Lori Forman

By |2023-10-27T16:13:47-10:00September 16th, 2011|Tags: , , |

Lori Forman joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in August 2011. She brings a unique international background in corporate, government, academic, and non-profit sectors to the center. Dr. Forman is an expert on international economic development and foreign aid and has extensive field experience in sustainable development, labor mobility, civil society, and public-private partnerships. Before coming to DKI APCSS, Dr. Forman was the first Vice President for Corporate Responsibility for a Dubai Holding company, Tatweer, based in Dubai. Before moving to Dubai, Lori worked for five years with Microsoft as the Regional Director of [...]

William A. Wieninger

By |2024-05-09T10:23:58-10:00March 26th, 2010|Tags: , |

Dr. Bill Wieninger joined the faculty of the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in November 2008. He has wide-ranging academic interests and maintains specialization in myriad subjects, including Weapons of Mass Destruction issues, deterrence and missile defense, civil-military relations and security sector development, Indonesian politics, geopolitics, Women, Peace and Security, energy security, and, most recently, cyber security.Before joining the Center, he spent 15 years on active duty in the U.S. Air Force (USAF). He served in various political-military positions, including staff officer at the 13th Air Force for developing security cooperation programs with India, Indonesia, [...]

Virginia Bacay Watson

By |2022-07-19T15:19:46-10:00March 26th, 2010|Tags: , |

Dr. Virginia Bacay Watson is a professor at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her areas of interest and publication include science, technology and security in the Asia-Pacific region, water security, and Southeast Asia geopolitics.She has held appointments at the University of Denver and Colorado School of Mines, and served as an exchange faculty for the University of Colorado in Beijing, China, as well as a consultant on issues pertaining to water security, science, technology & security, Southeast Asia and the Philippines.Dr. Watson obtained her bachelor’s degrees in Asian Studies and Management of Financial [...]

Alexander Vuving

By |2023-06-14T09:16:26-10:00March 26th, 2010|Tags: , |

Dr. Alexander L. Vuving came to the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in 2008 from Tulane University, where he taught courses on International Relations, International Security, China and the World, and a field seminar in International Politics. Prior to Tulane, Dr. Vuving was a Post-doctoral Fellow and an Associate of Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Kennedy School of Government. He was also a Visiting Research Fellow at the Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore. Dr. Vuving spent his formative years in Vietnam, Hungary, France, and Germany during times of [...]

Shyam Tekwani

By |2022-07-19T15:13:50-10:00March 26th, 2010|Tags: , |

Shyam Tekwani is professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies where he specializes in political violence, terrorism and counterterrorism; security dynamics of South Asia and the role of media in security. His research interests include the role of media in conflict, new media and security sector reforms.Professor Tekwani’s extensive background in the media as a journalist reporting conflict and insurgency in the Indo-Asia Pacific includes his exclusive reportage of the ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka which he covered exhaustively since its inception in 1983. His move to academics converged with the parallel shift of insurgencies and [...]

Alfred Oehlers

By |2023-05-26T15:14:16-10:00March 26th, 2010|Tags: , |

Dr. Alfred Oehlers joined the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in March 2007. He was previously an associate professor at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. Dr. Oehlers obtained his doctorate in political economy from the University of Sydney. He holds both a master’s and a bachelor’s degree in economics, from Macquarie University, Australia. Dr. Oehlers is a specialist in the political economy of economic growth and development, with reference to the countries of the Asia-Pacific region. His teaching has ranged widely during his career, spanning courses as diverse as international business, economics, politics, public policy, international relations, Asian [...]

Miemie Winn Byrd

By |2022-07-20T13:34:53-10:00March 25th, 2010|Tags: , |

Dr. Miemie Winn Byrd joined the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in 2007. Dr. Byrd researches, teaches, and publishes in the areas of U.S.-Myanmar (Burma) relations; security dynamics in Southeast Asia; economics and security linkages; rising inequality and its implication on security; the roles of private-sector, women, and education in socioeconomic development; civil-military operations; leadership; organizational development & innovation; women peace & security; and transformational learning & adult education. Dr. Byrd retired from the U.S. Army after 28 years of distinguished service. Highlights of her military career include serving as the Deputy Economic Advisor, Civil-Military Operations Plans Officer, and [...]

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