The Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies held the sixth iteration of its DKI Speaker Series on November 19, featuring His Excellency Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr., President of the Republic of the Philippines. The Philippine President’s discussion resonated with the series' goal of fostering discussions on regional stability and security. He spoke to an auditorium of over 200 participants focusing on regional security challenges, the Philippines’ security situation, and the Philippine-U.S. alliance. President Marcos Jr. presented a donation to Hawaii to aid in the Maui fire recovery effort. Lt. Gov. Sylvia Luke accepted the gift. [...]
The Foundation for APCSS held its biannual meeting on October 12. The meeting was attended by Gen. (ret.) David Bramlett, Gerald “Jerry” Sumida, Betty Brow, Connie Lau, Maj. Gen. (ret.) Darryll Wong, and DKI APCSS Deputy Director Dick Sears. For 28 years, the Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) has played a crucial role in promoting peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. Since 2000, the Center has received generous support from Hawaii’s local community through the Foundation for the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. A group of Hawaii’s business and community leaders created [...]
Director Gumataotao delivers insights on the Indo-Pacific region at Nauru government’s ambassador’s retreat
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 [...]
One of the ideological bedrocks of the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies is the concept of “ohana” or family. In the past, the Center has had fathers and sons, fathers and daughters, and spouses as alumni or staff. The Butler family is the first to have three generations to have worked at the Center. Matriarch Wendy Gibson worked at the Center in the conference division back in 2002. Retired Lt. Gen. “Hank” Stackpole was president at the time. Years later, in 2020, her daughter-in-law Jen Butler took a job at the Center in the same division. A military [...]
The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security honored five individuals and one team at the 2023 Honolulu Pacific Federal Executive Awards ceremony. The 67th Annual Excellence in Federal Government Awards Program and EXPO took place on May 5, 2023. This year DKI APCSS awardees are: Federal Employee of the Year (Leader, Supervisor, Manager): Doris Dyogi – Regional Engagement Operations Coordinator Federal Employee of the Year (Professional, Administrative, Technical): Merrick Lambaco – Budget Analyst Federal Employee of the Year (Clerical and Assistant): Catrina Manabe – Lead, Human Resources Specialist Mentor of the Year: Richard Vuylsteke – Professor Exceptional Community Service: [...]
Richard Sears, the Center’s Dean of Admissions and Business Operations, retired on December 31, 2022. Sears served at the Center for over 20 years and previously for 30 years in the United States Navy.
Table of Contents PDF Download DKI APCSS Publications Summary: The book explores the dynamic geopolitical pressures in the region and addresses how these pressures impact security architecture, relationships, and policy. Multidimensional security challenges, such as COVID-19, climate change, water and food, piracy, and maritime challenge, are deliberated upon and given policy recommendations. It’s 17 contributors represent high-ranking individuals and experts who have geared the content for policymakers, security practitioners, and researchers. This book represents the third DKI APCSS publication on Oceania security. Previous publications on the topic include “Regionalism, Security & Cooperation in Oceania” and “Security [...]
In preparation for his upcoming travel to the region, Admiral Sam Paparo, Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, visited the Center to engage in a roundtable discussion with Oceania subject matter experts. The participants represented premier experts from three organizations located on Oahu: DKI APCSS, the East-West Center, and the Pacific Forum.
Pursuing practical cooperative measures to mitigate maritime security challenges was one of the topics addressed at the recent 17th ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting Plus, Experts’ Working Group on Maritime Security held August 23-24 at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in Honolulu, HI.
Tom Patykula rises early on a Saturday morning in June. His ankles tinge with slight pain, souvenirs from his military service and a distinguished athletic career in college football and wrestling. Still ingrained with the discipline of an Army Ranger, he presses on to get the job done. He will lead his last class of over 80 Fellows on a team-building excursion to Oahu’s world-famous North Shore. After this trip, he will retire from Federal civil service after 23 years at the Center. For over 185 courses, he has [...]