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DKI APCSS Activities Report - March 2016
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Fellows learn critical thinking approach to crisis management
Managing disasters or crises presents challenges that are anything but simple. A host of involved government and nongovernment actors, impacted populations that are often ethnically, politically and culturally diverse, and myriad interconnected processes can make planning, response and recovery actions overwhelmingly complex. Teaching security practitioners to work through this complexity by thinking systematically and strategically was the aim of the Feb. 11 to March 16 Comprehensive Crisis Management course (CCM 16-1) held at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. One hundred twenty Fellows from 38 locations took part in the course.  Pictured are CCM 16-1 Fellows conferring during one of several CCM seminar sessions.  To read more, click here.

DKI APCSS surpasses 10,000 milestone for alumni numbers

Since 1995, DKI APCSS has provided an executive security education to thousands of Fellows from more than 60 nations worldwide.  The Center reached the 10,000 alumni mark March 17 upon completion of the Comprehensive Crisis Management course (CCM 16-1).  Pictured at left, Center Director Lt. Gen. (Ret) Dan Leaf and Dean Carleton Cramer recognize Chinese Fellow Guo Peng as the 10,000th alumnus.  With CCM 16-1, the Center now has 10,024 alumni.  To read more, click here.
Center co-hosts U.S., Japan renewable energy workshop
Looking to enhance energy security through bilateral cooperation, 24 U.S. and Japanese government, corporate, non-profit and academic professionals gathered at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies for a workshop March 21. DKI APCSS partnered with the Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA to conduct the event titled “The U.S., Japan, and the Future of Renewable Energy.”    Pictured at right, energy professionals discuss associated initiatives.  To read more, click here.

ASC 16-1 in session at DKI APCSS
The Advanced Security Cooperation course (ASC 16-1) is in session March 31 to May 4 at DKI APCSS.  One hundred twenty-one Fellows from 33 locations are taking part in a course that enhances U.S. and international Fellows' critical leadership, collaboration and problem-solving skills needed to effect positive change in their individual nations and throughout the Asia-Pacific region.  To read more, click here.
Professors support Indonesia efforts in maritime security resilience
In the interest of strengthening maritime security ties between the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies and Indonesia, DKI APCSS professors Kerry Lynn Nankivell and Bill Wieninger traveled to that country in December for workshop support and meetings with alumni and U.S. embassy staff.  Attending the Dec. 3 to 4 “Workshop on Strategic Issues in the Indian Ocean” in Bali, the two joined 56 Indonesian participants for discussions on issues associated with Indonesia’s chairmanship of the Indian Ocean Rim Association.  To read more, click here.
Center welcomes two new faculty members
Dr. Deon Canyon has become the newest faculty member at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies.
Canyon brings to the Center knowledge in crisis management, humanitarian action and disaster risk reduction with a particular emphasis on public health issues, to include vector-borne diseases and bioterrorism.  He has extensive experience as a scholar and professor, serving most recently with the University of Hawaii, and Curtin and James Cook Universities in Australia, where he focused on global health protection and health security. To read more, click here.

The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies recently welcomed Dr. Imes Chiu as a member of its faculty team.  Chiu brings 20 years of professional and academic experience related to stability and support operations in the United States and Asia.  While at DKI APCSS, she’ll teach and conduct research on regional security topics with particular emphasis on crisis and disaster management at the operational and strategic policy levels.  She has 10 years of teaching experience at Cornell University, the University of Washington and Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines. To read more, click here.

Faculty publications and media
In his latest commentary for The Diplomat, Cmdr. Jonathan G. Odom looks at the freedom of navigation “myth.” Entitled “South China Sea and Freedom of Navigation: Taking a closer look at the freedom of navigation ‘myth’,” Odom uses TV’s “Mythbusters” methodology to identify universal standards and correct four fallacies about the South China Sea and freedom of navigation which have recently been promoted in the media.
Dr. Virginia Bacay Watson has contributed a chapter to a new book entitled “Emerging Critical Technologies and Security in the Asia-Pacific.”  According to the publisher’s abstract, the book looks at how “the proliferation of advanced militarily relevant technologies in the Asia-Pacific over the past few decades has been a significant, and perhaps even alarming, development. This volume addresses how such technologies may affect military capabilities and military advantage in the region.”
In his latest book, titled Rival Reputations: Coercion and Credibility in US-North Korea Relations, Dr. Van Jackson looks at the history of U.S.-North Korean affairs from the 1960s through 2010. According to the title’s publisher, Rival Reputations evaluates how past incidents and crises can help determine threat credibility and the willingness of an adversary to resort to violence.
In this issue
Upcoming events
Transnational Threats and Borders workshop
April 26 to 28
Transnational Security Cooperation course
May 9 to 13
Maritime Shared Awareness workshop
May 16 to 19

Notable visitors
March 7: Gov. David Ige, Governor, State of Hawaii

Mar 14: The Right Honourable Enele Sopoaga, Tuvalu Prime Minister
Mar 15: Amb. Ashok Kumar Mirpuri, Singapore Ambassador to the United States
Mar 18: Adm. Cecil Haney, Commander, U.S. Strategic Command
Mar 21: Amb. William Heidt, U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia
Mar 22: Amb. Jennifer Galt, U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia
Mar 25: Amb. Catherine Ebert-Gray, U.S. Ambassador to Papua New Guinea.
Mar 30: Mr. Walter Douglas, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs
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