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DKI APCSS Activities Report - February/March 2017

Violent Extremism in Southeast Asia: Emerging Trends, Challenges & Opportunities for Cooperation
 
 
Following an invitation by then Secretary of Defense, Mr. Ashton Carter, at the U.S.-ASEAN Informal in Hawaii last September, the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies hosted a workshop titled, “Violent Extremism in Southeast Asia: Emerging Trends, Challenges and Opportunities for Cooperation,” in Honolulu, March 21-23.
 
Forty-One participants from 10 Southeast Asian nations and the United States attended the workshop.  Speakers from international organizations and think-tanks also contributed to proceedings. Participants came from:   Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, the United States of America, and Vietnam.  Read more at this link.
DKI APCSS hosts Media Relations in Crisis and Conflict Situations Dialogue in Myanmar

Myanmar’s National Security Advisor Hon U Thaung Tun and U.S. Ambassador Scot Marciel took briefs from participants as they prepared draft communications plans as part of an exercise.
Myanmar’s National Security Advisor Hon U Thaung Tun and U.S. Ambassador Scot Marciel took briefs from participants as they prepared draft communications plans as part of an exercise.
 
 
The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, in support of the U.S. Embassy Rangoon, hosted a Security Dialogue on “Media Relations in Crisis and Conflict” in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, March 30-31.
 
According to Dr. Miemie Winn Byrd, DKI APCSS academic lead, “This dialogue was designed to provide Myanmar’s government officials with an overview of some key principles and practices of effective media relations, particularly in crisis situations. It outlined the place and role of such media relations within an overall framework of crisis management, and highlighted essential attributes of an effective media relations strategy that will convey accurate and timely information supporting government crisis management efforts while also informing the public and international community.”  Read more at this link.
 
Latest publications & faculty travels
	 The Indo-Asia-Pacific’s Maritime Future: A Practical Assessment of the State of Asian SeasThe Indo-Asia-Pacific’s Maritime Future: A Practical Assessment of the State of Asian Seas” is a new joint publication by the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies and The Policy Institute at King’s College London based on a three-day Maritime Security workshop held in September 2016.  Read more....
 
Lily Thapa (ASC16-2) and DKI APCSS' Dr. Deon Canyon collaborated on a new paper entitled "The Advancement of Women in Post-Conflict Nepal."
 
Faculty participation in external events.
 
Dr. Miemie Byrd conducted a talk on Myanmar’s political transition at the East-West Center.
 
Foreign Policy Advisor Brent Christiansen participated in a workshop on U.S-China cooperation hosted by the Near East South Asia Center in Beijing
 
Prof. Kerry Nankivell spoke at several universities while traveling in Brunei, Indonesia and the Philippines.
 
Cmdr Jon Odom spoke at a Freedom of Navigation Conference in Singapore.
 
Prof. Shyam Tekwani participated in the latest counterterrorism course held at George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies.
 
Dr. Alex Vuving spoke about regional security issues to 160 high schoolers attending the PAAC Global Vision Summit in Hawaii.
 
Local Partnerships Highlight Comprehensive Crisis Management Course 1701

Seminar Two Fellows work together on a case study.
CCM Fellows collaborating during a course exercise.
 
One hundred nine Fellows from 37 locations completed the Comprehensive Crisis Management course (CCM 17-1) held at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) from Feb. 9 to March 15.
 
Managing disasters or crises involves a host of government and non-government actors, impacted populations that are often ethnically, politically and culturally diverse.  Moreover, the myriad of contributing factors, interconnected processes and multi-ministry/multi-national actors can make planning, response and recovery actions overwhelmingly complex .  Read more at this link.
In Session: Advanced Security Cooperation
(ASC 17-1)

The Advanced Security Cooperation (ASC17-1) course is currently in session with 109 Fellows from 38 locations.  See photos here.
DKI Faculty at USPACOM POST Conference
Several DKI APCSS faculty participated in the U.S. Pacific Command's Pacific Operational Science & Technology conference held March 7, 2017.
POST Conference
Pictured above:  Dr. Scott Hauger, Lt. Col. Jennifer Harlan, Prof. Dave Shanahan, and Dr. Bill Wieninger present a scene setter presentation at the U.S. PACOM Pacific Operational Science & Technology Conference.
 
In this issue
 
Events
In Session:
 
Advanced Security Cooperation (ASC) course
Mar. 30 - May 3
 
Transnational Security Cooperation (TSC) course
May 21-26
 
 
 
Upcoming:
 
Workshop: Maritime Safety within the Asia-Pacific (Singapore)
Apr. 25-27
 
Workshop: Maritime Security Awareness III
May 15-18

 
 
 
Notable visitors
AMB Prasad Kariyawasam. Sri Lanka Ambassador to the United States
 
Lt. Gen. Miranda, Vice Chief of Staff Armed Forces of the Philippines (EC08-1)
 
Ms. Carolyn Bartholomew, Chairperson, U.S. -China Economic and Security Review Commission
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Martin Green, Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet, Intelligence Assessment,  Canada


Ms. Adelina Kamal, ASEAN AHA Center (SEC08-1)
 
Dr. Richard Vuylsteke, President, East-West Center
 
Ms. Karena Lyons, New Zealand Consul General
 
Mr. Bede Corray,  Sri Lanka Consul General
 
STAFFDEL Johnsen
 
Department of State Foreign Press Center visit (Philippine Journalists)
 
General R. Brown, U.S. Army Pacific (EC06-1, TSC 12-2)
 
Maj. Gen. Fenton. Special Operations Command.
 
US Army War College International Fellows
 
Air War College International Fellows
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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