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APCSS Activities Report - October 2014
SEAPOC 14-2 concludes with 38 new Alumni
Thirty-eight Fellows completed the Senior Executive Asia-Pacific Orientation Course 14-2 at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies Oct. 9.  The course is comprised of senior military members and civilians serving in security-related positions, to include diplomatic or defense roles.  The October iteration featured Fellows from the United States, Canada, Taiwan and South Korea.  To read more, click here. 
109 Complete ASC 14-3

Security practitioners from 34 nations and territories graduated from the Advanced Security Cooperation Course 14-3 Oct. 29 at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. One hundred nine military and civilian Fellows attended the nearly five-week course.  ASC is an executive education program in which Fellows’ develop a shared understanding of critical socio-economic, military, political, and cultural issues impacting the region’s evolving security environment.  To read more, click here.
Discussing Maritime Security Challenges
Maritime Security Challenges 2014, the sixth iteration of the MSC conference series, took place at the Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Oct. 6 – 9. Over 190 delegates from 22 nations discussed important naval issues in an open environment. Among the conference delegates were 13 serving flag officers from nine nations and many retired flag officers.  To read more, click here At right, APCSS Director Brig. Gen. Dan Leaf confers with Adm. Harry Harris, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet.
Eighteen senior officers and civilians participating in the U.S. National Defense University CAPSTONE Course took part in a tour and seminar at APCSS Oct. 16.  The group met with Center leadership and faculty members to discuss key topics associated with security in the Asia-Pacific region.  These topics included the South China Sea, Straits of Malacca, Mongolia, and the Republic of Korea.  CAPSTONE prepares participants for strategic-level leadership.
Media and Publications
Dr. Jeffrey Hornung co-authored the editorial "A Role for Japan in the Fight Against Ebola," with Paul Midford, a professor with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology - Trondheim.  To access the full story, link to it through the APCSS Facebook site.
Dr. Jeffrey Reeves looks at the long-term benefits of Mongolia's counterterrorism law in his latest paper "Mongolia's Counter-Terrorism Architecture: Implications for Domestic Development and Foreign Partnership."  Reeves also penned the article "Ideas and Influence: Scholarship as a Harbinger of Counterterrorism Institutions, Policies and Laws in the People's Republic of China."  The Terrorism and Political Violence journal published the article.
Dr. Mohan Malik published "Maritime Security in the Indo-Pacific: Perspectives from China, India, and the United States."  The book details proceedings from the Center's Spring 2013 workshop "Maritime Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific Region: China, India and U.S. Perspectives."
The Oct. 30 article "America Cannot Kill Its Way Out of the ISIS War" included an excerpt from the book "Toward a Grand Strategy Against Terrorism," for which Dr. Christopher Harmon served as lead editor.  The excerpt comes from the chapter Harmon authored  titled "How Terrorist Groups End: Studies of the 20th Century," in which the professor lays out five potential courses of action to combat terrorist groups.   Harmon first published on the topic in 2004 in the essay  "How Al Qaeda May End," published on-line by the Heritage Foundation.
In this issue:
Upcoming Events
Washington, D.C.
Nov. 17-21
Dec. 7-12
Notable Visitors
Oct 1: Michael Sulmeyer, Special Assistant to U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy
Oct 8: The Honorable Stuart Robert, Assistant Minister of Defence, Australia
Oct 10: Dr. Gina Jamoralin, Philippines Counsel General, Hawaii
Oct 17: Todd Chapman, U.S. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs
Oct 22: Ambassador Jimmie Kolker, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Oct 30: Air Commodore AHM Fazlul Haque, Director General, Directorate of Training Bangladesh Armed Forces Division
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