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DKI APCSS Activities Report - September 2017

The Advanced Security Cooperation Course 17-2 Begins
DKI APCSS hosts workshop on national security coordination in Southeast Asia photo
 
The Advanced Security Cooperation Course 17-2 began Sept. 21 with 106 Fellows from 38 locations. The Advanced Security Cooperation (ASC) course of five weeks is designed to inform mid-career and senior security practitioners from across the Asia-Pacific Region in-depth about this large, diverse and complex region, its many issues, and opportunities for cooperation. The course also seeks to enhance the capability of every participant "or Fellow" in the areas of critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and decision-making undertaken in complex and culturally-diverse environments. The overall aim is to enable ASC Fellows to comprehend the Asia-Pacific Region’s most compelling security problems, and to empower cooperative attempts to address these.
Mobile APOC learning model proven again, this time outside the U. S.

 
The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) and United States Forces Korea (USFK) co-sponsored the Center’s first ever overseas Mobile Asia-Pacific Orientation Course (MAPOC).  MAPOC 17-4 was held in Seoul, Korea from 12 to 15 September 2017, and was attended by 87 Fellows, including 22 Fellows from 10 countries. We collaborated with the Korean National Defense University to join our faculty team and present an elective to the class entitled “Korean Perspectives of U.S.-ROK Relations.” This elective was well attended and received by the Fellows.
 
This mobile version of APOC, which we conduct multiple times a year at our Waikiki campus, promoted critical thinking in building greater strategic awareness for enhancing strategic stability, managing the global commons, and considering approaches to manage traditional and non-traditional security challenges.  Notably, the most common comment from attendees was that this course significantly deepened their understanding of the security dynamics on the Korean Peninsula. READ MORE
Korean DKI APCSS Alumni Association Honored as the Alumni Association of the Year for 2016


 
Following the MAPOC commencement ceremony, we hosted an alumni event to honor the Korea DKI APCSS Alumni Association as the Alumni Association of the Year for 2016, and to connect our Korean alumni with the newest graduates of the mobile course. Colonel James Minnich presented Ambassador (Ret.) Jaebum Kim with the alumni association award.
DKI APCSS cohosts "Building Maritime Capacity: A Quadrilateral Approach" workshop in Tokyo

 
DKI APCSS cohosted a workshop entitled "Building Maritime Capacity: A Quadrilateral Approach" Sept. 14-16 in Tokyo. This Track 1.5 workshop, convened in partnership with the Sasakawa Peace Foundation Japan, identified concrete, synergistic maritime capacity building opportunities among four of the Indo-Asia-Pacific’s pre-eminent maritime powers: Japan, the United States, India, and Australia. By sharing information, addressing potential policy gaps and identifying prospective actions, this workshop promoted deepened maritime cooperation among this quadrilateral group, and improved maritime security capacity and governance among developing maritime powers in the Indian Ocean, Southeast Asia and Oceania regions.

Three DKI APCSS alumni were present at the recent 2017 Chiefs of Defense (CHOD) conference
Three DKI APCSS alumni were present at the recent 2017 Chiefs of Defense (CHOD) conference held in  Victoria, BC, Canada. Attending were: Papua New Guinea Chief of Defense Brig. Gen. Gilbert Toropo  (EC03-3); Bangladesh CHOD representative Lt. Gen. Mohammed Mahfuzur Rahman (TSC11-2); and Fiji CHOD Rear Admiral Viliame Naupoto (EC02-3). The annual conference was hosted by U.S. Pacific Command and the Canadian Armed Forces. The CHOD conference brings together military  leaders to discuss regional and global challenges and to promote multilateral cooperation in the  Indo- Asia-Pacific.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Three DKI APCSS alumni were present at the recent 2017 Chiefs of Defense (CHOD) conference held in Victoria, BC, Canada. Attending were: Papua New Guinea Chief of Defense Brig. Gen. Gilbert Toropo (EC03-3); Bangladesh CHOD representative Lt. Gen. Mohammed Mahfuzur Rahman (TSC11-2); and Fiji CHOD Rear Admiral Viliame Naupoto (EC02-3). The annual conference was hosted by U.S. Pacific Command and the Canadian Armed Forces. The CHOD conference brings together military leaders to discuss regional and global challenges and to promote multilateral cooperation in the Indo-Asia-Pacific. 
Currents for Summer 2017 Now Online!
The latest issue of Currents Magazine is now online Click here to view it by sections.
 

