Brent Feller joined the Daniel K Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in February 2023 as a Military Professor in the College of Security Studies after a posting at Headquarters, Pacific Air Forces as a Country Director focused on Indonesia, Malaysia, Timor Leste, and Brunei. He is an Indo-Pacific focused Foreign Area Officer with a specialty in Southeast Asia. Prior to becoming a Foreign Area Officer, Major Feller was a Nuclear Operations Officer at Minot Air Force Base with experience as a Combat Crew Commander, Evaluator, and Planner. He was selected to be an instructor at 392d Training Squadron, [...]
For the Comprehensive Security Cooperation Course 22-3, the Center invited alumnus Kathrine Lingan (CSC 22-1) and Adiyasuren Jamiyan (ASC 15-2) from Mongolia. The two would be the first-ever international Fellows invited as Alumni Seminar Leaders.
Lieutenant Colonel Jacqueline L. Hearne joined the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) as a Military Professor in July 2022. Lieutenant Colonel Hearne received her commission in 2002 from Furman University. She began her Army career as an Aviation Officer before transitioning to duty as a Foreign Area Officer in 2011. As an Aviation Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Hearne served and deployed as a C-12 pilot-in-command and staff officer in aviation-related Military Intelligence Battalions, including 15th Military Intelligence Battalion (Aerial Exploitation) and Task Force ODIN, both in Fort Hood, Texas. Lieutenant Colonel Hearne’s last Aviation assignment was as Delta [...]
Dr. Richard R. Vuylsteke joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies as a Professor on the faculty in January 2022 after serving five years in Honolulu as President of the East-West Center. During his career, he has worked in seven different professional sectors: military, academia, think tanks, government, international journalism, editing and publishing, and business organization and not-for-profit NGO leadership. Before returning to Hawaii in 2017, he spent 30 years working in Asia, the last 18 years as President of American Chambers of Commerce, first in Taiwan and then in Hong Kong. He has wide [...]
On April 1, 2022, DKI APCSS hosted 40 international officers from the U.S Army War College’s International Fellows Program. Ranging from lieutenant colonel to brigadier general, the Fellows were hand-selected from the Chief of Staff of the Army to participate in a 10-month, in-resident course at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. For the last seven months, the Fellows have studied the role of land power, as part of a unified, joint or combined force, in support of the U.S. national military strategy. Their visit to Hawaii provided an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the various Indo-Pacific organizations who are available to partner with their militaries and countries. In addition to DKI APCSS, the Fellows visited the Indo-Pacific Command, the U.S. Army Pacific Command, and the Center for Excellence in Disaster Management.
Colonel Kristina L. Richardson joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security in July 2021 as a Senior Service College Military Fellow. A native of Southern California, Col.Richardson entered the Army in 1995 as a cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point. She graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1999, making her the first in her family to graduate from college and commission into the Army.Col. Richardson has served most of her Army career as a combat helicopter pilot flying the UH60 Blackhawk and UH72 Lakota helicopters. She transitioned later in her military career [...]
The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) rolled out a new virtual workshop called the Senior Fellow Workshop (SFW) 21-1, and was held from June 22-24. The online workshop – using a “3x3” format (three hours for three days) – convened 28 senior security practitioners representing 26 countries from the Indo-Pacific region and four international organizations including the ASEAN Secretariat, Interpol, the American Red Cross and the Bali Process. According to Workshop Manager Dr. Virginia Watson, the intent of the workshop was to provide a virtual venue to a better understanding of pressing transnational security issues [...]
Dr. Srini Sitaraman joined the Daniel K. Inouye Center for Asia Pacific Studies (DKI APCSS) as a Professor in December 2019. His focus at the DKIAPCSS is on the Indo-Pacific Security with a particular focus on South Asia, Regional Conflict, and India-China Relations. He is also interested in New Technologies & International Security, Internet and Digital Diplomacy, Nonproliferation, and the United Nations and International Law.Prior to arriving at the DKI APCSS, Dr. Sitaraman was a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Clark University in Worcester, MA, where he directed the award-winning Model United Nations Program. He [...]
When CSRT 18-1 alumna Yetunde Olobayo walked out the doors of DKI APCSS Aug. 8, 2018 after her course graduation, she probably thought it would be for the last time. However, her diligence and hard work paid off when she was invited back June 24 to demonstrate and explain her successful Fellow’s Project to 108 eager Comprehensive Security Responses to Terrorism Course 19-1 Fellows in the Center’s auditorium. Since Olobayo left the Center last year, her Fellow’s Project has evolved from concept to reality. “It was a wonderful experience.. I mean, I met a lot of people from different organizations, [...]