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Activities Report - July 2011

IVLP members become 'Fellows for a Day'

Sixteen Members of the Department of States’ International Visitor Leadership Program visited APCSS  on July 28 to participate in a faculty panel and mini-workshop on Media and Crisis Management. They observed a negotiations exercise lecture by an APCSS faculty member. APCSS Acting Director, Brig. Gen. (Ret.) James T. Hirai, also met the group and provided a tour and briefing of the APCSS mission. 

Making an impact on future leaders

Students from Punahou High School's Student Global Leadership Institute (SGLI) visited APCSS July 26 where they met with faculty members, and discussed topics of importance to the Asia-Pacific region. The SGLI is an international program that brings students together from around the world for two weeks to discuss global issues.  Read more about the program:   



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Faculty & Staff Updates

In June, APCSS bid a fond farewell to a number of faculty and staff, including Maj. Mike Craighead, Col. Timothy Small, Lt.Col. Stew Taylor and SSG Amanda Wakefield.  


During this time APCSS also welcomed Col. Timothy Ryan as Chief of Staff, Col. Steven Huss, Col. Yeong Pak, Lt. Col. John Lloyd, Capt. Douglas Krugman,  Lt. Col. (P) Mike Lwin, Lt. Col. Chris Heming, Maj. Derrick Connor, Ms. Lori Forman, and Ms. Josefa Brettler.


Faculty Publications & Interviews


Dr. Mohan Malik has a new book out entitled China and India: Great Power Rivals.  According to the book description: "Despite burgeoning trade and cultural links, China and India remain fierce competitors in a world of global economic rebalancing, power shifts, resource scarcity, environmental degradation, and other transnational security threats. Mohan Malik explores this increasingly important and complex relationship, grounding his analysis in the history of the two countries.


"Malik describes a geopolitical rivalry underpinned by contrasting systems, values, and visions. His comparative analysis covers the broad spectrum of challenges that China and India face. Drawing on his extensive research and on-the-ground experience, he concludes with a discussion of alternative strategic futures for Sino-Indian relations."


The Risks of 'Disaster Nationalism' by Dr. Jeffrey Hornung was recently featured in the PACNET newsletter - 


Dr. Alex Vuving appeared on "Asia in Review" to discuss tension in the South China Sea. You can watch it online at:


Upcoming Workshops & Outreach Events

Northeast and Central Asia Transnational Security Challenges in Ungoverned Spaces: Physical and Virtual 

6-9 Sept 2011, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia


This workshop will focus on the challenges of “Ungoverned Spaces” in a North Asian context, specifically addressing the following areas that have been developed from assessment of the most relevant issues, as well as consideration for the areas of greatest potential for impact in combating terrorism:


 -Physical “Ungoverned Spaces:” the geographic challenges of porous borders including governance and corruption that is conducive to transnational trafficking in goods (drugs, weapons, commercial and counterfeit products, etc.) and persons (TIP) and the resultant enabling environment (financial and logistical) that contributes to terrorism.


 -Virtual “Ungoverned Spaces:” specifically focused on challenges of cyber security issues that impact state capacity to secure critical infrastructure protection (CIP) against the vulnerability to terrorist attack.


The expansion of global interdependence continues to confront the ability of states to meet the expectations of governing the ‘spaces’ that fall within their responsibility in both physical and virtual dimensions. Across North Asia, the need to secure these spaces against the use for illicit means by criminal, financially-motivated, ideologically- or politically- motivated terrorist organizations is a growing challenge. The necessity of security practitioners across government and society to have a full understanding of the scope of the challenge and to identify ways for collaboration in order to effectively and more efficiently ‘raise the cost and reduce the benefit’ to both criminal and terrorist actors is critical to the collective regional and global security environment. Simply, transnational security challenges today in the 21st Century require collective security and transnational solutions to both mitigate and defeat.

In this issue:

IVLP members become 'Fellows for a Day'

Making an impact on future leaders

More News

Upcoming Workshops & Outreach Events

APCSSLink Blogs

Annual Report



Asia-Pacific Orientation Course (APOC)   

Aug. 22-26


Advanced Security Cooperation Course (ASC) Sep. 8-Oct. 12 



Transnational Security Cooperation (TSC) Course

Dec. 5-9


See Full Course Calendar


Recently, APCSS was pleased to host orientation visits by a number of distinguished visitors/groups including:



Ambassador Carol Rodley, U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia


Maj. Gen. Jun Dong-woon, Republic of Korea Ministry of Defense


Symposium on East Asia Security (SEAS)


Hawaii State Rep. Awana, Chair of International Affairs Committee with 8 committee members

APCSSLink Blogs

The following are some of the latest blogs & stories to appear on our alumni portal - APCSSLink. Please note: you must have access to APCSSLink in order to view these files.


Resources to learn more about Social Media


Good Governance - A likely solution to curb terrorism


Thoughts on the South China Sea


Pakistan, At Sea (or, How To Tell A Pearl From A Cement Block)


Naval Effort to Counter Piracy

Annual Report

The 2010 APCSS Annual Report is now available online. Click here to download a copy.

Previous Issues

You can find past issues of the APCSS Activities Report and the Military Construction newsletter online here.  


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