Latest publications
New papers, articles and/or OpEds by DKI APCSS faculty members:
 
Cmdr. Jonathan Odom published an opinion-editorial in The Straits Times (Singapore) entitled “US Navy Collisions:  What’s Next?,” following the series of ship incidents in recent months.  Additionally, he presented “A Rules-Based Approach to the South China Sea Situation” at the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force’s Command & Staff College in Tokyo.
 
"Health Security in Hawaii by 2050: The Physical Effects of Climate Change" is the latest external publication by Dr. Deon Canyon. It can be read at this link.
 
"China and India: The Roots of Hostility" is an Opinion Piece written by Dr. Mohan Malik. It can be read online at this link.
 
"DKI APCSS & RSIS joint publication on Disaster Response Regional Architectures Assessing Future Possibilities" is a new joint publication edited by Prof. Jessica Ear, Alistair D. B. Cook, and Dr. Deon CanyonIt can be read online at this link.
  
Faculty News
DKI APCSS welcomes several new faculty members including: U. S. Army Lt. Col. Aaron M. Martin, U. S. Air Force Maj. Courtland W. Stanley and U. S. Army Lt. Col. Alexander L. Carter.
 
Prof. Miemie Byrd held a seminar for faculty at the International Relations Department, Yadanabon University, in Mandalay Myanmar, on “Teaching Methods for Critical Thinking” and Dr. Saira Yamin gave a lecture on “Conflict Resolution Frameworks for Peace Processes” at the same place.  Prof. Byrd also gave lectures on “Creativity and Innovation” at the following four universities in Myanmar during the same trip:  National University of Arts and Culture in Yangon / National University of Arts and Culture in Mandalay / Mandalay International Information Technological University / Myanmar Technological University in Mandalay.  Total number of students and faculty attended the lectures and seminars were about 600. 
 
Dr.Jeffrey Reeves will participate in the Center for American Progress Conference in Japan Nov. 11-16.

 
DKI APCSS Dean Carleton Cramer will travel to Hanoi Dec. 9-16  for the Gulf of Thailand Initiative.
 
U. S. Army Fellow Lt. Col. Jennifer Harlan recently transferred to Chief of Theater Security Cooperation for USARPAC G2. 
In This Issue:
- The Advanced Security Cooperation Course 17-2 Begins

- Mobile APOC learning model proven again, this time outside the U. S.

- Korean DKI APCSS Alumni Association Honored as the Alumni Association of the Year for 2016

- DKI APCSS cohosts "Building Maritime Capacity: A Quadrilateral Approach" workshop in Tokyo

- Three DKI APCSS alumni were present at the recent 2017 Chiefs of Defense (CHOD) conference
Upcoming Events
Courses
 
Advanced Security Cooperation
(In-Progress)
 
Transnational Security Cooperation 17-2 (Nov. 12 -17)
 
Mobile Asia-Pacific Orientation Course 17-2 in          Washington, D.C. (Dec. 4 - 7)
 
Workshops: 
 
PACOM CDWG
(Oct. 30  - Nov. 3)

 
ASEAN @ 50, Southeast Asia @ Risk: What Should Be Done?
(Oct. 25 - 27)


 
Myanmar Security Sector Development.
(Dec. 4 - 8)
  
Notable visitors
Air Chief Marshal Birender (Tony) Singh Dhanoa, a DKI APCSS alum (EC00-1),
 
Mr. Richard Vaughn, Chief of Staff, Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN), House Armed Services Committee
 
Mr. Brent McConnell, Chief, Regional Policy, OSD/Policy/Defense Technology Security Administration (DTSA), Office of the Secretary of Defense
 
The Honorable Kamala Lakhdhir, U.S. Ambassador to Malaysia
 
Korea National Defense University (KNDU).
 
Ms. Kelly Billingsley
Chief Political Officer, U.S. Embassy Sri Lanka
 
MG Naoki Kajiwara; Director General, Defense Plans and Policy Dept (J-5), Japan Joint Staff Office
 
AMB Daniel Shields, Chargé d’affaires to USASEAN Mission
 
Dr Ethan Allen, Director of Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics at Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, Honolulu
 
Major General Aris Arif Mundayat Lecturer of  Defence Strategy Faculty, Defence Diplomacy Studies Program
Indonesia Defence University
 
Ms. Mary-Gardner Coppola, Foreign Policy Advisor, United States Marine Corps Forces, Pacific
 
Indonesian Medical Staff & State Partnership Program - Indonesia HI National Guard
 
 
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