Fifty-two Fellows graduated June 27 from the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies “Comprehensive Crisis Response Management: Preventing, Preparing, and Responding Course” in Honolulu.

The Comprehensive Crisis Management: Preventing, Preparing and Responding course takes a comprehensive approach CCM operations and activities. Course content focuses on three broad topic areas: (1) crisis assessments and condition-setting, (2) transitions across the prevent-prepare-respond cycle and (3) during- and post-crisis reconstruction. In addition to this conceptual framework, the CCM course also addresses CCM-task coalition building and operations, inter-agency coordination, stability trends analysis, preventive activities as well as international interventions, post-emergency reconstruction, transition shaping, and strategic communications. The course curriculum is generally divided into three major blocks: (1) framing the CCM problem, (2) elements of stability and, (3) making collaborative CCM operations work.

The Fellows represented military and civilian government leaders from 31 countries throughout the Asia-Pacific region that attended the three-week course to study regional security.

Countries represented at the course were: Afghanistan, American Samoa, Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Chile, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Laos, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and the United States.

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 7,200+ participants from 72 countries.