DKI APCSS Employees honored by the Federal Executive Board

By |2021-05-20T14:21:27-10:00May 20th, 2021|Categories: DKI APCSS, news, Awards|Tags: |

Five employees and one departmental team of the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies were honored May 20 by Honolulu Federal Executive Board during their 65th Annual Excellence in Federal Government awards. Because of the COVID-19 restrictions, the FEB ceremony was held virtually. The DKI APCSS awardees were also recognized during a virtual All Hands meeting.   DKI APCSS Director Pete Gumataotao and Deputy Director Jim Hirai and nearly 130 employees were on hand to congratulate and support their team. “Every year we recognize within our Center some incredible folks who are role models, and I really appreciate all [...]

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.

Davidson spotlighted in 4th DKI Speaker Series

By |2022-12-05T12:02:40-10:00April 7th, 2021|Categories: DKI APCSS, news|Tags: , |

Admiral Philip S. Davidson, Commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, shared his thoughts on challenges and opportunities in the region during the Daniel K. Inouye Speaker Series held on Tuesday night at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. The hybrid event, co-hosted by DKI APCSS with the DKI Institute and the Foundation for the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, included more than 400 people joining virtually from 40 countries across the globe and a limited sized live audience due to COVID safety rules. After Davidson’s remarks, there was a short question [...]

Distant Water Fishing Fleets: What, Where, How? The Galapagos

By |2021-06-24T14:22:05-10:00February 16th, 2021|Categories: DKI APCSS, news|Tags: , , , , , |

Last November, DKI APCSS’ LCDR Keith Wilkins chatted with Dr. Evan Ellis, a Research Professor at US Army War College Strategic Studies Institute, and Ms. Meaghan Brosnan, Marine Program Director for WildAid for a webinar on “Distant Water Fishing Fleets: What, Where, How? The Galapagos.” In this recording, Dr. Ellis and Ms. Brosnan discuss and answer questions on the impact of Chinese Distant Water Fishing Fleets around Latin America and the Galapagos, including Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing in the Indo-Pacific region. For more information on the USCG IUUF Strategic Outlook: Resources:   Dr. Evan Ellis: [...]

Announcing Indo-Pacific Orientation Course (IPOC) 21-1

By |2020-12-30T12:37:39-10:00December 8th, 2020|Categories: Courses, DKI APCSS, news|Tags: , , , |

The Indo-Pacific Orientation Course (IPOC) 21-1 is scheduled from Feb. 22-26, 2021. IPOC prepares U.S. security practitioners and partner nations to knowledgeably engage in cooperative security efforts that build capacity to advance a free and open Indo-Pacific. This five-day course will execute in hybrid with four days online and one day in-resident for Oahu-based participants; all others participants will be integrated into their seminars while conducting the course exclusively online. Interested U.S. and international government employees in the military grade equivalencies of O4-O7 can contact DKI APCSS Recruiter Mr. Terry Slattery at by Jan. 11, 2021. IPOC course description [...]

Center renames auditorium after the late Lt. Gen. Stackpole

By |2020-12-02T09:04:28-10:00November 30th, 2020|Categories: DKI APCSS, news, Awards|Tags: , , , |

DKI APCSS Director Pete Gumataotao hosted the event honoring Lt. Gen. Stackpole and all that he brought to the Center. Chief of Regional Engagement Operations Lenore Patton and Chief of Admissions Tom Patykula Family members and invited guests applaud Mrs. Vivien Stackpole for demonstrating courage and resolve at the loss of her late husband. Event Coordinator Cherrielynn Kamahele assists Mrs. Stackpole to untie the maile lei to officially dedicate the Auditorium as “The H.C. “Hank” Stackpole III Auditorium” Director Gumataotao provides closing remarks. View more [...]

Webinar highlights the Indo-Pacific Region through Hindsight, Insight, and Foresight

By |2020-10-27T15:59:01-10:00October 27th, 2020|Categories: DKI APCSS, news|Tags: , , , , |

The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) hosted a special webinar in September to commemorate our 25th anniversary under the theme -- "Hindsight, Insight, Foresight: Celebrating a Legacy to Educate, Connect and Empower." The webinar titled “Bridging the Past with the Future” was hosted by Dr. Elizabeth Kunce and Dr. John Hemmings.  The event included two panels featuring expert speakers from within the DKI APCSS alumni network and beyond with dialogue that covered the region's collective achievements, current challenges, and imagined future of security in the region across the next 25 years.  The discussions were largely shaped by [...]

Hindsight, Insight, Foresight: Thinking about Security in the Indo-Pacific.

By |2020-10-15T12:22:18-10:00October 14th, 2020|Categories: Allen, Turvold, Vuving, Wieninger, Tekwani, Watson, Byrd, Minnich, Burgoyne, DKI APCSS, publication, news, Mullins, Sitaraman, hemmings, Miyamoto|Tags: , , , , |

As part of the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies 25th Anniversary, the Center created this publication, “Hindsight, Insight, Foresight: Thinking about Security in the Indo-Pacific,” to highlight important issues in the Indo-Pacific region. This book provides a tour d’horizon of the most consequential issues that are defining the global and regional security landscape in the Indo-Pacific. With hindsight, insight, and foresight in each of its chapters, the book offers a perspective to see this landscape in its dynamic making and re-making. Download the Digital Book Edited by Dr. Alexander L. Vuving, [...]

Defense Secretary Esper the Keynote at DKI APCSS’ 3rd Speaker Series and 25th Anniversary Commemoration

By |2020-08-28T16:40:24-10:00August 28th, 2020|Categories: DKI APCSS, news|Tags: , , |

Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper provides the keynote address during the Daniel K. Inouye Speaker Series event which also celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in Honolulu Aug. 26. Director, Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) Pete Gumataotao welcomed Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper as the keynote speaker in the 3rd DKI Speaker Series at the Center in Honolulu Aug. 26. The series is co-hosted by the DKI APCSS, the Foundation for the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies and the Daniel [...]

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