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DKI APCSS Activities Report - December 2016/ January 2017

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Maj. Gen. James "Hammer" Hartsell Joins DKI APCSS
Maj. Gen. Hartsell, USMCU.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. James "Hammer" Hartsell became the Interim Director, Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in November 2016. Hartsell has served as a US Marine for 35 years, both on Active Duty and in the Reserves. Most recently he served as Mobilization Assistant to Commander, U.S. Pacific Command. Hartsell is serving as the interim director until a new director is selected.

He replaces retired U.S. Air Force Lt.Gen. Dan "Fig" Leaf who retired after serving as the Center's Director for the last five years.

Leaf joined the Center in January 2012.  He prioritized the U.S. Government's National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security as an imperative component of inclusion in security sectors. DKI APCSS is committed to fostering an inclusive security sector through engagement and executive education of security practitioners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific Region.  Under his leadership, the Center also expanded its Security Sector Development program that focuses on effective and accountable security sector governance.
Outgoing DKI APCSS Director retired Lt.Gen. Dan Leaf (center) with some of the Center's College of Security Studies staff and faculty.
Security Sector Development Workshop

Security Sector Development Workshop December 2016
A workshop entitled "Security Sector Development: National Priorities and Regional Approaches" was held Dec. 5-9, 2016 . This five-day workshop brought together a cohort of six governmental officials from each of five Indian Ocean littoral nations: Bangladesh, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka. These officials were commissioned to formulate a way forward in a particular area of Security Sector Development for their country and are drawn from ministries and agencies of Government relevant to management of that area.
Largest DKI APCSS class completes Asia-Pacific Orientation
Asia-Pacific Orientation Course
The Asia-Pacific Orientation Course held Jan. 23-27 included 157 Fellows from nine locations. While the Fellows were mostly U.S., 22 Fellows came from Australia, Canada, Fiji, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan.  This was the largest number of Fellows to ever attend a DKI APCSS course.  The previous record was 151 Fellows held in January 2015.
DKI APCSS supports Philippine workshop on strategic Communications
In November 2016, three faculty from the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies participated in a workshop hosted by the Republic of the Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs.

The two-day event was part of the DFA’s preparation and planning for the Philippines’ assumption of the ASEAN Chairmanship in 2017. Read more at this link.
Center bids farewell to two DKI APCSS professors
Professor Herman F. "Butch" Finley and Assoc. Prof. Thomas B. Peterman retired in January. Mr. Herman Finley had been a professor at the Center since 1996 and Mr. Peterman since 1997. Both have been extraordinary professionals  and will be greatly missed.
Finley and Peterman retirement
Attending the retirement ceremony were DKI APCSS leadership from the past and present. From left to right is Amb. (Ret.) Charlie Salmon (former Foreign Policy Advisor); Amb. (Ret.) Lauren Moriarty (former Dean); retired Lt. Gen. Dan Leaf (former Director); Tom and Evelyn Peterman; Director Maj. Gen. James Hartsell (current Director); Evelyn and Butch Finley; Dean Carleton Cramer; Dr. Lee Endress (former Dean); retired Capt. Dick Sears (current Dean of Business Operations; 2nd Row (L-R) retired Brig. Gen. James Hirai (current Deputy Director); Mr. Brent Christensen (current Foreigh Policy Advisor); Dr. Jim Lackey (founding Director of DKI APCSS).   See more at this link.

Faculty publications and media
Dr. Deon Canyon participated in a U.S.-China Disaster Management Exchange in November.  A story about this DME appeared in Hawaii Army Weekly.
The Land Component Role in Maritime Security” is the latest analytical report by former DKI APCSS professor Army Lt. Col. Daniel Kent.  
Dr. Jeffrey Reeves has a new article out for The Jamestown Foundations China Brief entitled “New Government Continues Mongolia’s Rebalance to China.”
Regional Security Architecture: Some Terms and Organizations” by Dr. Christopher Snedden serves as a primer for those studying the Indo-Asia-Pacific Region.
How Trump Can Make America Navigate Again: How can the next administration ensure freedom of the seas? is an OpEd by Cmdr Jonathan G. Odom for The National Interest.
Dr. Mohan Malik was interviewed by Stars and Stripes for the article: "China hawks see their star rising with Trump appointments."

Dr. Alexander Vuving was quoted in an article for Bloomberg on: Trump Nominees Give Vietnam Premier Hope for Trade Pact.
He also authored a two-part editorial using a fable to explain the South China Sea issue.
In this issue
In Session:
Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCM)  Course

Feb 9 to  Mar. 15

Workshop: Violent Extremism in Southeast Asia
Mar. 21-23
Advanced Security Cooperation (ASC) course
Mar. 30 - May 3
Workshop: Maritime Safety within the Asia-Pacific
Apr. 25-27
Notable visitors
Amb. Tim Groser, New Zealand Ambassador to the U.S.
Amb. Hans Klemm, U.S. Ambassador to Romania
Amb. Pisan Manawapat, Thailand's Ambassador to the U.S.

Air Marshall Birender Singh Dhanoa
Gen. Raymond Thomas, Commander, Special Operations Comand
Executive Leadership Development Program
ROK Joint Forces Military University
Currents magazine

"Currents" magazine is now available online at this link.  This edition highlights the Center's Women, Peace and Security program.
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