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APCSS Activities Report - August 2013
Security Sector Development workshop
 
“Security Sector Development: National Priorities and Regional Approaches” was the focus of a workshop held at APCSS from July 29 to August 1. The workshop brought together teams from Bangladesh, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea as well as an attendee from Myanmar. Overall there were 20 international participants, international subject matter experts as well as a number of U.S. attendees. Read more
APCSS-ACSC Joint Seminar on Regional Security Architecture convenes for third year
The “Understanding, Shaping and Adapting to the Asia-Pacific Regional Security Architecture” joint-seminar was held August 19-22 at APCSS. The Australian Command and Staff College (ACSC) brought nine faculty and staff members representing military and civilian elements from Australia, Canada, China, Indonesia, New Zealand, and United Kingdom to join four U.S. participants in this event. The joint-seminar focused on building stronger regional security architecture and partners’ capacity. Read more
 
 
APCSS faculty contribute to joint report on disaster preparedness
APCSS faculty contributed to a joint report examining the challenges and possibilities of trilateral cooperation amongst U.S.-Japan-Australian responses to international disaster relief in the Asian-Pacific region. The report, “Enhancing Trilateral Disaster Preparedness and Relief Cooperation between Japan, U.S. and Australia: Approaches from Various Civil-Military Perspectives” compiled various subject matter expertise from the Association for Cooperation between Japan, U.S. and Australia (ACJUA), Queensland University of Technology (QUT), and APCSS. Read report
APCSS in the News
Dr. Jeffrey Hornung was interviewed and quoted in two articles for the Asia-Pacific Defense Forum online journal, "China, Japan trust levels drop dramatically" and, "China, Japan escalate Senkaku Islands conflict". Additionally, he published a blog article on the CNN World website,entitled, “No, Abe’s Japan isn’t a threat”.
 
Dr. Alexander Vuving was quoted for an article appearing in Voice of America online news journal, providing insight into maritime tensions in the South China Sea,“No Maritime Breakthrough Likely During ASEAN-China Talks”.
 
Traveling to China during the month of August, Dr. Scott Hauger is now working closely with the Lanzhou Branch of the Chinese Academy of Sciences to develop several future workshops focused on how Asia-Pacific nations, and various research and security elements, can collaborate to respond to the impacts of climate change in the region. Starting with an initial week long workshop in November 2013, this groundwork of direct coordination and information exchange will lay the foundation for future partnered seminars and workshops.
 
Read the latest “Director’s Vector” post from the APCSS Director, retired Lt. Gen. Dan Leaf, which highlights the importance and contributions of the visiting scholars’ program for the center.  
 
Several APCSS visiting scholars and interns have used APCSSLink to post blogs related to their fields of study.  Michael DeLaPaz released a post on Security Studies entitled, “In Kaesong Statement, North Korea Shows its Cards”, and George Flannery submitted an article on Environmental Security, “Leaks, the Environment and Security”.   
APCSS welcomes Comprehensive Crisis Management course 13-1
 
On August 15, APCSS welcomed 107 Fellows from 35 countries and the United Nations to the Comprehensive Crisis Management Course 13-1, which will run for five weeks. This course is intended to bring together international Fellows to build an intellectual foundation in crisis management and to enhance professional networking for cooperation in crisis planning and response. See more
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APCSS hosts first Webinar
On August 15, APCSS hosted 25 participants including 16 alumni from across the globe in the Center’s first-ever online webinar. Entitled, "The Impact of an Isolated Regime on Asia-Pacific Security" the webinar was specifically designed to stimulate constructive dialogue leading to coordinated activities that result from a regional perspective and multilateral approach to minimize the risks and leverage the opportunities presented by the isolated regime in North Korea. See more
Upcoming
Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCM) Course
August 15 - September 17
 
Bio-Preparedness in the Asia-Pacific Workshop
September 23 - 27
 
Advanced Security Cooperation (ASC) Course
October 10 - November 15
 
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