Admiral Linda Fagan Calls for a ‘Unity of Effort’ to Enforce Maritime Security

By |2022-10-25T10:03:15-10:00September 29th, 2022|Categories: Courses, Alumni, news, Alumni-kiosk|Tags: , |

Fagan, an alumnus of the Transnational Security Cooperation (TSC) course 19-1, was honored as the first female Service Chief of any U.S. military service on June 1, 2022. In her remarks to the 103 Fellows, she expounded on the U.S. Coast Guard’s various responsibilities, which include search and rescue, maritime safety, environmental protection, port security, and Illegal, Unregulated, Unreported (IUU) Fishing. Fagan emphasized that to enforce Maritime security in the Indo-Pacific region it will take a “unity of effort.” “Together, we strengthen maritime governance,” said Fagan. “There is not any one of us in this room that has all the authority, capacity, and capability to counter some of the threats facing us collectively.”

Alumnus Dr. Novil Wijesekara speaks at the Comprehensive Security Cooperation 22-1

By |2022-09-19T11:07:52-10:00March 10th, 2022|Categories: Courses, Alumni, news, Alumni-kiosk|Tags: , , |

As part of his participation in CMC, Dr. Wijesekara began implementing a Fellows Project titled, “Build the Capacity of Religious Leaders to Prevent Violent Extremism in Sri Lanka through a Public Health Approach.” Due to the ongoing pandemic he was forced to redirect his efforts to produce a workshop titled, “COVID-19 and Beyond.” In partnership with DKI APCSS, he designed the workshop, recruited speakers and participants, served as a speaker, and co-hosted the event.  The workshop participants presented South Asia perspectives on COVID-19 prevention and mitigation. The participants shared best practices in responding to the pandemic and identified common challenges that the countries of South Asia were facing. 

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