Director Gumataotao delivers insights on the Indo-Pacific region at Nauru government’s ambassador’s retreat

By |2023-07-21T16:42:16-10:00July 21st, 2023|Categories: Director, DKI APCSS, news|

Peter Gumataotao, director of the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, was invited as a special guest speaker for the Nauru government’s ambassadors’ retreat held in Cairns, Australia from June 28-30. During the retreat, Nauru’s ambassadors, who work in foreign affairs, trade and diplomacy, discussed potential considerations for a future bilateral security agreement between Nauru and the United States. “I am very pleased that the leadership in Nauru are asking some exceptional questions regarding what it means to establish relationships with other countries,” said Gumataotao. “[They are] looking at overlapping priorities and areas of mutual interest and concern [...]

DKI APCSS Faculty Present at the Thai Strategic Studies Center

By |2022-07-25T09:13:13-10:00July 19th, 2022|Categories: Conference, Workshop, Director, news|Tags: , |

DKI APCSS Director, Pete Gumataotao led a delegation of Center faculty and staff through a visit to Thailand. The trip marked one of the Center’s first expeditions into the region since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.In Thailand, faculty members provided lectures to the Royal Thai Armed Forces’ Strategic Studies Center (SSC) of the National Defence Studies Institute for the Senior Security Studies Program, which was held July 18-22, 2022.The intensive one-week program for senior Thai security sector leaders emphasized key geopolitical and security trends in the region as well as capacities [...]

DKI APCSS Director Appears on Island Focus

By |2021-04-28T06:44:38-10:00April 26th, 2021|Categories: Director, DKI APCSS, news, Media|

Last February, DKI APCSS Director Pete Gumataotao spoke with Hawaii’s Island Focus about the value of the Center to the community and the region.  Hosted by Lyla Berg, that Island Focus episode is now available online. You can also view current and past Island Focus episodes at Island Focus is a local TV show focused on leaders from our communities including non-profit organizations, educational institutions, government agencies and businesses that make Hawaii a very special and unique place.

Directors Log: A new year’s focus

By |2019-10-24T10:08:12-10:00January 11th, 2019|Categories: Director's Log, Director, news|

Aloha and Hafa Adai! We’ve accomplished so much this year even up to the last weeks of December and now it’s time to give pause in our busy schedule to recharge our batteries, reflect on our awesome accomplishments this past year, and to reset our focus towards 2019 and beyond which is turning out to be as ambitious and exciting as this past year. We couldn’t have done all of this work without every part of our Ohana coming to the Center ready to work and contribute every day to our ongoing success. Without the individual contributions from our Ohana, we [...]

Senior regional leaders complete transnational cooperation course at DKI APCSS

By |2019-10-24T10:09:33-10:00May 25th, 2018|Categories: Courses, Faculty, College, Director, news|Tags: |

Twenty-five senior leaders from twenty-four locations participated in the Transnational Security Cooperation course (TSC 18-1) from May 20 – 25 at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS). The Course Manager for this iteration of TSC was Navy Cmdr. Jonathan Odom and the Course Coordinator was Lt. Col. Alex Bortado. The course is offered twice a year to senior security practitioners from the whole-of-government and society at the vice-minister, ambassador, and senior military officer (one- to four-star rank) level.  It aims to enhance awareness of transnational security issues within the complex environments they occur; explore collaborative policies [...]

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