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APCSS Activities Report - June/July 2013
APCSS welcomes Secretary of the Army and Commanding General of US Army Pacific
On July 23, APCSS hosted a visit from the Honorable John McHugh, Secretary of the Army, and General Vincent Brooks, Commanding General, US Army Pacific, for a tour and orientation of the center.  This visit occurred during the final day of Mr. McHugh’s regional tour, while observing the contributions the US Army is making to the region. See more  
APCSS in the News
Dr. Jeffrey W. Hornung had several publications, contributions and features during this period.  He published “For Japan’s Abe, Election Victory is the Easy Part” in the World Politics Review, and “Abe’s Challenges Ahead” was released on the Center for Strategic and International Studies website. He contributed “Drawing Lessons from Operation Tomodachi for Trilateral HA/DR Operations: A U.S. Perspective” to Enhancing Trilateral Preparedness and Relief Cooperation between Japan, U.S. and Australia: Approaches from Various Civil-Military Perspectives (Joint Research Project by the Association for Cooperation between Japan, U.S. and Australia, APCSS, and Queensland University of Technology, July 2013). He was featured on ThinkTech Hawaii’s broadcast of Pacific Forum’s Issues and Insights, “Abe’s Tailwind and the End of the ‘Twisted Diet’ for Japan” that aired July 25th on KGU 760AM and Livestream. Lastly, he was cited in Kirk Spitzer’s “Abe Calls for (Not Much) More of the Same” for Battleland Blog (TIME) on July 26.
Dr. Alexander Vuving has a chapter on Vietnam in the latest annual review of Southeast Asian Affairs by the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. -
Additionally, he was quoted by Voice of America on US-Vietnam comprehensive partnership. -
Dr. Jeffrey Reeves was quoted by Voice of America on Cyber Hacking. -
Laura Kahea Moriarty steps down as APCSS Dean of College of Security Studies
During a ceremony in her honor, retired U.S. Ambassador Lauren Kahea Moriarty stepped down as the Dean of College of Security Studies on July 24. “Dean Moriarty has made great contributions to APCSS and our mission—contributions which have had an impact throughout the Asia-Pacific region,” said APCSS Director Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Dan Leaf. Moriarty, who served as Dean for three years, joined APCSS in August 2010, after retiring from the U.S. Department of State.  Read more
New Dean of College of Security Studies announced
An expert on international law, retired U.S. Navy Captain Carleton R. Cramer was selected as the new Dean of College of Security Studies for the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies on July 25 and will officially begin his term August 11. According to APCSS Director, Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Dan “Fig” Leaf, Cramer was selected out of a highly qualified group of candidates. Cramer joined the Center in August 2004, and has most recently served as a senior faculty member focusing on terrorism, law of the sea and international law.  Read more
Asian Pacific Orientation Course concludes with 148 Fellows
During June 3-7, 148 Fellows participated in APOC 13-2, making this the second largest course in APCSS history, which included participants from U.S. Pacific Command, USAID, U.S. Strategic Command, and 18 international Fellows from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore, and Taiwan. APOC provides an overview of trends and current issues shaping the regional security environment, including current U.S. policies, while providing an introduction to regional cultures, politics, protocols and challenges. Read more… 
Transnational Security Cooperation Course graduates
From June 17-21, 26 executives from 25 different regional locations attended the Transnational Security Cooperation (TSC) course 13-2.  This intensive seminar program for current and future senior leaders, military general officers, and their civilian counterparts explored and examined the influences and affects of current and emerging regional and global security threats and their impacts to the Asian Pacific region.  Read more…
In this issue:
Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCM) Course
August 15 - September 17
Regional Security Architecture Joint Seminar - Australian Command and Staff College and APCSS
August 19-23
Bio-Preparedness  in the Asia-Pacific Workshop
September 23-27
Advanced Security Cooperation (ASC) Course
October 16 - November 15
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