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APCSS Activities Report - May 2012 

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Advanced Security Cooperation

Advanced Security Cooperation (ASC12-1) Fellows participated in Memorial Day ceremony at Punchbowl- the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Below is a group photo taken with ADM Samuel Locklear, Commander, U.S. Pacific Command.


Some stats on our latest class: ASC12-1 is made up of 89 Fellows from 36 countries and territories as well as an ASEAN rep. There are 70 male, 19 female ( our highest number ever) Fellows. Of them, 39 are military and 50 are civilians (govt).




The course concluded on June 5th.  The next Advanced security Cooperation Course will be held in September.


Faculty News & Publications

Note: The views expressed in these articles are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, U.S. Pacific Command, the U.S. Department of Defense, or the U.S. government.



Dr. Alexander Vuving's paper - What is China Rising To? Assessing China's and America's Primacy Potentials - is one of the top 10 downloads on the Social Science Research Network this week.


Dr. Mohan Malik published an article entitled “The Pivot in US-China Relations” in the Foreign Policy section of the China – US Focus website


Dr. Miemie Byrd was recently on Asia in Review to discuss changes and reform in Myanmar. The interview is now available online at:

2012 Resilience Conference

The 2012 Resilience Conference is coming to Hawaii June 7th at the University of Hawaii, Manoa School of Architecture. APCSS is one of several co-hosts. Follow this link for more info:


Synopsis:  We face the possibility of natural disasters, terrorism, and technological failures and “cascading” events such as the earthquake/tsunami/nuclear disaster in Japan. This conference brings together speakers, practitioners, and scholars experienced in responding to, recovering from, and rebuilding communities that have experienced disaster. Catastrophic events require multi-disciplinary, engaged “whole community” efforts. Co-sponsored by government, military, scientific, academic, and non-governmental training and research organizations, we invite you to join us for a day of “thinking the unthinkable” and planning for resilience. Each panel will have keynote presentations and responses from our local community.

Comprehensive Health Security Workshop

The Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, in collaboration with the Lao PDR Ministry of Health, will conduct this security and health workshop focused on an integrated, comprehensive strategy for regional security cooperation connected to disease outbreaks among the Lower Mekong Countries. 

The workshop entitled "Comprehensive Health Security” to be held June 12-15, 2013 in Vientiane, Lao PDR.


This is a multilateral event with expected participation of 36 policy-level participants from Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Lao PDR.  Participants will offer whole of society representation to include government officials from ministries such as public health, defense, agriculture, foreign trade and crisis management as well as regional and international organizations. In addition up to 10 Lao PDR APCSS alumni may attend as observers.  Presenters include representatives from the World Health Organization and  USAID.


APCSS hosts a number of Communities of Interest on APCSSLink, also known as GlobalNet:

This communities are open to all APCSS Alumni. Please note you must be logged onto APCSSLink for these links to work properly.

In this issue:

Advanced Security Cooperation

Faculty News & Publications

2012 Resilience Conference

Comprehensive Health Security Workshop



Advanced Security Cooperation (ASC)

May 2 - June 5, 2012 



Transnational Security Cooperation (TSC) June 25-29, 2012


Asia-Pacific Orientation Course (APOC)July 30 - Aug. 3, 2012. 


See Full Course Calendar


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



- Amb. Bonnie Jenkins, US State Dept., Coordinator for Threat Reduction Programs 


- Lt. Gen. Wiercinski, U.S. Army Pacific

- Honolulu Star-Advertiser Editorial Board


- Capstone


- Maj. Gen. Fuller, 25th ID(L)


- Ms. Jennifer Stout, Deputy Asst. Secretary (State), Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs.


- NDU International Fellows


Director's Vector

APCSS Director Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Dan Leaf has joined the blogosphere. You can read his blogs here.  


Previous Issues

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


Copies are also posted on GlobalNet and APCSSLink.

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