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DKI APCSS Faculty participate in Women, Peace & Security Symposium

By |2023-05-12T15:06:16-10:00May 12th, 2023|Categories: Faculty, Workshop, news|Tags: , , , , , |

Panel presentation Two DKI APCSS faculty recently participated in the U.S. Naval War College’s 9th Annual Symposium on Women, Peace, and Security which was held there April 26-28, 2023. Dr. James Minnich contributed with a book chapter and panel presentation on "Politics of Belonging: Men as Allies in the Meaningful Inclusion of Women in the Security Sector." During his talk, he discussed how women’s inclusion in the security sector is increasingly being seen as a matter of national security as nations struggle to fill ranks. Minnich further stated that “To address this security dilemma, many more women must [...]

The 67th Annual Excellence in Federal Government Awards Program

By |2023-05-09T10:48:32-10:00May 8th, 2023|Categories: Faculty, DKI APCSS, news|Tags: , |

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:  [...]

Wade Turvold Participates in DSCA/Regional Centers Panel at Sea Air Space Conference

By |2023-04-11T12:40:57-10:00April 11th, 2023|Categories: Faculty, news, Turvold|Tags: , , , , |

Washington, D.C., April 5, 2023 — Wade Turvold, Dean of Admissions and Business Operations at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS), took part in a Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA)/Regional Centers panel during the Navy League's 2023 Sea-Air-Space Conference and Exposition in Washington. The DSCA serves as an executive agent for six regional security centers, central to national security. The panel focused on the crucial role that these centers play in intellectual security cooperation, fostering relationships with allies and partners, and building future leaders. Turvold highlighted the center's unique mission to maintain relationships with allies, [...]

Lukas Filler

By |2023-03-13T16:33:47-10:00March 13th, 2023|Tags: , |

Dr. Lukas Filler joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in December 2022. He brings to the center over fifteen years' experience leading and conducting research as well as advising USG senior leaders on the strategic logic and implications of PRC decisions and behavior. Dr. Filler was previously a Senior Advisor (non-resident) at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) as well as the Acting Director, China Strategic Focus Group at the US Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) where he led a $125M program of record. Prior to this, he co-led the conceptualization and formation [...]

Brent A. Feller

By |2023-02-14T13:50:05-10:00February 14th, 2023|Tags: , , |

Brent Feller joined the Daniel K Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in February 2023 as a Military Professor in the College of Security Studies after a posting at Headquarters, Pacific Air Forces as a Country Director focused on Indonesia, Malaysia, Timor Leste, and Brunei. He is an Indo-Pacific focused Foreign Area Officer with a specialty in Southeast Asia. Prior to becoming a Foreign Area Officer, Major Feller was a Nuclear Operations Officer at Minot Air Force Base with experience as a Combat Crew Commander, Evaluator, and Planner. He was selected to be an instructor at 392d Training Squadron, [...]

John E. Reiss

By |2022-10-17T11:44:52-10:00October 17th, 2022|

 John E. Reiss joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in September 2022 as the center’s first in-house editor. He brings to the center an extensive background in education, writing, editing, and social media management. His areas of professional interest include international human rights, post-conflict development, and cultural competence. John has an extensive background in international education. He has taught classes in academic writing, English as a foreign language, international criminal law, and law of the sea at schools and universities in the United States, Spain, Chile, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Somalia. He is a strong [...]

Matthew R. Kent

By |2022-10-17T11:56:28-10:00October 11th, 2022|Tags: |

Colonel Matthew Kent came to the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in September 2022 following his three-year tour as the Chief of the Liaison Affairs Section at the American Institute in Taiwan-Taipei. In 1996, Col. Kent was commissioned  as an Army Infantry officer. Upon completion of training, he served a tour in the 1-506th Infantry Battalion located in Korea and as a Basic Training Executive Officer (XO) in 2-54th Infantry Battalion and then later with 3-47th Infantry Battalion both located at Fort Benning, Georgia. In 2001, COL Kent completed Special Forces training and served as [...]

Henry Saito

By |2022-09-19T08:53:33-10:00September 19th, 2022|Tags: |

Captain Henry Saito joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in July 2022 as a military faculty member. Captain Saito is a native of California and was commissioned in the Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer.  He later transitioned duties to become an Indo-Pacific Foreign Area Officer and has spent over a decade supporting Asia-Pacific efforts. At sea, Captain Saito served on board USS Oldendorf (DD 972) as the Damage Control Assistant; USS Antietam (CG 54) as the Weapons and Combat Systems Officer; and at Destroyer Squadron 9 as the Assistant Training, Readiness, and Operations Officer.  [...]

Afua O. Boahema-Lee

By |2022-10-17T11:49:27-10:00September 9th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

Major Afua O. Boahema-Lee joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in July 2022 as a military fellow. Major Boahema-Lee was born in Atlanta, GA, raised in Ghana, West Africa and is fluent in Twi. Major Boahema-Lee enlisted in 2004 in the United States Army Reserve as a 92G Food Specialist and later commissioned in 2009 into the Army Reserve as a Medical Service Corps Officer. Upon commissioning, Major Boahema-Lee was assigned as a recruiter with Auburn University at Montgomery, Alabama. Her key assignments include Healthcare Administrator with the 7233rd Medical Support Unit, Tuskegee, [...]

Tony W. Smith

By |2023-04-17T15:50:49-10:00September 9th, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

Major Tony Smith joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in July 2022 as a part of the United States Army’s Broadening Opportunity Program. Maj. Smith arrived following graduation from the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island with a focus on Asia-Pacific affairs. Originally from Newport, Kentucky he entered the Army in 2009 and received his commission from Officer Candidate School in Fort Benning, Georgia in 2010. Maj. Smith is a graduate of the Quartermaster Basic Officer Leadership Course in Fort Lee, Virginia.  He transitioned to Civil Affairs in 2011 and graduated from the Army [...]

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