|12th ASEAN Defence Minister’s Meeting Plus Experts’ Working Group on HADR|
Seventy participants from 17 nations attended the 12th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Defence Minister’s Meeting Plus Experts’ Working Group (EWG) on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HA/DR) which was held in Honolulu Jan. 31 - Feb. 2. In this second of three annual meetings co-hosted by Malaysia and the United States, Admiral Harry Harris, Jr., Commander, U.S. Pacific Command provided opening remarks. Co-hosted by Malaysia and the United States at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, this meeting included one and a half days of formal sessions and a day of information meetings. Attending the meeting were representatives from nine ASEAN countries and eight “plus" countries including Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, the Republic of Korea and the United States. The meetings focused on improving civil-military coordination mechanisms during HA/DR Operations. For photos of this workshop, click here to go to our Facebook page.
|DKI APCSS supports United Nations workshop on disaster risk reduction in India|
In December 2017, the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) supported the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) in delivering a workshop in New Delhi, India. The workshop was opened by Shri Kiren Rijiju, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Government of India, and hosted by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).
|DKI APCSS Facutly members participate in US Mission to ASEAN and USPACOM forum|
In partnership with U.S. Mission to Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and U. S. Pacific Command (USPACOM), DKI APCSS faculty members participated in the fifth of a series of multilateral workshops in Hanoi, Vietnam entitled "Gulf of Thailand Maritime Law Enforcement Initiative 5TH Commander's Forum." The 3-day workshop ran Dec. 13-15, and was intended to enhance stability by promoting maritime safety and security cooperation, coordination and information sharing. It will work to promote a stable, rules-based and prosperous international order, and expand inclusion in principled security networks. The Commander’s Forum is intended to provide a regular venue for strategic coordination among the region’s Maritime Law Enforcement organizations, and serve as a platform to design combined operational exercises and operations, as well as identify priority areas for tactical training events. The DKI APCSS Director led a team of five from the Center to join with forty-two workshop participants from Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Philippines, and the United States. Workshop speakers came from the Japan Coast Guard Academy, INTERPOL, and JIATF-W. Ms. Jane Bocklage, Charge d’Affaires, U.S. Permanent Representative to ASEAN, was the senior U.S. representative at the workshop.
|Dr. Jim Campbell participated in a Pacific Area Special Operations (PASOC) conference where he moderated a panel discussion on “Lessons Learned on Insurgency through the Lens of Malaysia, Colombia and the Philippines.”|
Dr. Saira Yamin was recently selected to the be a Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Policy.
Dr. Virginia B. Watson presented a paper at the Symposium “Australia, Japan and Southeast Asia: Tenth Anniversary of the Joint Declaration on Security Cooperation” in Tokyo, Japan in December 2017. The title of her paper is “Australia and Japan in Philippine Foreign Policy”.
Comprehensive Crisis Management Course 18-1 (Feb. 15 - Mar. 4)
Advanced Security Cooperation Course (ASC) 18-1 (Mar. 29 - May 2)
Transnational Security Cooperation (TSC) Course 18-1 (May 20 – May 25)
Countering Violent Extremism in Southeast Asia (CT) II Manila,Philippines (Mar. 13 - 15, 2018)
U. S. Strategy in the Indo-Asia-Pacific (Apr. 4 - 8)
Maritime Shared Awareness (MSA) in Southeast Asia IV (May 14 - 17)
|Simon Lee, U.S. Foreign Service, Chief of Political-External Affairs |
Executive Leadership Development Program Group (ELDP)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Hawai’i Pacific University Leadership and Faculty
Guido Weiss, Military Legislative Assistant, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard
Lt. Gen. Bryan Fenton, Deputy Commander, U.S. Pacific Command
Vice Adm. KRIENGKRAI, Anantasan
Director General of Naval Operations Department
Air Force Strategic Policy Fellows
Lt. Gen. Steve Bowes (TSC 13-1) Department of National Defence / Government of Canada
Susan Niblock, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy in Wellington, New Zealand
Kurt Tong, Consul General to Hong Kong and Macau
Attorneys and Paralegals from the U.S. Army Pacific Office of the Staff Judge Advocate
Vice Adm. G. Ashok Kumar, Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff and the Head of Delegation for the Indian Navy
Defense Orientation Conference Association
Rear Admiral ASM Abdul Baten
Ray Shirkhodai, Pacific Disaster Center
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