Sebastian Kevany

By |2021-05-07T13:23:50-10:00February 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 epidemics, pandemics, 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 public health and epidemic control programs 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 [...]

Timothy Buehrer

By |2020-12-02T15:26:42-10:00December 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 a [...]

Henry Rector

By |2020-11-03T17:02:27-10:00October 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 [...]

Albert J. Shimkus, Jr.

By |2020-09-21T16:01:56-10:00September 21st, 2020|Tags: , |

Albert J. Shimkus, Jr. joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies in May of 2020. Professor Shimkus, a Viet Nam veteran (1968 – 1968), retired from the Nurse Corps, United States Navy in 2007. He is a graduate of the Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Worcester, MA; Salem University, Salem, MA; George Washington University, Washington, DC; and the Naval War College. During his naval career, he served as a registered nurse anesthetist and accumulated over 11 years at sea. He was selected to serve as senior medical department representative on the pre-commissioning crews of the [...]

Sila Pang

By |2020-11-03T16:41:40-10:00September 21st, 2020|Tags: , |

Lieutenant Colonel Sila Pang joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in July 2020 as a military faculty member. She is a United States Air Force and Foreign Area Officer with extensive experience in the Indo-Pacific region. Lt. Col. Pang spent most of her military career operating and traveling throughout the Asia-Pacific region serving in diverse capacities to promote regional and international cooperation. Her staff and operational experience includes Staff Officer for Manpower, Personnel and Services Directorate in the Pacific Air Force Command at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii; Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction [...]

Inez Miyamoto

By |2020-10-15T12:17:57-10:00October 18th, 2019|Tags: , |

Dr. Inez Miyamoto joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in 2019. Prior to joining the DKI APCSS, Dr. Miyamoto was a special agent at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) where she led cyber investigative teams responding to a wide variety of crimes (i.e., intrusions, fraud, child pornography, intellectual property rights, and counterintelligence) and conducted strategic planning, risk analysis and compliance while at FBI Headquarters. Dr. Miyamoto holds CISSP and GSEC certifications and is a FBI National Academy (266) graduate. She was awarded with the following: Ph.D. Engineering Management, George Washington University; [...]

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 [...]

Sam Mullins

By |2019-10-31T15:06:24-10:00October 15th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

Dr. Sam Mullins joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in August 2019. Prior to joining DKI APCSS, Dr. Mullins spent the previous seven years as a professor of counter-terrorism at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, during which time he contributed to the professional education of more than a thousand counter-terrorism (CT) and security practitioners from around the globe, and participated in CT outreach activities in some two dozen countries. In recognition of his efforts he was awarded the Superior Civilian Service Award in March 2019.Dr. Mullins has [...]

Ethan Allen

By |2020-05-05T16:25:42-10:00September 9th, 2019|Tags: , |

Dr. Ethan Allen joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in August, 2019. Previously, at Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, Dr. Allen oversaw the development and growth of PREL’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics education programs throughout Hawaii and the other U.S.-affiliated Pacific islands. As a central part of this work, Dr. Allen served as Principal Investigator of the National Science Foundation’s Water for Life: Community Education for Water Conservation and Rainwater Harvesting in the United States Affiliated Pacific Islands program. This five-year, $2.6 million project fostered broad community water science learning, improved [...]

Michael B. Dorschner

By |2019-09-09T14:01:47-10:00September 9th, 2019|Tags: , |

Lieutenant Colonel Mike Dorschner joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in 2019 as a military faculty member. As a U.S. Army Foreign Area Officer, he brings experience from living, studying, and working in a variety of positions around the Indo-Pacific region, with specific expertise in Northeast Asian security, Chinese relations, and security cooperation throughout Southeast Asia. Lt. Col. Dorschner’s previous assignment was in Mongolia, where he served two years as the U.S. Defense Attaché and Senior Defense Official at the U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar.  Prior to that he spent three years as the [...]

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