APCSS Outreach Events

Maritime Challenges Conference Proceedings Now Online

By |2016-01-21T13:53:05-10:00November 19th, 2014|Categories: Outreach, Conference, Workshop|Tags: |

Maritime Security Challenges (MSC) 2014, the 6th iteration of the successful MSC conference series, was held in Victoria, BC, Canada from October 6 – 9, 2014. The conference involved over 180 delegates from 22 nations, including 13 senior serving flag officers, as well as ambassadors, senators, members of parliament, and leading figures in the defence and security sectors. A report on conference proceedings authored by University of Calgary graduate students is now available online here In addition MSC14 presentations are available (click here to view) and videos of the conference proceedings are now available on the MSC YouTube channel. Maritime Security Challenges [...]

APCSS outreach team conducts info-sharing workshop in Manila

By |2014-02-15T10:54:39-10:00February 13th, 2014|Categories: Outreach|

An Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS) outreach team conducted a three-day workshop entitled “Exploiting the Crime-Terror Nexus: Combating Violent Extremism through Multisectoral Information and Intelligence Sharing” in Manila, Philippines Feb. 11-13. The workshop consisted of 51 participants from the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia. The event was co-hosted by the National Defense College of the Philippines (NDCP) and was attended by the Vice President of the Philippines Jejomar Binay and US Ambassador to the Philippines Phillip S. Goldberg. The APCSS outreach team was led by APCSS Dean Capt. Carleton Cramer and the academic lead was Dr. David Fouse. The APCSS-NDCP workshop [...]

China Outreach

By |2013-12-20T14:09:59-10:00December 20th, 2013|Categories: Outreach, Courses, Faculty|

In November, the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies conducted two events in China. The first was a two-day bi-lateral workshop entitled “US-China: Building Strategic Trust” with the Institute of American Studies (IAS) of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). APCSS representatives also met with Chinese counterparts in Lanzhou, China to exchange knowledge on climate change and security issues and, to consider further steps to improve the collaboration between the scientific and security communities. The Beijing workshop included 40 people sharing perspectives and identifying possible areas for mutually building strategic trust between the US and China. Discussion topics included: Current State [...]

Building an Effective Security Sector through Inclusion

By |2019-01-17T14:20:20-10:00March 27th, 2013|Categories: Outreach, College, Conference, Workshop, Women Peace and Security|Tags: |

A workshop on “Building an Effective Security Sector through Inclusion” was held March 12-14, 2013 in Nha Trang, Vietnam. Hosted by the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS), in partnership with the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam’s Institute of Foreign Policy and Strategic Studies, the multilateral workshop focused on key considerations and opportunities to build effective security sectors in the Asia-Pacific through the inclusion of diverse viewpoints and perspectives. “Expanding the role and impact of women in security is not a women’s issue, but an essential part of achieving the goals of good governance and effective leadership,” stated Dr. Lori Forman, workshop [...]

Building consensus on priorities in national security sector development in Indonesia

By |2013-05-22T10:41:17-10:00September 27th, 2012|Categories: Outreach, Courses, Workshop|

Indonesian MoD Secretary General Air Marshall Eris Herryanto (left) and U.S. Ambassador Scot Marciel open the workshop.The Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies together with the Indonesian Ministry of Defense and the Indonesian Defense University co-hosted a Security Sector Development Workshop in Jakarta, Indonesia Sept. 11-12 with the theme of “Building Consensus on Priorities in National Security Sector Development in Indonesia.” U.S. Ambassador Scot Marciel was in attendance as Indonesian MoD Secretary General Air Marshall Eris Herryanto opened the workshop. In his remarks, the Secretary General explained that the workshop will not only enhance the understanding on national security, especially on [...]

Thailand outreach workshop focuses on security sector development

By |2012-09-12T11:01:29-10:00August 13th, 2012|Categories: Outreach, Courses, Faculty, Conference|

An Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS) outreach team conducted a workshop entitled “Interagency Collaboration to Counter Violent Extremism” in Hua Hin, Thailand  July 9-13. The purpose of the workshop was to assist the Thailand government in accessing and further developing its’ security sector in countering violent extremism (CVE).  A key objective of the workshop was to enable participants to develop specific recommendations for increased efficiency and effectiveness of the Thai Interagency or "whole of government" process.  Additionally, the workshop was intended to help advance the important and long standing U.S. treaty relationship with Thailand. A senior Thai military official in [...]

Maritime security challenges to be addressed at conference

By |2014-08-29T16:17:40-10:00August 2nd, 2012|Categories: Outreach, Faculty, Conference|

In cooperation with Maritime Forces Pacific of the Royal Canadian Navy, Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS) will participate in a conference entitled "Maritime Security Challenges 2012" will be held Oct. 1-3 in Victoria, B.C. Canada. The conference will be presented by Royal Roads University. The conference will focus on presenting topical maritime security issues in a stimulating global environment and will address the following issues: Security issues in the Gulf of Guinea The illegal movement of people & illicit cargoes at sea Developments in aricraft carriers Decision making during a crisis situation Maritime applications of unmanned and autonomous vehicles Shipbuilding and future [...]

South Asian countries look at ways to better prepare for regional disaster response

By |2012-05-04T14:47:41-10:00May 3rd, 2012|Categories: Outreach, College, Conference|

How can the countries of South Asia better cooperate in the planning and response to natural disasters? This was the topic of a workshop held April 22-28 in Cambridge, Mass. The Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS), in collaboration with the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NESA) and the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) of Government hosted the weeklong workshop on 'U.S.-South Asia Leader Engagement Program' at Harvard University. This workshop, the second in a series, expanded participation beyond the initial Afghanistan-Pakistan-India -U.S. participants of a May 2011 workshop which concentrated on the security dynamics among them. [...]

APCSS and DTRA cohost ‘mobile’ APOC

By |2012-04-26T14:34:13-10:00April 26th, 2012|Categories: Outreach, Workshop|

As the United States rebalances its focus on the Asia-Pacific, there is greater demand for information on issues in the Asia-Pacific Region. The Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies recently hosted its second mobile Asia-Pacific Orientation Course in the Washington, D.C. area. The three-day course was held April 17-19 and was co-hosted by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). Seventy-six Fellows from DTRA, the Office of the Secretary of Defense and various service headquarters, as well as the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Agency for International Development and others, completed the course. According to one graduate, he felt "very enlightened by [...]

APCSS outreach team conducts security dialogs in China

By |2012-04-23T11:11:33-10:00April 23rd, 2012|Categories: Outreach|

An Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies team recently travelled to China to improve relations with academic and security practitioner counterparts and develop opportunities for future discussions. APCSS Director Dan "Fig" Leaf travelled with a team of seven to China for exchanges of ideas and perspectives with partners, security practitioners, and alumni in several major cities from April 7-17. The theme of the discussions was "Securing Shared Prosperity," which elicited enthusiastic participation from a broad range of institutions, including the Shanghai Institute for International Studies, Tongji University, the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center [...]

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