TISS History

Originating nearly fifty years ago as a local academic seminar (D-UNC International Security Seminar), the Triangle Institute for Security Studies has since become a nationally recognized organization. In recent decades TISS has expanded and has undergone several reorganizations to better serve academia, policy makers, and the community at large. Generations of committed faculty members, graduate students, and members of the local community (many of them retired diplomats or military professionals) have provided loyal service to this organization over the years. Their dedication to TISS continues to provide it with a strong foundation. [READ MORE]

  • For a full history of TISS written by Frank Blazich,  click on the image top right.
  • For a pamphlet created in celebration of our fiftieth anniversary, click on the image bottom right.
  • For an article published by one of our founders, Dr. Theodore Ropp, click HERE.
  • For images from our fiftieth anniversary conference (2008), look to your left.