The 3rd Asia-Pacific Programme for Senior National Security Officers (APPSNO) was held from 12 to 17 April 2009 at The Sentosa Resort and Spa.


The theme was Thinking Intelligently about Risk. To this end, a number of leading global security experts with experience in fields broadly related to national security shared their experiences and spoke on a number of topics related to the theme.


The programme was framed around some of the following risk-related questions:

  1. 1.


    Why is risk prominent today?




    Who are the parties addressing it?




    1. How can we respond proportionately to risk?

    4. What lessons are there to engage the public?


Speeches and Event Highlights


The Opening Remarks by Ambassador Barry Desker (Dean, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies,
Nanyang Technological University) can be found here


The Opening Address by Professor S Jayakumar (Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security)
can be found here


The 3rd APPSNO Report can be found here


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