DKI APCSS in collaboration with United Nations Command, ROK-US Combined Forces Command, and U.S. Forces Korea hosted the Mobile Indo-Pacific Orientation Course (MIPOC), returning to South Korea for the first time since 2017.
Throughout the week, lectures from Center faculty shed light on the factors contributing to the Indo-Pacific's dynamic security environment. The Fellows received a comprehensive overview of the Indo-Pacific's sub-regions. The lectures also covered good governance, cooperation, rules-based order, and the various security spheres (traditional military security, economic security, cyber security, maritime security, and climate security).
Understanding the complexity of the Indo-Pacific region was the focus of the recent Indo-Pacific Orientation Course recently held at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in Honolulu, HI. During the 5-day course, 127 military and civilian security practitioners received a series of lectures that equipped them to engage in security efforts in the Indo-Pacific region. In keeping with DKI APCSS' shared learning model, the course schedule followed each plenary lecture with professor-led small group discussions. Many Fellows expressed that they learned the most from these discussions. "Hearing the different perspectives from the other agencies and [...]
The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies graduated a record-setting 235 Fellows from Indo-Pacific Orientation Course 21-2. Administered November 15-19, 2021, IPOC 21-2 was the second course planned and executed in a HyFlex model. Professor James Minnich, course manager, explained that "HyFlex, or Hybrid-Flexible is a course construct where some Fellows participate in-person and others participate virtually." In this physically distanced course, 120 Fellows rotated into the Center where they spent three of the course's five 8-hour days in three plenary sessions, three seminar sessions, and an elective lecture, and [...]
A record-setting 210 Fellows attended the newly-created HyFlex course, designed to accommodate in-house and virtual participation due to COVID-19 restrictions. The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) expanded its educational program with a Hybrid-Flex or HyFlex model, that welcomed a global class of 210 Fellows to the Indo-Pacific Orientation Course (IPOC) 21-1 from Feb. 22-26, 2021. Dr. James M. Minnich, the course manager, explained that “HyFlex is an educational model that is concurrently delivered in-resident to some and online to others; each according to their needs.” Adjusting for COVID-19 social distancing protocols, 120 Hawaii-based [...]
The Indo-Pacific Orientation Course (IPOC) 21-1 is scheduled from Feb. 22-26, 2021. IPOC prepares U.S. security practitioners and partner nations to knowledgeably engage in cooperative security efforts that build capacity to advance a free and open Indo-Pacific. This five-day course will execute in hybrid with four days online and one day in-resident for Oahu-based participants; all others participants will be integrated into their seminars while conducting the course exclusively online. Interested U.S. and international government employees in the military grade equivalencies of O4-O7 can contact DKI APCSS Recruiter Mr. Terry Slattery at email@example.com by Jan. 11, 2021. IPOC course description [...]