Michael C. Long

By |2021-10-07T17:13:16-10:00October 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 [...]

W. Brent Christensen

By |2021-10-06T16:55:52-10:00October 6th, 2021|Tags: , , |

Dr. W. Brent Christensen joined the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS) in September 2021.  This is the second time he has served in this role at APCSS, where he served previously 2015-17. Dr. Christensen has been in the U.S. Foreign Service for over 30 years and most recently served as the Director of the American Institute in Taiwan 2018-21.  He was Deputy Director of the American Institute in Taiwan 2012-15.  Prior to that, he was Director of the State Department’s Office of Taiwan Coordination.  He has served three assignments at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, the most [...]

Sebastian Kevany

By |2021-07-08T11:13:14-10:00February 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, epidemics, pandemics, 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 [...]

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