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DKI APCSS Activities Report - October 2015
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Center commemorates 20 years of cooperation
Celebrating 20 years of building peace through education, empowerment and connection, the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies held a commemoration ceremony Oct. 6, which included honoring its namesake, the late U.S. Senator Inouye.  Nearly 400 people attended the event to recognize the organization’s two-decade efforts  to promote multilateral collaboration and problem-solving among Asia-Pacific security practitioners.  Honored guest speakers are pictured above with the Center's newly established memorial dedicated to Senator Inouye.  Speakers were (from left to right)  President of the U.S.-Japan Council Irene Hirano Inouye (widow of Senator Inouye), Commander of U.S. Pacific Command Adm. Harry Harris, Jr.,  New Zealand Ambassador and DKI APCSS alumnus Robert Kaiwai, and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs Kelly Magsamen. Also pictured are DKI APCSS Director Lt. Gen. (Ret) Dan Leaf and Hawaiian Chanter Kiha Pimental.  Four members of Hawaii’s U.S. Senate and House delegation provided comments via pre-recorded video.  To read more, click here.  To read Ms. Magsamen's and Admiral Harris' remarks regarding the Center's vital regional mission, click here.
114 Fellows complete ASC 15-2
Strengthening their ability to analyze regional security challenges and cooperate on identifying solutions, 114 Fellows from 42 locations completed the Advanced Security Cooperation course (ASC 15-2) Oct 29 at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies.  The five-week course is an executive education program enabling mid-level military and civilian leaders to deepen their understanding of security issues within political, socio-economic, defense and environmental contexts. The course’s primary intent, according to course manager Dr. Christopher Snedden, is to connect Fellows in a way that helps them collaborate on complex regional security challenges.  To read more, click here.
Senior leaders grow problem-solving skills in SEAPOC 15-1
The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies wrapped up the latest iteration of its Senior Executive Asia-Pacific Orientation Course (SEAPOC 15-2) Oct. 9 with 46 Fellows from four nations completing the three-day curriculum. Participants from Australia, Canada, Japan and the United States gained insight into key drivers of the Asia-Pacific region’s security environment, including its complex challenges and cooperation opportunities.  To read more, click here.
New foreign policy advisor arrives at DKI APCSS
Brent Christensen is the newest foreign policy advisor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. He is only the second such advisor in the Center’s 20-year history, replacing retired Ambassador Charles Salmon, who left the Center in 2014.  Christensen will evaluate the Asia-Pacific region’s political and security environment, and leverage his observations to assist the Center’s leadership in designing and implementing outreach programs and courses.   His principal task is to help the Center evolve its academic programs to address the region’s latest core challenges and meet U.S. Pacific Command theater engagement objectives.  To read more, click here.

Center welcomes security policy expert to faculty
Dr. Van Jackson is the newest faculty member at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies.  Jackson brings to the Center knowledge in international security policy with a particular emphasis on Asia. He’s applied this expertise as a teacher, researcher and advisor in the Washington D.C. area, including positions with two universities and the Department of Defense.  Jackson’s specific areas of expertise are Northeast Asian security, strategic studies, military trends and modernization, and international relations theory.  To read more, click here.
Faculty publications
Cmdr. Jonathan G. Odom was recently published in the October issue of Revue Belge De Droit International (Belgian Review of International Law), volume 2014/1 is now online.   His article on “A `Rules-Based Approach’ to Airspace Defense: A U.S. Perspective on the International Law of the Sea and Airspace, Air Defense Measures, and the Freedom of Navigation” is based on a presentation he made at a conference last year at the University of Ghent.
Inside this issue
Upcoming Events
Transnational Security Cooperation Course
Nov. 16 - 20

Laos Dialogue #3
Nov. 25

U.S.-Republic of Korea Security Cooperation Committee meeting
Dec. 8 - 9

Dialogue on Maritime Security
Dec. 10

Notable visitors
Oct. 6: ADM Harry Harris, Jr., Commander, U.S. Pacific Command
Oct. 6: Ms. Kelly Magsamen, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs
Oct. 14:  Ms. Deborah Lee James, Secretary of the U.S. Air Force
Oct. 19: Amb. Carl Worker, Acting New Zealand Ambassador to the United States
Oct. 26: Amb. (Ret) Edward O'Donnell, Senior Strategy Advisor, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, U.S. Department of State
Aug. 27: Amb. Robert Blake, U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia

Annual Report
The 2014 DKI APCSS Annual Report containing a detailed record of Center activities is now available here.
Currents Magazine
Our latest edition of Currents magazine, published June 30, 2015, is available here.
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