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APCSS Activities Report - May 2014
ASC Course 14-2 Concludes 
One hundred and one Fellows, representing 33 different nations from around the world, completed the intensive, four and a half week Advanced Security Cooperation (ASC) course 14-2 on May 15.  This was the second of three iterations of this popular, executive education course planned for this year.  Read more here, or see additional photos here.
NDU's CAPSTONE Course Visits APCSS
On May 9, APCSS hosted 18 Flag and General Officers from various branches of the U.K. and U.S. military services, partaking in the CAPSTONE Course of the U.S. National Defense University (NDU). These senior military leaders were provided an orientation tour and update on the Center's course and workshop schedule, before participating in an enhanced security seminar session (pictured above, during introductory comments by the APCSS Director.)
APCSS in the News
Dr. Mohan Malik and Dr. Alexander Vuving were both quoted in an article on the rising tensions at sea between China and Vietnam, available here.  Dr. Vuving continues on this topic in an article written for the Indo-Pacific Review, available here.
 
Associate Professor Jessica Ear spoke to U.S. Navy personnel at Pearl Harbor to commemorate the Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month on May 22.  See more...
 
Dr. Jeffrey Hornung and Professor Shyam Tekwani co-authored an Op-Ed for The Diplomat, entitled, "Modi is NOT India's Shinzo Abe."
 
APCSS Director, retired Lt. Gen. Dan "Fig" Leaf, visited Nepal to engage military leaders and security experts in the nation.  Read more... 
Alumni in the News
 
The Alumni Association of Nepal was recognized as the APCSS Alumni Association of the year, out of 54 alumni associations worldwide, by the APCSS Director while on travel in the region.  Read more...
 
H.E. AMB Ganbold Baasanjav (TSC 10-2), Mongolian Ambassador to the U.S., spoke at the International Forum for Trilateral Cooperation 2014. A transcript copy of his speech, "A New Model of Integration in Northeast East Asia: Trust Building and Increased Bilateral Cooperation as a Foundation" is available on APCSSLink.      
Federal Executive Board Honors APCSS Employees
Twelve employees of APCSS were recognized at the Honolulu Pacific Federal Executive Board's (FEB) 58th Annual Excellence in Federal Government Awards reception held at the Hickam Air Force Base Officer's Club on May 2. The annual event honors employees from multiple government agencies in Hawaii for their outstanding efforts, dedication, and contribution to the workforce and community. Read more here, or see additional photos here.
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Notable Visits
May 8: Seventy senior leaders from the U.S. National Defense University's International Fellows Program
 
May 12: RDML Cynthia Thebaud (SP 14-1), Commander Logistics Group Western Pacific
 
May 12: RDML Colin Chinn (C13-04), Command Surgeon, U.S. Pacific Command
 
May 14: Mr. Robert Kaiwai (TSC 11-1), Consul General of New Zealand to Hong Kong, Macau, and Guam
 
May 27: Mr. Kurt Tong, DCM, U.S. Embassy Tokyo
 
May 30: Dr. Norman Barth, DCM, U.S. Embassy Majuro, Republic of Marshall Islands
 
May 30: Thirty-one senior leaders of the Course of Advanced Military Studies, Colombia War College
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