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 [...]
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 www.olelo.org/islandfocus 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.
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 [...]
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 [...]