Tuvaluan Graduates from Security Studies
August 7, 2003
HONOLULU – Mr. Mika Elisaia, Civil Aviation Authority, from Tuvalu
Mr. Elisaia joined 81 other senior military and civilian government leaders from 34 countries throughout the Asia-Pacific region that attended the 12-week course to study regional security.
The Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies is a Department of Defense regional study, conference and research center. The center’s mission is to enhance cooperation and build relationships through mutual understanding and study of comprehensive security issues among military and civilian representatives of the U.S. and other Asia-Pacific nations.
Countries represented at the course were: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Cook Islands, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Madagascar, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Mongolia, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Niue Island, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Russia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tonga, Tuvalu, United States, Vanuatu, and Vietnam.
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 44 countries attend the College and has hosted or co-hosted conferences/seminars with nearly 4,800 participants from 59 countries.