easy. Making this more [...]

Gene Richards

By |2019-10-18T08:19:23-10:00October 17th, 2019|Tags: , |

Colonel Gene Richards has served at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies as Associate Dean for Operations, Senior Military Official and Senior Military Professor since 2019. Commissioned in the Army as a Combat Engineer Officer and later transitioning to duty as Foreign Area Officer, Colonel Richards has spent most of his military career operating and traveling throughout the Asia-Pacific region. As a combat engineer, he served in Hawaii and the Republic of Korea in heavy construction, mechanized and light engineer units, as well as on the staff of the U.S. Army Pacific. In 1995, he [...]

Peter A. Gumataotao

By |2019-05-10T15:44:59-10:00February 9th, 2018|Tags: , |

Rear Admiral (Ret) Pete Gumataotao is a native of Guam and currently serving as the Director, Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS). He is a 1981 graduate of the United States Naval Academy and earned his Master of Arts degree in National Security Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College in 1994. Pete has extensive experience operating globally during 37 years of active duty service, including eight years as a U.S. Navy flag officer. In addition to undertaking eleven deployments conducting defense and security exercises, he served in senior leadership positions to include [...]

Lori Forman

By |2019-09-10T10:48:18-10:00September 16th, 2011|Tags: , , |

Lori Forman joined the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in August 2011.  She brings to the center a unique international background in corporate, government, academic and non-profit sectors.  An expert on international economic development and foreign aid, Dr. Forman has extensive field experience in sustainable development, labor mobility, civil society and public-private partnerships. Dr. Forman served as a visiting professor at Keio University in Japan in three academic years.  Most recently in 2009-2010, she taught a graduate seminar on public-private partnerships while conducting research for her doctoral dissertation on the same topic.  In the 1999-2000 and 2000-2001 academic [...]

Richard F. Sears

By |2019-02-25T15:27:21-10:00April 16th, 2010|Tags: , |

Dick Sears joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in July 2002 and serves as the Dean of Admissions & Business Operations. His responsibilities at the Center encompass all business operations to include finance, personnel, information management systems, infrastructure, global workshops/engagements, the Research library and all aspects of participant admissions to the College of Security Studies. His principle activities at the Center are focused on the transformation of operations to support DKI APCSS long-term strategic plan. Mr. Sears previously served as the Chairman of the Department of Transnational Studies in the College of [...]

James T. Hirai

By |2019-02-25T15:24:49-10:00April 16th, 2010|Tags: , |

The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) is a Department of Defense executive education, conference and research center established in Honolulu on September 4, 1995. DKI APCSS supports the U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM) and the Department of Defense with in-residence and outreach activities designed to help security practitioners and influencers from throughout the Asia-Pacific region expand their knowledge, improve their skills and expand their professional networks of colleagues committed to enhancing effective security cooperation. Jim Hirai joined DKI APCSS in April 2006 after retiring from active duty in the U.S. Army. As the special [...]

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