The 4th Asia-Pacific Programme for Senior National Security Officers (APPSNO) was held from 11 to 16 April 2010 at the Sentosa Resort and Spa, Singapore.

The theme was Mainstreaming Counter-Terrorism. Leading global security experts in homeland security matters were invited to share their experiences and looked into the following main questions:

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    How could law enforcement officials not directly involved in counter-terrorism duties in their daily work, better develop attitudes, mindsets and skills that would sensitise them to early warning indicators of violent radicalisation and/or terrorist threats in their respective environments?






    How could public officials in transport, education, health and other non-security sectors move beyond the old assumption that counter-terrorism is “not our core business” and be “incentivised” to develop some degree of ownership of this increasingly important national security domain?


    1. How could societies evolve and “mainstream” a cultural norm against the embrace of violent extremist ideologies?


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 4th APPSNO Report can be found here



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