ASP Kameli Ratuvakalevulevu graduates from APCSS
21 June, 2010
In this photo released by the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, Honolulu, Assistant Superintendent of Prisons, Kameli Ratuvakalevulevu, Fiji Prisons and Corrections Service, from Suva, is presented his graduation certificate from APCSS Director, U.S. Army Lt. Gen. (retired) Ed Smith on Wednesday, June 16. Ratuvakalevulevu is one of 81 graduates from 39 countries and territories who successfully completed the six-week “Executive Course: Advanced SecurityCooperation” course (APCSS Photo/Visual Information)
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE #10-049
June 16, 2010
HONOLULU – Assistant Superintendent of Prisons, Kameli Ratuvakalevulevu, Fiji Prisons and Corrections Service, from Suva, graduated June 16 from the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies “Executive Course: Advanced Security Cooperation” course. Ratuvakalevulevu received his diploma from APCSS Director, U.S. Army Lt. Gen. (retired) Ed Smith.
Ratuvakalevulevu joined 80 other senior military and civilian government leaders from 39 countries and territories who attended the six-week course to study regional security.
Attending the regional security course were representatives from Afghanistan, American Samoa, Australia, Bhutan, Cambodia, Chile, China, Colombia, Egypt, Fiji, Guam, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Saipan, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, United States, Vanuatu 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.
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.
The Executive Course students discussed national policy, and how the economic, diplomatic, political, cultural and military elements of power affect stability and security of the region as a whole. To date, the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies has had representatives from 94 countries and four international organizations attend the courses at the Center for a total of 5,015 alumni.
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