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APCSS Activities Report - September 2013
APCSS hosts Royal Thai Armed Forces Generals visit
On September 6, APCSS hosted a visit from Lt. Gen. Tarnchaiyan Srisuwan, Maj. Gen. Parinya Khoonnasee, Maj. Gen. Wittaya Wachirakul and nine senior officers accompanied by four delegates from Joint U.S. Military Advisory Group Thai (JUSMAGTHAI). Intended to further cultivate a close working relationship, these officers received an orientation tour by the APCSS leadership and faculty. See more…
Bio-Preparedness in the Asia-Pacific Workshop
From 23-27 September, APCSS partnered with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and U.S. Pacific Command to conduct a “Bio-Preparedness in the Asia Pacific” workshop. This event, held at APCSS in Honolulu, welcomed 34 security practitioners and senior professionals from 13 different countries and territories. It provided an opportunity to explore and discuss the various challenges associated with effective preparation and response to a spectrum of biological threats in the region, while promoting greater coordination and cooperation efforts across government and non-government entities amongst the represented nations. See more…
Comprehensive Crisis Management 13-1 course graduates
One hundred and five military and civilian Fellows from 35 countries and territories graduated from the Comprehensive Crisis Management course on September 17. As the course manager noted, there was an “exceptionally high level of critical thinking and analysis among the participants in this course, which stimulated strategic level discussion on second and third order effects of crisis leadership decisions.” Read more…
APCSS in the News
Dr. Saira Yamin published, “Global Governance: Rethinking the US Role in Afghanistan Post 2014” in the latest Journal for South Asian Development. Read more… 
Dr. Mohan Malik was featured in the Septmeber edition of "Diplomatist" print and online magazine for his article entitled, "Beyond Borders: Delineating the Sino-Indi Territorial Dispute."
APCSS director, retired Lt. Gen. Dan Leaf, spoke to nearly 100 APCSS alumni in Kathmandu, Nepal on September 8 while on a regional engagement visit to multiple countries. During this visit to Nepal, he was part of a panel discussing the U.S. Rebalance to the Asia-Pacific, and allowed him to meet with other senior alumni and the Chief of the Nepal Army. See more…
Mr. Carlton Cramer, Dean of the College of Security Studies at APCSS, appeared on “Hawaii News Now” on September 11 to discuss international and inter-agency security cooperation in two live segments. See more…
APCSS Deputy Director, retired Brig. Gen. Jim Hirai, spoke at a ceremony to honor the sacrifices and contributions of Japanese America soldiers at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu on September 30. See video and related article...
APCSS Celebrates 18th Anniversary
On September 4, APCSS Staff, Faculty and Fellows celebrated the Center's 18th Anniversary, having officially opened in 1995 and having produced 7,781 alumni to date. See more…
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APCSS Course Update
Due to the U.S. Government shutdown and temporary furlough of civilian employees, a few courses have been rescheduled. See the updated list of upcoming courses by visiting the APCSS calendar. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this has caused to our Fellows and ask that you continue to check the APCSS website or APCSS Facebook page for additional updates, as they occur.  
Asia-Pacific Orientation Course (APOC)
November 4-8
APCSS-NZDF CSC Joint Workshop
November 4-7
Transnational Security Cooperation (TSC) Course
December 9-13
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