Mark Flanigan Rotary International World Peace Fellow- International Christian University (ICU) Class IX: Conference Funding Request

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Asia-Pacific Orientation Course (APOC) Course 10-03 27-Sept-10 01-Oct-10

Course Description Description: The course provides an introduction to Asia -Pacific culture, politics, protocols and challenges, while addressing U.S. interests in the region. The curriculum is focused by day and examines: Day One) Regional Perspectives, Day Two) Treaty Alliance Partners & Security Challenges, Day Three) Key Regional Players & Security Challenges, Day Four) Regional Issues, and Day Five) Transnational Challenges. Attention is given to both historical and emerging issues. The course includes a rigorous program of lectures and interactive sessions, and three break-out seminar sessions. The Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS) is a U.S. Department of Defense academic institute that officially opened Sept. 4, 1995, in Honolulu, Hawaii. The APCSS addresses regional and global security issues, inviting military and civilian representatives of the United States and Asia-Pacific nations to its comprehensive program of executive education and conferences, both in Hawaii and throughout the Asia-Pacific region. APCSS provides a focal point where national officials, decision makers and policy makers can gather to exchange ideas, explore pressing issues and achieve a greater understanding of the challenges that shape the security environment of the Asia-Pacific region. As well, the Center gives attention to the increasingly complex interrelationships of military, economic, political and diplomatic policies relevant to regional security issues through its three academic components: executive education, conferences and research and publications efforts.

and reasonable accommodation. Registration fees are sometimes waived for presenters. 2. A one-page abstract stating the purpose of your attendance at the conference. No funding for meals or local transportation will be considered. please check with conference organizers. and conference dates. location (c ity/country). Supporting documentation of the costs of attending the conference. institution or affiliation. Include proposed organization. Fellows may request funding for airfare. . how it relates to the study program. conference registration. and what contacts will be made.1.

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