Advanced Security Cooperation course graduate
June 28, 2011
HONOLULU -- Linda Dohrn, a Liaison Officer in Hawaii for the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command, graduated June 15 from the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies "Executive Course: Advanced Security Cooperation" course. Dohrn received her diploma from APCSS director, U.S. Army Lt. Gen. (retired) Ed Smith.
Dohrn joined 80 other senior military and civilian government leaders from 34 countries and territories who attended the six-week course to study regional security.
Attending the regional security course were representatives from Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Canada, China, Colombia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Turkey, United States, and Vietnam.
The six-week Executive Course focus is on building relationships among mid-career leaders and decision makers within the region. Its curriculum emphasizes the non-war fighting aspects of security and international relations, and challenges Fellows to develop regional and transnational perspectives. Security is examined as a comprehensive mix of political, economic, social, military, diplomatic, information and ecological dimensions, and how those elements of power affect stability and security of the region as a whole.
The Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies is a Department of Defense academic institute that addresses regional and global security issues. Military and civilian representatives, most from the U.S. and Asia-Pacific nations, participate in a comprehensive program of executive education, professional exchanges and outreach events, both in Hawaii and throughout the Asia-Pacific region. APCSS' mission is to educate, connect, and empower security practitioners to advance Asia-Pacific security.
Since 1995, the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies has had representatives from 99 countries and four international organizations attend courses at the Center for a total of 5,811 alumni.