Sixty Fellows graduated February 22 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 27 countries throughout the Asia-Pacific region that attended the three-week course to study regional security.

Countries represented at the course were: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Comoros, Cook Islands, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Micronesia, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, United States and Vietnam.

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.