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APCSS Activities Report - January 2013

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Orientation course sets APCSS record

In January, 148 American and international Fellows attended the popular one-week Asia-Pacific Orientation Course to become the largest class in APCSS history.  Although the majority of Fellows were from U.S. Pacific Command and other on-island major component commands as well as the U.S. Coast Guard, USAID, and U.S. Strategic Command, this class also included non-U.S. participants.   Read more...


Community Open House

In January, APCSS welcomed more than 100 neighbors, community leaders, family and friends to see what goes on inside the walls of the CenterSee more photos on the APCSS Facebook page at this link: Community Open House


Left: APCSS professor Jessica Ear provides a tour to Mr. Bill Linquist of the Waikiki Neighborhood Board and his wife.


Below: City Councilman Stanley Chang tours the new ethnobotanical garden with Cherrielynn Kamahele and Dr. Lori Forman.


Visiting Japan


APCSS Professors Dr. Jeffrey HornungDr. David Fouse and Jessica Ear (not shown), visited Japan in January to work on a special trilateral workshop publication. During the trip, Dr. Hornung and Dr. Fouse met with APCSS Alumni including Major Gen. Naotada Moriyama( EC04-3), Rear Admiral Eiichi Funada (SE07-2), Lt. Gen. Koichiro Bansho (EC00-2, CRC08-1) and Col Nakano who was a speaker at an APCSS course.

Faculty News & Publications

In January, Dr. Rouben Azizian participated in the George C. Marshall Center's Senior Executive Seminar which focused on regional cooperation and security in Central Asia.  He was also invited to speak at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS) and their student-run organization Political Analysis and Strategy Simulations (PASS).


Dr. David Fouse was interviewed by Voice of America on Japan's new stimulus plan - "Japan's Abe Unveils Massive Stimulus Plan."  


Dr. Jeffrey Hornung has been doing a lot of writing recently including a guest blog for the Council on Foreign Relations   "Japan, a Consequential Power"  and an article for  The Diplomat called "Japan and India's Growing Embrace." He was also quoted in the January 25 edition of Japan’s Shukan Posuto in an article entitled “Naze Abe Shushou ha Nyu-Yo-Ku Taimuzu ni Kokuhyou saretaka” (Why is Prime Minister Abe severely criticized by the New York Times?).


Dr. Alex Vuving was quoted in this Thanh Nien News article "East Sea tensions heat up as Philippines approaches UN tribunal."


Dr. Saira Yamin was profiled in The Saturday Post. You can read it at:

The Interface of Science, Technology & Security

“The Interface of Science, Technology & Security” edited Virginia Watson, Ph.D., is the latest publication produced by the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. The eBook includes updated papers from an APCSS science & technology (S&T) workshop which identified and assessed the most significant current and emerging scientific and technological developments, evaluated their impact on international security, and recommended priority S&T and security policy agenda items based on Asia-Pacific perspectives. Click here to access the book in its entirety and by chapter.

In this issue:

Orientation course sets APCSS record

Community Open House

Visiting Japan

Faculty News & Publications

The Interface of Science, Technology & Security

Upcoming Workshops


Comprehensive Security Responses to Terrorism (CSRT) Course 13-1

Feb. 21-Mar. 22



See APCSS Calendar

Upcoming Workshops

Building An Effective Security Sector Through Inclusion 

(Women, Peace & Security)

Mar. 12-14 in Nha Trang, Vietnam.


U.S-South Asia Leader Engagement Program: Charting the Water Future of South Asia 

With Harvard Kennedy School and Near East South Asia (NESA) Center

Apr 28 to May 3 in Cambridge, Mass.


Maritime Cooperation in the Ind-.Pacific Region: China, India, and U.S. Perspectives

May 21-23 in Honolulu, HI.




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


Admiral Cecil Haney, Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet


Susan N. Stevenson, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs & Public Diplomacy


Vikram J. Singh, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia  


Admiral William McRaven, U.S. Special Operations Command


Mr. Carmen Spencer, Joint Program Exec Office-Chemical, Biological Defense


Atul Keshap, U.S. Senior Official for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)


Dr. Linton Wells, Director, Center for Technology & National Security Policy


Senator J. Kalani English, Hawaii State, Chair of the Transportation & Interational Affairs Committe.

Previous Issues

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


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