The Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies is a Department of Defense institution providing a forum where current and future, military and civilian leaders from many Asia-Pacific nations gather to enhance Asia-Pacific security cooperation through programs of executive education, professional exchange and policy-relevant research. We use the term “Asian and Pacific Islander” to include all people of Asian, Asian American or Pacific Islander ancestry who trace their origins to the countries, states, jurisdictions and/or the diasporic communities of these geographic regions.
The Economic Status of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders; Asian Pacific American Heritage Month; Limited English Proficiency; Multilanguage Gateway; Datasets on Asian & Pacific Islander Language Preferences; Ask for a Speaker; Social Security Is Important To Asian Americans And Pacific Islanders; Immigration; Publications. Understanding The. May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian/Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated.