APCSS Faculty

Joseph D. Coughlin

By |2023-10-27T14:31:02-10:00October 27th, 2023|Tags: , |

Colonel Joseph Coughlin came to the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in July of 2023 following his assignment as the Commander, 8th Mission Support Group, Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea. Colonel Coughlin graduated from Tolland High School, Tolland, Connecticut, attended Lyndon State College in Lyndonville, Vermont, and was commissioned upon graduation through the Reserve Officer Training Corps in 2000.  He is a command Meteorologist and has served a variety of operational and staff assignments at the Detachment, Squadron, Major Command, Headquarters Air Force levels, and Secretary of Defense levels. Previously, Colonel Coughlin served as a [...]

Prof. Shyam Tekwani participates in Counterinsurgency Communication Strategy Masterclass

By |2023-09-28T10:59:26-10:00September 28th, 2023|Categories: Courses, Faculty, College, Workshop, news|Tags: |

Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies’ Prof. Shyam Tekwani recently shared his expertise in the Communication Strategy Masterclass on Counterinsurgency held by the Philippines’ Department of National Defense (DND) National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) Management Office (DNEMO) from July 17-19, 2023. The workshop aimed to enhance the strategic communication capabilities within the defense and security sector by focusing on key aspects such as media literacy, stakeholder engagement, and crisis communication planning. Throughout the course, Prof. Tekwani emphasized the importance of critical thinking, creativity, and adaptability in the face of evolving global changes. [...]

David McElyea

By |2023-09-27T17:14:58-10:00September 27th, 2023|Tags: |

Professor David McElyea is a well-respected expert in the fields of maritime security cooperation, national security strategy, and economic security. He joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in October 2019 as a lecturer, bringing with him 25 years of experience in the United States Navy as a Naval Flight Officer and Foreign Area Officer. As a Foreign Area Officer, Professor McElyea gained extensive global experience in the field of maritime security cooperation, where he has advanced maritime cooperation and integration with partners and allies. He has served as a maritime advisor to several U.S. Navy [...]

Peter M. Haymond

By |2023-09-27T16:19:24-10:00September 27th, 2023|Tags: , |

Ambassador Peter M. Haymond joined DKI APCS as Senior Diplomatic Fellow in September 2023. Ambassador Haymond led the U.S. Embassy in Vientiane, Laos, from January 2020 to August 2023. He previously served as Deputy Chief of Mission and Charge d'Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand, from 2016 to 2019. Ambassador Haymond has also served as Director of the Office of Chinese and Mongolian Affairs in the Department of State’s Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Consul General at the U.S. Consulate General in Chengdu, China; and Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in [...]

Erin Williams

By |2023-09-27T15:39:59-10:00September 27th, 2023|Tags: , , , |

Captain Erin Williams joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in July 2023 as a Military Professor. A native of Kansas, she joined the U.S. Coast Guard in 1994 and is a 1998 graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut. She earned her Master of Arts in Educational Technology from San Diego State University in 2005. Her previous assignment was as Commanding Officer of Activities Far East in Tokyo, Japan, where she was responsible for securing the U.S. Marine Transportation System and strengthening global maritime governance in the Indo-Pacific via regulatory oversight [...]

Developing Hawai’i’s Relationships with Indo-Pacific – Part One: Point Counterpoint

By |2023-09-26T10:03:36-10:00September 26th, 2023|Categories: Faculty, news, Sitaraman, Media|Tags: , , |

DKI APCSS’ Dr. Srini Sitharaman recently appeared on Think Tech Hawai’i’s special series “Developing Hawai’i’s Relationships with Indo-Pacific - Part One: Point Counterpoint.”

Joshua P. Taylor

By |2023-09-27T12:23:04-10:00September 25th, 2023|Tags: |

Captain Joshua P. Taylor came to the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in December 2022 following his tour as South Asia Division Chief at U.S. Indo-Pacific Command. Captain Taylor is an Indo-Pacific Foreign Area Officer (FAO) native of Mahwah, New Jersey. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1997, receiving a Bachelor of Science in History. He holds Master of Arts degrees in Organizational Management from George Washington University and Diplomacy and Military Studies from Hawaii Pacific University. He is a Naval War College and Joint/Combined Warfighting School graduate. He was a Federal Executive [...]

Niel K. Kaneshiro

By |2023-09-25T09:06:54-10:00September 25th, 2023|

Niel K Kaneshiro joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in July 2023 as a civilian faculty member, contributing extensive experience in intelligence, law enforcement, and counterterrorism. His federal government career began in 2003 with the U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) in Washington, D.C., where he provided foreign intelligence and terrorist threat assessments to support priority U.S. Navy acquisitions and technology development programs. In 2007, Mr. Kaneshiro transferred to the NCIS Hawaii Field Office, where his responsibilities included safeguarding national security, countering malign influence, and supporting felony criminal investigations across the Pacific region, covering Department [...]

Climate Adaptation: Building Partnerships for Resilience in South Asia

By |2023-09-22T14:26:42-10:00September 19th, 2023|Categories: Courses, Faculty, College, Workshop, news|Tags: |

Climate adaptation and building climate literacy were the focus of a workshop hosted by the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. The workshop titled “Climate Adaptation: Building Partnerships for Resilience in South Asia” was held August 21-24, 2023 in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Eric J. Dahlmann

By |2023-09-18T15:59:47-10:00September 18th, 2023|Tags: , , |

Eric Dahlmann arrived as a Military Fellow at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in June 2023. Major Dahlmann is a special operations pilot with over 1,700 flight hours, including over 270 combat hours. He has conducted counterterrorism, hostage rescue, direct action, and other special operations in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. He most recently served at Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) in Hurlburt Field, FL, as the Executive Officer to the Deputy Commander and the Chief of Senior Leader Management. In those capacities, he was the most trusted agent and advisor to the [...]

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