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APCSS Activities Report - October/November 2013
Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff visits APCSS
A distinguished alumnus of the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, General Emmanuel Bautista returned to visit the Center on October 18. The General and his colleagues received an update of new events and programs, toured the Center's new facilities, and co-chaired a roundtable discussion between his staff and APCSS leadership and faculty. See more...
APCSS holds joint workshop with the NZDF-CSC
A multinational group of 56 Fellows and faculty of the New Zealand Defence Force Command and Staff College attended a joint workshop at APCSS from November 4-7. Focused on security dynamics in the Asia-Pacific region, this was the third straight year that APCSS and the NZDF have partnered to support the CSC’s annual study tour. Read full article here, or see more here...
This workshop also featured a senior enlisted discussion forum comprised of senior enlisted leadership from each U.S. military branch and international military forces. See more here
APCSS in the News
Dr. Jeffrey Hornung wrote several articles and OpEd pieces during this period, including, “Asia territorial tensions set to get worse before they get better" for CNN World online, “Japan Chair Platform: A Chance for Allies to Focus on Alliance Issues” appearing on, “Japan’s Security Policies a Pragmatic Response to Changing Asia” for the World Politics Review, and he posted, “OpEd: Japan's New Security Policies” to APCSSLink
Dr. James Hauger co-authored a research paper with colleagues from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, “How Sustainable is Government-Sponsored Desertification Rehabilitation in China? Behavior of Households to Changes in Environmental Policies” published and released online. 
Dr. Miemie Byrd contributed, "Rise in import of edible palm oil could be deadly for people of Myanmar" in the latest edition of the Myanmar Gazette. Additionally, she appeared on “Asia in Review” covering the topic of "Buddhism in Myanmar" available as an audio webcast.
In partnership with the East-West Center and other Hawaii-based organizations promoting regional cooperation, APCSS co-sponsored a public lecture by renowned author, diplomat and scholar, Dr. Shinichi Kitaoka. Prior to this lecture, Dr. Kitaoka participated in a roundtable with APCSS professors, Dr. David Fouse and Dr. Jeffrey Hornung to discuss policy issues and the development of Japan’s first-ever National Security Strategy.
Dr. James Campbell spoke at a public lecture sponsored by the Hawaii-Indonesia Chamber of Commerce (HICHAM) at the Hawaii State Capitol on October 24 on “Investing in Indonesia: Indonesian Style”. 
Mr. Carlton Cramer, Dean of the College of Security Studies at APCSS, attended the ASEAN Regional Forum, Heads of Defense Universities, Colleges and Institutions Meetings (HDUCIM), held November 11-14 in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, Darussalam. Read more…
APOC 13-3 Graduates 100 Fellows
One hundred American and international Fellows graduated from the Asia-Pacific Orientation Course (APOC) 13-3, held November 4-8, at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. This was the third edition of this course given within the year, attracting participants from various on-island major component commands, civilian counterpart agencies and regional partnered nations including Australia, Brunei, Canada, Singapore and Republic of Korea. Read more...
Brown Bag Lunch broadcasted as Webinar
On November 6, APCSS hosted its first brown bag lunch seminar that was simultaneously live-streamed as a webinar. Entitled, “Security Implications of Recent North Korean Behavior,” the hour long presentation and discussion was provided by APCSS Director, retired Lt. Gen. Dan “Fig” Leaf. Read more...
US Ambassador to Australia visits APCSS
U.S. Ambassador John Berry toured APCSS on November 26, receiving an orientation and overview of upcoming events from APCSS Deputy Director, retired Brig. Gen. James Hirai. 
In this issue:
Alumni Publications
Several APCSS Alumni have been published recently. The below articles and blog entries are available to all APCSS Alumni.  Please note, you must be logged onto APCSSLink to access these web links:
-Alumni Blog "Disasters and disabilities: Factors to consider" by Ratindra Khatri (ASC 09-1).
-Alumni OpEd "Missing woods for trees- Focus on the larger picture in Kashmir" by retired Lt. Gen. Syed Ata Hasnain (EC 00-2).
-"Significance of Cooperation and Coordination in International Disaster Management System" by Dr. Meen Chhetri (CCM 09-1), who was awarded "Best Paper" at the 2013 International Emergency Management Society Conference. 
-"Indonesian Foreign Policy to China from the Birth of the Republic to the Post-Cold War Era" by Safarini Aidilla Kiemas, Amd. Im., SH., MPA (ASC 11-1).
Upcoming Events
Advanced Security Cooperation (ASC) 14-1 Course
January 9 - February 13, 2014
Senior Asia-Pacific Orientation Course (SEAPOC) 14-1
January 15-17, 2014 
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