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DKI APCSS Activities Report - Oct. - Nov. 2017

New Director for Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies Named

 
The Department of Defense has approved the selection of retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Peter A. Gumataotao to be the director of the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS), a Department of Defense organization dedicated to advancing security cooperation in the region. A native of Guam, Rear Adm. Pete Gumataotao joined the Navy in 1976 and attended the Naval Academy Preparatory School in Newport, Rhode Island. He is a 1981 graduate of the United States Naval Academy and earned his Master of Arts in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College in 1994.As a surface warfare officer, Gumataotao has operated extensively in the Western Pacific, Indian Ocean, and Arabian Gulf. His previous Indo-Asia-Pacific assignments have included assistant surface operations officer and surface systems analysis officer for commander, U. S. 3rd Fleet; current operations officer for commander, U. S. Pacific Fleet; and, chief of division for Current Operations for the commander, U. S. Pacific Command Headquarters. He also commanded the USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) and USS Decatur (DDG 73), both homeported in San Diego, and commander, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 31 based in Pearl Harbor.  READ MORE
Senior regional leaders complete transnational cooperation course at DKI APCSS

 
Twenty-seven senior leaders from twenty-four nations and one regional organization participated in the Transnational Security Cooperation course (TSC 17-2) from Nov. 12 – 17 at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS). The course is offered twice a year to senior security practitioners from the whole-of-government and society at the vice-minister to ambassador (one- to four-star) level. It aims to enhance awareness of transnational security issues within the complex environments they occur; explore collaborative policies to address transnational security challenges; identify opportunities to strengthen states’ capacities; and promote effective security governance. READ MORE

ASEAN @50, Southeast Asia @ Risk Workshop Held at DKI APCSS

 
The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies co-hosted a workshop Oct. 25-27 on “ASEAN @50, Southeast Asia @ Risk: What should be done? A Prescriptive Workshop,” The event which kicked-off with a reception on Wednesday evening in Honolulu included two days of Australia-Singapore-US policy discussions on Southeast Asia. The Southeast Asia Program and the U.S.-Asia Security Initiative in the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (Stanford University) prepared this program and planned the workshop in cooperation with the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (Australian National University); the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (Nanyang Technological University); and the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies.
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Enhanced Networks and Cooperation the Focus of ASC 17-2
ASC 17-2 Group Photo
Collaboration, negotiation, contemplation, connection…all hallmarks of the Advanced Security Cooperation course held at the DKI APCSS. One hundred six U.S. and international Fellows from 38 locations took part in this course’s latest iteration (ASC 17-2) Sept. 21 to Oct. 25. The five-week ASC is an executive education program enabling mid-level military and civilian leaders to deepen their understanding of security issues within political, socioeconomic, defense and environmental contexts. The five-week ASC is an executive education program enabling mid-level military and civilian leaders to deepen their understanding of security issues within political, socioeconomic, defense and environmental contexts. The course’s primary intent, according to course manager Dr. Virginia Bacay Watson, is to help “Fellows develop a common understanding of the security threats and challenges in the region and to find ways to enhance networks of cooperation.”
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Latest publications
New papers, articles and/or OpEds by DKI APCSS faculty members:
 
Army Col. James M. Minnich published a publication entitled "North Korea, a Country Study."
 
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.
 
Prof. Benjamin J. Ryan co-authored a new paper entitled: “Ranking and prioritizing strategies for reducing mortality and morbidity from noncommunicable diseases post disaster: An Australian perspective.”  The paper appears in the latest International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction.  Other authors are Richard C. Franklin, Frederick M. Burkle, Erin C. Smith, Peter Aitken, Kerrianne Watt, and Pter A. Leggat.
 
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.
 
In This Issue:
- New Director for Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies Named
 
- Senior regional leaders complete transnational cooperation course at DKI APCSS
 
- ASEAN @50, Southeast Asia @ Risk Workshop Held at DKI APCSS
 
- Enhanced Networks and Cooperation the Focus of ASC 17-2
Upcoming Events
Courses
 
Mobile Asia-Pacific Orientation Course 17-2 in Wash. D.C. (Dec. 4 - 7)
 
Asia-Pacific Orientation Course 18-1 (Jan. 22 - 26, 2018)
 
Comprehensive Crisis Management Course 18-1 (Feb. 8 - Mar. 14, 2018) 
 
Workshops: 
 
Gulf of Thailand Initiative Workshop
Hanoi, Vietnam (Dec. 13 - 15)
 
ASEAN Defense Minister’s Meeting-Plus Expert's Working Group on HADR (Jan. 31 - Feb. 2, 2018)
 
Countering Violent Extremism in Southeast Asia (CT) II Manila,Philippines (Mar. 13 - 15, 2018)

 
 
  
Notable visitors
Lt. Gen. Steve Bowes, Department of National Defence Canada
 
Vice Adm. Kriengkrai, Royal Thai Navy
 
Lt. Gen. Fenton, Deputy USPACOM
 
Nat. Defense University Indonesian Joint Staff
 
Brig. Gen. Jess G Estoesta, Head of Delegation Command and General Staff College
 
Vice Admiral Wen, Chen-kuo, Director of Political Warfare, Ministry of National Defense, Taiwan to USPACOM
 
James R. Heller, Director, Office of Taiwan Coordination
 
International Visitor Leadership Program DoS Group Two "Emergency Response Preparedness - Disaster Management"
 
Capstone 18-1 with

Senior Leader: ADM (Ret) Henry Chiles
 
Senator Brian Schatz, Senior United States Senator (D-HI)
 
Eriade Williams, Deputy Chief of Staff and Legislative Director for Congressman Robert Brady 
 
RADM Hock Koon Giam (EC05-3), Head of Singapore Navy Operations
 
Raynold Oilouch; Palau Vice President and Minister of Justice
 
Timor-Leste Delegataion with Brigadier General Filomeno da Paixão de Jesus
 
 
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