Philippines and Vietnam Track 2 experts discuss shared challenges

By |2024-04-23T16:22:46-10:00April 23rd, 2024|Categories: Courses, Workshop, news|Tags: , |

Increasingly sophisticated competition in the Indo-Pacific requires countries to harness whole-of-society efforts to protect their interests and enhance resilience. The Philippines and Vietnam are two countries heavily exposed to coercive activities, particularly in the maritime, economic, and cognitive domains.

DKI APCSS hosts Defense Industrial Base Resilience Workshop 

By |2024-01-24T16:03:43-10:00January 24th, 2024|Categories: Workshop, Alumni, news|Tags: , , , |

As supply chain issues garner headlines around the world, the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies hosted a high-level workshop entitled “Building Collective Defense Industrial Base Resilience.” The two-day workshop was held in Honolulu January 18-19, 2024. DKI APCSS used its convening powers to bring together allies and partners from around the world to share perspectives on defense industrial base challenges and opportunities for collaboration to overcome them. According to workshop co-leads Captain Joshua Taylor and Dr. Bill Wieninger, “We are using lessons learned from Europe and the Indo-Pacific on building defense industrial resilience. During the workshop, we looked at key [...]

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. [...]

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.

Four DKI APCSS professors support Thailand’s Senior Security Studies Program

By |2023-07-27T17:03:34-10:00July 27th, 2023|Categories: Courses, Workshop, Alumni, news|Tags: , |

The Royal Thai Armed Forces’ Strategic Studies Center of the National Defense Studies Institute recently hosted the fourth Senior Security Studies Program. The intensive one-week course for senior Thai security sector leaders was held in Bangsaen, Chonburi, and emphasized the impact of change in the region as well as the capacity to manage change for both leaders and institutions. Faculty and senior leadership from the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies once again participated in the course. Thirty participants from a variety of government organizations and academia attended the course. They represented various offices within the Ministries of [...]

Experts from Europe and Indo-Pacific Collaborate to Strengthen Whole-of-Society Resilience

By |2023-06-29T14:54:08-10:00June 15th, 2023|Categories: Workshop, Alumni, news|Tags: , |

In collaboration with the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies (GCMC), the Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) held the Building Whole of Society Resilience workshop on June 12-15 in Garmisch, Germany. The event brought together 26 security practitioners from the European and Indo-Pacific theaters to discuss building whole-of-society resilience to hybrid threats in the two regions. Dr. Michael Chase Dr. Michael Chase, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for China, Taiwan, and Mongolia, participated in the workshop and provided opening remarks. Said Chase, “We are here to exchange some lessons [...]

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 [...]

Maluhia Workshop Convenes Senior Officials for Strategic Collaboration

By |2023-05-12T11:43:33-10:00May 12th, 2023|Categories: Workshop, news|Tags: , , |

The recent Maluhia 2023 workshop focused on building a better understanding of strategic policy in the region. Thirty-seven senior officials from countries within and outside the Indo-Pacific region gathered at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in Honolulu, Hawaii, from April 25-27 to achieve this goal. According to workshop lead Lori Forman, the Maluhia workshop is the highest-ranking recurring event held at DKI APCSS. The workshop builds on the successes and experiences of the Indo-Pacific Strategy Workshops held by DKI APCSS since 2018. Said Forman, “[For Maluhia] we invite participants at the rank equivalent of [...]

A New Workshop Aims to Modernize the Indo-Pacific’s Security Architecture

By |2023-03-23T11:01:56-10:00March 23rd, 2023|Categories: Workshop, news|Tags: , |

A new workshop, "Adapting Alliances, Partnerships, and Regional Security Architecture," hosted by the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS), aims to modernize the security architecture in the Indo-Pacific. From February 6-10, 24 mid-level officials from 13 nations and three regional organizations participated in the workshop. The participants included the United States, Australia, Japan, the Philippines, the Republic of Korea, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, and Vietnam. The participants represented a demographic of mid-level officials whose responsibilities included alliance management, regional affairs, defense policy and plans, and foreign affairs. At the program's start, a [...]

Strengthening Shared Understanding Among the Partners in the Blue Pacific and Pacific Islands: Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (IUUF) and Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA)

By |2023-01-26T16:05:17-10:00January 26th, 2023|Categories: Workshop, news|Tags: , , , |

The text of this statement was released by Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, Republic of Korea, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Strengthening Shared Understanding Among the Partners in the Blue Pacific and Pacific Islands: Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (IUUF) and Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) A workshop on “Strengthening Shared Understanding Among the Partners in the Blue Pacific (PBP) and Pacific Islands: Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (IUUF) and Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA)” was held 24-26 January 2023 at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in Honolulu, Hawaii. This workshop brought together officials and [...]

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