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APCSS Activities Report - July 2015
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Arctic nations address maritime security in Tokyo workshop
Subject matter and policy experts from ten nations gathered at a workshop in Tokyo July 14 – 16 to address the growing strategic importance of the Arctic region in maritime security.  The event titled “Ensuring Maritime Stability, Security and International Collaboration in a Changing Arctic,” sought to build cooperation globally in sustaining peace, stability, rule of law, and responsible resource management in the region. The Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies co-hosted the event with Japan’s Oceans Policy Research Institute Sasakawa Peace Foundation.  Sixty-nine participants hailed from Japan, China, Singapore, South Korea, and India (permanent observers to the Arctic Council), and the five Arctic littoral states, Canada, Russia, the United States, Norway and Denmark.  Littoral nations share a maritime border with the Arctic Ocean and make up the Arctic Council.  Pictured above, Dr. Justin Nankivell, APCSS' workshop manager, provides remarks at the event. To read more, click here.
Comprehensive Crisis Management 15-1 in session

The Comprehensive Crisis Management course (CCM 15-1) is in-session at APCSS through Aug. 25.  The four-week course focuses on developing leader skills in five core areas: Comprehensive understanding of the complexity of crisis situations, strategic assessment, cooperation and collaboration, communication and use of appropriate technology.  The course is ideal for practitioners whose current or future responsibilities lie in the field of crisis management and recovery. Participants come from all over the Asia-Pacific region.  Participating in CCM 15-1 are 115 participants representing at least 40 nations, locations and organizations.
APCSS supports visits of leadership development orgs
APCSS played host to two Hawaii-based organizations dedicated to leadership development. 
(Bottom left) The Center welcomed 109 students and teachers from 10 nations July 21; all were taking part in a local, prominent high school's Student Global Leadership Institute.  A day later, APCSS engaged with Fellows participating in the Senior Leader Program of the Pacific Leadership Academy, the education arm of the Honolulu-Pacific Federal Executive Board.  The APCSS team provided both groups with facility tours and faculty presentations on security issues associated with the Asia-Pacific region.
Faculty publications
Non-Traditional Security in East Asia: A Regime Approach” is a new book edited by Dr. Jeffrey Reeves with Dr. Ramon Pacheco Pardo of King’s College, London.  The book assesses how and why these and other developments have affected East Asian security regimes in the early 21st Century.  Its holistic exploration of East Asian security makes it a sophisticated introduction for students, researchers and policymakers who are interested in East Asian security and international relations.  To read a more detailed synopsis, click here.
Dr. Miemie Winn-Byrd contributed to a new National Defense University Press publication entitled: “Women on the Frontlines of Peace and Security.” Her chapter is on “Promoting Women’s Participation in Disaster Management and Building Resilient Communities: A View from U.S. Pacific Command. ”  Byrd writes on the topic of protecting women, who are especially vulnerable to crisis impacts, by ensuring  they are involved in disaster planning and preparation.

Dr. Alex Vuving’s latest article “A Tipping Point in the US-China-Vietnam Triangle”  was published by The Diplomat.  In his article, Vuving describes the recent visit of Vietnam General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong to Washington, D.C., as a "major step forward" in the "quiet, yet profound" shift that is changing the relational dynamics of the three subject countries.

Inside this issue
Upcoming Events
Asia-Pacific Orientation Course
Aug. 31 - Sept. 4
Laos Dialogue #2
Sept. 17
Advanced Security Cooperation Course
Sept. 24 - Oct. 29
Chiefs of Defense Conference 2015
Sept. 28 - 30
Notable visitors
July 22: Ms. Susan Sutton, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy, Hanoi
July 24: DASD Anne Witkowsky, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Stability and Humanitarian Affairs

July 29: ADM Scott Swift, Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet

July 31: Ms. Heather Variava, U.S. Consul General, Surabaya, Indonesia
Currents Magazine
Our latest edition of Currents magazine, published 30 June 2015, is available here.
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