Inez Miyamoto

By |2019-10-21T16:14:36-10:00October 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 [...]

David Dorman

By |2019-09-19T10:08:07-10:00September 10th, 2019|Tags: , |

Dr. David Dorman joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in August 2019. Dr. Dorman has more than 35 years of experience working East Asian security issues while serving on Capitol Hill and in the U.S. Department of Defense. He was awarded the Presidential Rank of Distinguished Executive in 2012 for his support to U.S. national-level strategy and policy development, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joint Distinguished Civilian Service Award in 2016 for his contribution to improving the operational effectiveness of the Joint Force. Before arriving at DKI APCSS, Dr. [...]

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 [...]

John Hemmings

By |2020-03-25T16:58:25-10:00August 5th, 2019|Tags: , |

Dr. John Hemmings,  joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in July 2019.  His areas of focus at DKI APCSS are Northeast Asian security, Japanese defence policy, the Indo-Pacific concept, alliance theory, and US alliances. He takes a special interest in 5G and national security. Prior to arriving at DKI APCSS, Dr. Hemmings was the founding Director of the Asia Studies Centre and Deputy Research Director at the Henry Jackson Society, a trans-Atlantic think tank in London. During this time, he regularly briefed multiple government departments and agencies, including the UK Cabinet Office, the [...]

J. “Lumpy” Lumbaca

By |2020-04-07T11:19:11-10:00March 19th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

J. “Lumpy” Lumbaca, US Army Special Forces (Retired), joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in March 2019. Prior to his arrival at the Center, Lumpy served for over twenty years on Active Duty in various positions throughout the US Special Operations Forces (SOF) community with primary emphasis on the Indo-Pacific region. He commanded Green Berets at the A-Team and B-Team levels, and held various other positions within the US Army’s 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne). At Special Operations Command Pacific (SOCPAC), he served in the SOJ5 (Policy & Plans) and SOJ3 (Operations) directorates. In combat, [...]

Jim Mcmullin

By |2020-05-05T16:30:22-10:00January 16th, 2019|Tags: , , |

Captain Jim McMullin, a Naval Foreign Area Officer (FAO), came to the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in December 2018 to serve as a Military Professor with a focus on Maritime Security Cooperation. CAPT McMullin began his military career when he was commissioned to be a Submarine Warfare Officer in the U.S. Navy in May 1995. He is a graduate of several military and specialty schools including: Naval Nuclear Power School, Nuclear Power Training Unit, Naval Submarine School, Naval Diving & Salvage Training Center, Naval War College (non-resident), Joint Forces Staff College, and the Defense Language [...]

Sungmin Cho

By |2020-05-04T12:41:50-10:00October 29th, 2018|Tags: , |

Dr. Sungmin Cho joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in August 2018. His area of research interests covers China-Korean Peninsula relations, North Korea’s nuclear program, Korean unification, and the US alliance in East Asia. Dr. Cho also closely follows the domestic politics of China, Taiwan, and North Korea. Prior to arriving at DKI APCSS, Dr. Cho was a lecturer for the Asian Studies Program at Georgetown University from 2016 to 2018, where he taught on a range of subjects including the domestic politics of China and the politics of nuclear weapons in East [...]