Washington, D.C., April 5, 2023 — Wade Turvold, Dean of Admissions and Business Operations at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS), took part in a Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA)/Regional Centers panel during the Navy League’s 2023 Sea-Air-Space Conference and Exposition in Washington.

The DSCA serves as an executive agent for six regional security centers, central to national security. The panel focused on the crucial role that these centers play in intellectual security cooperation, fostering relationships with allies and partners, and building future leaders. Turvold highlighted the center’s unique mission to maintain relationships with allies, partners, and friends in the Indo-Pacific region, and to advance U.S. interests through the use of soft power.

The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies addresses regional and global security issues and invites military and civilian representatives of the United States and Asia-Pacific nations to participate in executive education and workshops. Turvold emphasized the importance of relationship-building and partner capacity development, noting that the majority of regional partners see the world through the lens of partnership rather than threat.

To read the full article on the panel discussion, visit: https://www.defense.gov/News/News-Stories/Article/Article/3352121/regional-centers-central-to-security-cooperation-agency-director-says/