Several APCSS faculty and staff participated in two U.S. PACOM-supported Science and Technology workshops this week in Honolulu.  Soft power efforts with a focus on “Forging Regional Science and Technology Ties” were a key focus area of the Pacific Operational Science and Technology Workshop.   APCSS Participants included Deputy Director Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Jim Hirai, Dr. James Campbell, Prof. Shyam Tekwani and Dr. Virginia Watson.  Current CSRT Fellow from India, Mr. Amit Sharma of the Defence Research and Development Organization, participated on a Cyber-Security panel. Dean of Academics Amb. (Ret.) Lauren Kahea Moriarty also attended the workshop.

Dr. Scott Hauger participated in the Pacific Environmental Security Conference. Several alumni also participated in the workshops, most notably, Major General (Ret) Muniruzzaman, SEC06-2 alumnus and President, Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies, who spoke about sustainability issues at the Environmental Security conference.