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Dr. Sungmin Cho Discusses South Korea’s role in a Taiwan Contingency on the CSIS Podcast

By |2023-09-21T16:20:18-10:00September 21st, 2023|Categories: Courses, news, Cho, Media|Tags: , , |

DKI APCSS professor Dr. Sungmin Cho recently appeared on the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) podcast titled "South Korea's Role in Taiwan Contingency." The popular podcast can be found on YouTube. Dr. Sungmin Cho is a professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in Honolulu. The views expressed are those of the author alone and do not represent the official policy of the DKI APCSS, the U.S. Department of Defense, or the U.S. government.

Climate Adaptation: Building Partnerships for Resilience in South Asia

By |2023-09-22T14:26:42-10:00September 19th, 2023|Categories: Courses, Faculty, College, Workshop, news|Tags: |

Climate adaptation and building climate literacy were the focus of a workshop hosted by the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. The workshop titled “Climate Adaptation: Building Partnerships for Resilience in South Asia” was held August 21-24, 2023 in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Join us for a virtual seminar on space

By |2023-08-18T15:55:25-10:00August 18th, 2023|Categories: Courses, Faculty, College, news|Tags: , , , |

Webinar Registration UH event webpage aprsaf.org Join us for a virtual seminar: "Accelerating Asia-Pacific Space Economies Through Partnerships: Challenges, Opportunities, and Best Practices." This seminar is an official side event of the Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum. It's co-organized by the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Center for Indo-Pacific Affairs, and the Pacific Forum. Tuesday, September 5, 2023 3:00–5:00 pm HST

Engaging Transnational Security in the Heart of the Pacific

By |2023-08-03T13:31:35-10:00August 2nd, 2023|Categories: Courses, news|Tags: , , |

The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) brought together senior-level security practitioners from more than 20 countries to explore transnational security issues and emerging challenges in the Indo-Pacific region. DKI APCSS professor Dr. Jeremiah Lumbaca and U.S. Navy Capt. Henry Saito led the group from June 23-28. The 27 participants engaged in discussions on topics such as economics, strategic competition, maritime security, space security, and cybersecurity. A tabletop exercise simulated a real-world crisis, allowing the Fellows to apply their knowledge strategically and engage in role-playing. Brian Finlay, president and CEO of the Stimson Center [...]

Four DKI APCSS professors support Thailand’s Senior Security Studies Program

By |2023-07-27T17:03:34-10:00July 27th, 2023|Categories: Courses, Workshop, Alumni, news|Tags: , |

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 [...]

Global Security Perspectives: CSC 23-2 Graduates Fellows from Over 35 Nations

By |2023-07-07T16:33:25-10:00July 7th, 2023|Categories: Courses, Alumni, news|Tags: , , , , , |

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 [...]

Standout Fellows Return to the Center as ‘Alumni Seminar Leaders’

By |2023-05-10T16:28:59-10:00May 10th, 2023|Categories: Courses, Alumni, news, Alumni-kiosk|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

DKI APCSS Military Fellow publishes paper on AI and Civil-Military Operations

By |2023-04-17T15:46:10-10:00April 17th, 2023|Categories: Courses, Faculty Articles, news, Smith|Tags: , |

“Civil-Military Operations in the Age of Artificial Intelligence,” a research paper by Maj. Tony Smith was recently published in the Ninth Volume of the Civil Affairs Issue Papers. This paper, which explores the nuances of Artificial Intelligence’s impact on Civil Affairs Operations, represents a small but meaningful step in our understanding of how technology is transforming aspects of modern warfare. Summary: The introduction of artificial intelligence (AI) serves as the next major offset technology transforming the character of war. In 2018, the Department of Defense rolled out its AI strategy, largely ignoring risks and external factors that make AI's arrival [...]

Enhancing Security Cooperation: Indo-Pacific Course Empowers Fellows with Critical Thinking Skills

By |2023-05-01T11:37:18-10:00April 5th, 2023|Categories: Courses, news|Tags: , |

The Comprehensive Security Cooperation (CSC) course 23-1 offered Fellows the opportunity to network while gaining insight into critical security issues in the Indo-Pacific region. Fellows explored topics such as Maritime Security in the South China Sea, the effects of climate change, Irregular Warfare and Counterterrorism, Cybersecurity, Misinformation and Disinformation, and Economic Security. This iteration of CSC featured an increased emphasis on building critical thinking skills. The course management team, led by Professor Sam Mullins, reviewed the previous course, and found a need to dedicate more time to critical thinking skills. They revamped the critical thinking lecture and placed it at the [...]

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