HONOLULU – On Tuesday, 47 senior military and civilian government leaders, from 30 countries throughout the region, graduated from the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies “Advanced Security Cooperation Course.”  

In the Executive Course: Advanced Security Cooperation, students discussed national policy, and how the economic, diplomatic, political, cultural and military elements of power affect stability and security of the region as a whole. 

Countries represented at the six-week course were: American Samoa, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Comoros, Cook Islands, India, Indonesia, Laos, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Mongolia, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, Tuvalu, United States, and Vanuatu.

The Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies is a Department of Defense regional study, conference and research center.  The center’s mission is to educate and develop leaders to advance strategic communications and security cooperation in the Asia-Pacific Region.

To date, the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies has had representatives from 45 countries attend the College and has hosted or co-hosted conferences/seminars with nearly 6,891+ participants from 66 countries.