With three generations, DKI APCSS becomes a family tradition

By |2023-05-18T11:23:06-10:00May 17th, 2023|Categories: DKI APCSS, news|Tags: , |

One of the ideological bedrocks of the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies is the concept of “ohana” or family. In the past, the Center has had fathers and sons, fathers and daughters, and spouses as alumni or staff. The Butler family is the first to have three generations to have worked at the Center. Matriarch Wendy Gibson worked at the Center in the conference division back in 2002. Retired Lt. Gen. “Hank” Stackpole was president at the time. Years later, in 2020, her daughter-in-law Jen Butler took a job at the Center in the same division. A military [...]

Standout Fellows Return to the Center as ‘Alumni Seminar Leaders’

By |2023-05-10T16:28:59-10:00May 10th, 2023|Categories: Courses, Alumni, news, Alumni-kiosk|Tags: , , , |

Two standout alumni, Purnima Malik “PM” (CSC 22-1) from India and Oliver Nobetau “Ollie” (CSC 22-2) from Papua New Guinea, served as Alumni Seminar Leaders for the Comprehensive Security Cooperation (CSC) 23-1. According to course manager Sam Mullins, his team implemented the Alumni Seminar Program after seeing the benefits of a similar program at the George C. Marshall Center for Security Studies in Germany. Said Mullins, “[The Alumni Seminar Leader program] is an awesome opportunity that I think is beneficial to the Fellows who get to come back here and contribute to the professional development of [...]

From Senegal to Staff Sergeant: Coulibaly Promoted in U.S. Army Ceremony

By |2023-04-24T10:57:01-10:00April 24th, 2023|Categories: news, spotlight|Tags: , , |

On March 30, Ouleye Coulibaly (pronounced oo-lay coo-lee-bal-ee) was promoted to Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army in a ceremony held at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies. Her promotion was celebrated by more than 50 staff and faculty members, and also included her husband, Abdou, and her two-year-old son, Muhammad.  Coulibaly’s journey started in the westernmost part of Africa. Born in Dakar, Senegal, she spent her childhood going to school twice daily, once in the morning and again in the late-afternoon. Throughout the week she took additional classes to learn the Quran and read Arabic. [...]

Enhancing Security Cooperation: Indo-Pacific Course Empowers Fellows with Critical Thinking Skills

By |2023-05-01T11:37:18-10:00April 5th, 2023|Categories: Courses, news|Tags: , |

The Comprehensive Security Cooperation (CSC) course 23-1 offered Fellows the opportunity to network while gaining insight into critical security issues in the Indo-Pacific region. Fellows explored topics such as Maritime Security in the South China Sea, the effects of climate change, Irregular Warfare and Counterterrorism, Cybersecurity, Misinformation and Disinformation, and Economic Security. This iteration of CSC featured an increased emphasis on building critical thinking skills. The course management team, led by Professor Sam Mullins, reviewed the previous course, and found a need to dedicate more time to critical thinking skills. They revamped the critical thinking lecture and placed it at the [...]

A New Workshop Aims to Modernize the Indo-Pacific’s Security Architecture

By |2023-03-23T11:01:56-10:00March 23rd, 2023|Categories: Workshop, news|Tags: , |

A new workshop, "Adapting Alliances, Partnerships, and Regional Security Architecture," hosted by the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS), aims to modernize the security architecture in the Indo-Pacific. From February 6-10, 24 mid-level officials from 13 nations and three regional organizations participated in the workshop. The participants included the United States, Australia, Japan, the Philippines, the Republic of Korea, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, and Vietnam. The participants represented a demographic of mid-level officials whose responsibilities included alliance management, regional affairs, defense policy and plans, and foreign affairs. At the program's start, a [...]

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