In a world marked by evolving geopolitical security challenges, the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) hosted the Comprehensive Security Cooperation (CSC) course 23-3 in Honolulu, bringing together 108 Fellows from over 30 countries in the Indo-Pacific region and beyond.According to course manager Dr. Sungmin Cho, the course was not just a platform for academic learning but a testament to the courage of its participants, who braved uncertainty with the looming threat of a possible government shutdown. “Even compared to [previous] Fellows, you are truly special and impressive because you survived the potential government shutdown,” said Cho [...]
The Royal Thai Armed Forces’ Strategic Studies Center of the National Defense Studies Institute recently hosted the fourth Senior Security Studies Program. The intensive one-week course for senior Thai security sector leaders was held in Bangsaen, Chonburi, and emphasized the impact of change in the region as well as the capacity to manage change for both leaders and institutions. Faculty and senior leadership from the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies once again participated in the course. Thirty participants from a variety of government organizations and academia attended the course. They represented various offices within the Ministries of [...]
With more than 25 years of educating, empowering, and connecting security practitioners around the world, we’re now seeing participants whose parents or even grandparents attended a course at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. Claret Chongum recently graduated from the Comprehensive Security Cooperation (CSC) course 23-2 on June 29. Hailing from the Marshall Islands, she works as a Foreign Service Officer in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Her grandmother, Rosalie Konou, is also an alumna of the Center, having graduated from the Advanced Security Cooperation course in 2014. Claret’s grandmother attended the course when [...]
Fellows from over 35 nations recently graduated from the Comprehensive Security Cooperation (CSC) 23-2 course. Held at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS), the program ran from May 24 to June 29, attracting mid-level military, government, and non-government professionals. Under the guidance of U.S. Navy Commander Liam Connel, who assumed the role of course manager, 104 fellows embarked on an educational journey designed to expand their knowledge and foster meaningful connections among the participants from diverse backgrounds. Commander Connel reflected on the course's achievements: "Our aim was to educate, connect, and empower, and I firmly [...]
In collaboration with the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies (GCMC), the Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) held the Building Whole of Society Resilience workshop on June 12-15 in Garmisch, Germany. The event brought together 26 security practitioners from the European and Indo-Pacific theaters to discuss building whole-of-society resilience to hybrid threats in the two regions. Dr. Michael Chase Dr. Michael Chase, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for China, Taiwan, and Mongolia, participated in the workshop and provided opening remarks. Said Chase, “We are here to exchange some lessons [...]
Two standout alumni, Purnima Malik “PM” (CSC 22-1) from India and Oliver Nobetau “Ollie” (CSC 22-2) from Papua New Guinea, served as Alumni Seminar Leaders for the Comprehensive Security Cooperation (CSC) 23-1. According to course manager Sam Mullins, his team implemented the Alumni Seminar Program after seeing the benefits of a similar program at the George C. Marshall Center for Security Studies in Germany. Said Mullins, “[The Alumni Seminar Leader program] is an awesome opportunity that I think is beneficial to the Fellows who get to come back here and contribute to the professional development of [...]
Exciting news! Eun Jung Yi, Nurul Hidayah, and Prabaswari (Ruri) from the Comprehensive Security Cooperation course (CSC 22-2) initiated the Women Inspiring Women Network (WIWN) and hosted the inaugural gathering online on March 17, 2023. After completing a course in Hawaii, many of the Fellows expressed their desire to stay connected and continue to build the friendships they had forged during their time together. Responding to this need, three alumni - Eun Jung Yi, Nurul Hidayah, and Prabaswari (Ruri) - have initiated the Women Inspiring Women Network (WIWN). This platform is designed to keep the Fellows connected and inspired by [...]
Alumnus Col. Mendee Jargalsaikhan is the Deputy Director for Mongolia's Institute for Strategic Studies of the National Security Council. He is a graduate of the Comprehensive Security Cooperation 23-1 course and the Executive Course 01-2.
Erich Meier Jr. graduated from the Comprehensive Security Cooperation (CSC) course in March of 2022. While he was eager to complete his Fellow’s Project on maritime security, he soon discovered that his project would have to change. After the course, Bangladesh officials notified him that his planned symposium on maritime security had to be cancelled due to Covid-19 travel restrictions. Determined not to give up on his Fellows Project, he created a new project to host a symposium on human rights during the early stages of detention. His project was titled "2nd Asia Pacific Police Colloquium." After approval from [...]
For the Comprehensive Security Cooperation Course 22-3, the Center invited alumnus Kathrine Lingan (CSC 22-1) and Adiyasuren Jamiyan (ASC 15-2) from Mongolia. The two would be the first-ever international Fellows invited as Alumni Seminar Leaders.