Fellows from over 35 nations recently graduated from the Comprehensive Security Cooperation (CSC) 23-2 course. Held at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS), the program ran from May 24 to June 29, attracting mid-level military, government, and non-government professionals. Under the guidance of U.S. Navy Commander Liam Connel, who assumed the role of course manager, 104 fellows embarked on an educational journey designed to expand their knowledge and foster meaningful connections among the participants from diverse backgrounds. Commander Connel reflected on the course's achievements: "Our aim was to educate, connect, and empower, and I firmly [...]
The Comprehensive Security Cooperation (CSC) course 23-1 offered Fellows the opportunity to network while gaining insight into critical security issues in the Indo-Pacific region. Fellows explored topics such as Maritime Security in the South China Sea, the effects of climate change, Irregular Warfare and Counterterrorism, Cybersecurity, Misinformation and Disinformation, and Economic Security. This iteration of CSC featured an increased emphasis on building critical thinking skills. The course management team, led by Professor Sam Mullins, reviewed the previous course, and found a need to dedicate more time to critical thinking skills. They revamped the critical thinking lecture and placed it at the [...]
Aloha everyone. What a gorgeous day to graduate. My name is Eun Jung Yi, and it is a great honour to be up here speaking to you on behalf of CSC-22. I am honored to share this day with you, a day that represents the culmination of an enormous amount of hard work, friendship, and - I dare to say - love.
The Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies completed its second iteration of the Comprehensive Security Cooperation (CSC) course, graduating 82 Fellows from 29 countries. The 5-week, intensive program, took place from May 25- June 20. Through plenary lectures and small-group seminars, the Fellows examined the geostrategic landscape of the Indo-Pacific region. While they critically assessed the region’s most pressing security challenges, they also discussed ways to build capacity and enhance cooperation with other nations. Dr. Deon Canyon, course manager, welcomed the opportunity to educate security professionals from across the region and beyond. To reach Honolulu, the Fellows [...]
On Monday, June 13, Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro spoke to the Fellows attending Comprehensive Security Cooperation Course 22-2 at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies. For Del Toro, the chance to engage with the diversity of international Fellows provided an invaluable opportunity to listen as the Fellows conveyed the pressing issues facing their respective countries. The Honorable Carlos Del Toro Secretary of the Navy Said Del Toro, “it is so important to put ourselves in their shoes to better understand the challenges they face so that we can understand how [...]