Celebrating the life of Captain (ret.) Albert Shimkus Jr.

By |2022-05-03T16:30:30-10:00April 6th, 2022|Categories: Faculty, College, news, featured|Tags: , , , |

Captain (ret.) Albert Shimkus Jr. The Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies celebrates the life of former professor and Navy Captain Albert Shimkus Jr. (April 6, 1945 - March 12, 2022). Born in Hopedale Massachusetts, he graduated from Hopedale High School in 1965 where he was a runner on the cross country team. After graduation, while the U.S. was fully engaged in the Vietnam War, he enrolled in seminary. He left the seminary and lost his 4D Deferment Status and quickly enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. In 1967, he deployed to Bien Hoa Air Force [...]

Michael C. Long

By |2022-07-19T13:56:25-10:00October 7th, 2021|Tags: , , |

Captain Michael Long joined the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in July 2021 as a military faculty member.He was Commander of Sector Honolulu where he led Coast Guard missions throughout the Hawaiian Islands and American Samoa.CAPT Long’s other operational assignments include Deputy Commander of Sector Miami, Senior Defense Official / Defense Attaché at the US Embassy to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Response Department Head and Search and Rescue Mission Coordinator at Sector Puget Sound, Port Operations at Marine Safety Office New Orleans, and Assistant Operations Officer at the Gulf Strike Team.His staff tours include serving as the Coast Guard [...]

Sebastian Kevany

By |2022-07-19T13:53:32-10:00February 2nd, 2021|Tags: , |

Dr. Sebastian “Bass” Kevany joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in January 2021. He is a specialist in health security, health diplomacy, health as foreign policy, international relations, and global public health. Within these realms, he has gained extensive experience in the fields of monitoring and evaluation; cost-effectiveness analysis; diplomacy; national and international security; conflict resolution; and the use of global health engagement as a means of preventing or resolving international conflict.Dr. Kevany has also gained extensive field work via 100+ missions to the Middle East and Northern Africa; Oceania; the South Pacific; and [...]

Timothy Buehrer

By |2022-07-20T14:03:11-10:00December 2nd, 2020|Tags: , |

Dr. Timothy Buehrer joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in September 2020. Dr. Buehrer has over 30 years’ experience as an economist and a lawyer advising governments and other organizations in Southeast Asia, Micronesia, Africa, the Middle East, and the United States. Over his career Dr. Buehrer has organized and taught in well over one hundred training events for government officials and supported efforts of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency of International Development to promote stronger linkages between the U.S. and the countries where he was working. For over [...]

Inez Miyamoto

By |2022-07-19T14:02:51-10:00October 18th, 2019|Tags: , |

Dr. Inez Miyamoto joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in 2019.Prior to joining the DKI APCSS, Dr. Miyamoto was a special agent at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) where she led cyber investigative teams responding to a wide variety of crimes (i.e., intrusions, fraud, child pornography, intellectual property rights, and counterintelligence) and conducted strategic planning, risk analysis and compliance while at FBI Headquarters.Dr. Miyamoto holds CISSP and GSEC certifications and is a FBI National Academy (266) graduate. She was awarded with the following: Ph.D. Engineering Management, George Washington University; Ed.D. Education, University [...]

Elizabeth Kunce

By |2022-07-19T13:54:29-10:00October 15th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Elizabeth Kunce joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in September 2019.Dr. Kunce’s professional background includes work with both civilian and security actors across a broad scope of operational settings from gang-ridden communities to international disaster response operations. She has worked within the United States criminal justice system primarily in the areas of police reform, race and police-community relations as well as various local, state, and federal gang and gun violence interventions. Elizabeth has extensive experience working with the United States Department of Defense (US DoD) in civil military coordination, training and operational planning humanitarian [...]

Sam Mullins

By |2022-07-19T14:33:28-10:00October 15th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

Dr. Sam Mullins joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in August 2019. Prior to joining DKI APCSS, Dr. Mullins spent the previous seven years as a professor of counter-terrorism at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, during which time he contributed to the professional education of more than a thousand counter-terrorism (CT) and security practitioners from around the globe, and participated in CT outreach activities in some two dozen countries. In recognition of his efforts he was awarded the Superior Civilian Service Award in March 2019.Dr. Mullins has [...]

J. Lumpy Lumbaca

By |2023-05-26T15:12:53-10:00March 19th, 2019|Tags: , |

J. “Lumpy” Lumbaca, US Army Special Forces Lieutenant Colonel (Retired), joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in March 2019. ​ Prior to his arrival at the Center, Lumpy served for over twenty years on Active Duty in various positions throughout the US Special Operations Forces (SOF) community with primary emphasis on the Indo-Pacific Region. He commanded Green Berets at various levels while living and operating in nearly every country throughout North, South, and Southeast Asia. He served in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines (OEF-P), and was involved in numerous other combat, [...]

Sungmin Cho

By |2023-05-08T10:27:58-10:00October 29th, 2018|Tags: , |

Dr. Sungmin Cho joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in August 2018. His area of research interests covers China-Korean Peninsula relations, North Korea’s nuclear program, Korean unification, and the US alliance in East Asia. He also closely follows the domestic politics of China and North Korea. Prior to arriving at DKI APCSS, Dr. Cho was a lecturer for the Asian Studies Program at Georgetown University from 2016 to 2018, where he taught the domestic politics of China and the politics of nuclear weapons in East Asia for both undergraduate and graduate students. Dr. [...]

Michael C. Burgoyne

By |2023-05-22T14:27:27-10:00November 1st, 2016|Tags: , , , |

Professor Michael Burgoyne joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in July 2016 as a Military Professor before retiring in 2019 to take a civilian faculty position. He arrived from the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) in Taipei, where he served as the Army Programs Officer in the Security Cooperation Office. His areas of focus at DKI APCSS are Taiwan, China, the Arctic, and Security Cooperation. As a Foreign Area Officer (FAO) specializing in China and Taiwan, Professor Burgoyne studied and worked in Beijing before assignments in Washington, D.C., and Taipei, Taiwan. He co-edited [...]

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