James M. Minnich

By |2022-08-16T09:35:26-10:00September 7th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

Dr. James M. Minnich is an academic, author, and retired U.S. Army Colonel with in-depth experiences in Northeast Asia since 1982, including 15 years of duty in Korea. He is a professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies where he previously served as Associate Dean, Senior Military Professor, and Senior Military Officer before retiring in 2019 as a U.S. Army Colonel after 37 years of active duty. Dr. Minnich chairs the Center’s Northeast Asia Group and Women, Peace and Security Group, and manages the Indo-Pacific Orientation Course. Dr. Minnich has had extensive operational deployments and travels throughout Asia and in-depth professional experiences [...]

Deon K. Canyon

By |2022-07-19T13:42:25-10:00February 8th, 2016|Tags: , |

Dr. Deon Canyon joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in 2016 after working at the University of Hawaii, Curtin University and James Cook University where he focused on global health protection, health security and crisis management.  A Hawai‘i resident since 2011, Dr. Canyon is well regarded as a crisis scholar for his work on vector-borne disease, bioterrorism preparedness, crisis management auditing, and crisis leadership.Following a career in multicultural arts and theatre, Dr. Canyon became fascinated by the complex subtleties of infectious vector-borne diseases, and was awarded a scholarship to complete a science-based PhD with a dissertation [...]

Christopher J.G. Snedden

By |2019-02-25T14:28:13-10:00June 17th, 2014|Tags: , |

Dr. Christopher Snedden joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in May 2014. He is an Australian academic and former practitioner who specializes in South Asia—particularly this region’s politics, international relations, strategic matters, security issues, culture and religions, and regional affairs—Australia and Australasia, the Indian Ocean, particularly maritime matters, and Russia. Dr. Snedden has had a long involvement with South Asia, having first visited India in 1981 to study meditation at an ashram and having backpacked around Pakistan in 1984. He has worked professionally on South Asian matters with the Australian Government in the Department of [...]

Lori Forman

By |2022-07-19T13:50:28-10:00September 16th, 2011|Tags: , , |

Lori Forman joined the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in August 2011.  She brings to the center a unique international background in corporate, government, academic and non-profit sectors.  An expert on international economic development and foreign aid, Dr. Forman has extensive field experience in sustainable development, labor mobility, civil society and public-private partnerships.Dr. Forman served as a visiting professor at Keio University in Japan in three academic years.  Most recently in 2009-2010, she taught a graduate seminar on public-private partnerships while conducting research for her doctoral dissertation on the same topic.  In the 1999-2000 and 2000-2001 academic years, she [...]

William A. Wieninger

By |2022-07-19T15:21:19-10:00March 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.Prior to joining the center he spent 15 years on active duty in the US Air Force (USAF) serving in various political-military positions, including staff officer at 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 |2022-07-19T15:17:29-10:00March 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 dramatic changes—the [...]

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 |2022-07-19T14:35:37-10:00March 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 studies, history, [...]

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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