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APCSS Activities Report - May 2015
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Building maritime shared awareness in Southeast Asia
ASEAN maritime policy makers gathered for the “Building Maritime Shared Awareness in Southeast Asia” workshop May 10 to 14 at APCSS.  The Center hosted the event with support from U.S. Pacific Command. Seventy-one people from 10 ASEAN nations and the United States attended the workshop to explore feasible ways to enhance the region’s maritime cooperation and information sharing.  Pictured above, Adm. Samuel Locklear, then PACOM commander, provides opening remarks.  At right, U.S. Ambassador to ASEAN Nina Hachigian offers attendees the U.S. perspective on maritime shared awareness.  To read more, click here.
ASC 15-1 fosters international cooperation
Without effective negotiations, solving transnational problems is infinitely more difficult, if not impossible.  Professionals from 32 nations sharpened critical negotiating skills as part of the Advanced Security Cooperation course (ASC 15-1), which concluded May 7 at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies.  ASC’s intent, said course manager Dr. Christopher Snedden, is to “educate, connect and empower” Fellows so they can affect positive change in their nations and beyond.  To read more, click here.

Center professors serve on panel at LANPAC conference
Two Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies professors took part in a six-person panel addressing potential impacts of the 2015 U.S. National Security Strategy released in February. The panel was part of the May 19 to 21 LANPAC Symposium and Exposition held in Honolulu.  APCSS’ Dr. Virginia Bacay-Watson and Dr. Lora Saalman, pictured at left, articulated opportunities and challenges for the United States in specific Asia-Pacific sub-regions — Southeast Asia and China/India respectively — in security-related arenas, such as defense and international trade.  To read more, click here.
APCSS faculty support Pacific security sector working group
“Creating security for a people-centered ASEAN” was the theme of the Special Operations Forces, Pacific, workshop held May 25 to 29 in Da Nang, Vietnam. Four Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies professors supported the event focused on humanitarian assistance, disaster relief, maritime security, and combating terrorism.  Center participants included Dean Carleton Cramer, Dr. Alexander Vuving, Dr. Alfred Oehlers and Professor Shyam Tekwani.  To read more, click here.
Faculty publications
Dr. Jeffrey Hornung’s latest article for The Diplomat is “U.S.-Japan: A Pacific Alliance Transformed.” In the article, Hornung discusses new defense cooperation guidelines that were released during Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s recent visit to Washington.  Hornung states: “This new document lays out a vision for the alliance that is rooted in bilateralism but is global in scope.  To quote U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, 'the updated guidelines will transform the U.S.-Japan alliance.'”
Inside this issue
Faculty Publications
Upcoming Events
Securing Transnational Migration Workshop
June 9 - 11

Asia-Pacific Orientation Course 15-2
June 22 - 26
Ensuring Security, Stability, and International Law in a Changing Arctic
July 13 - 16
Comprehensive Crisis Management Course 15-1
July 23 - Aug. 25
Notable visitors
May 5: Brig. Gen. Zakariyya Monsoor, Commander, Maldives National Defense Force
May 14: Adm. Michelle Howard, U.S. Vice Chief of Naval Operations
May 20:  Gen. Meas Sophea, Deputy Commander, Royal Cambodian Armed Forces
May 26: Air Vice-Marshal Kevin Short, Vice Chief of New Zealand Defence Force
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