TISS Conferences (1980-1999)

1999

  • “Conflict in Africa.” Agenda
  • Date: Friday, February 5 and Saturday, February 6, 1999.
  • Date: Place: Friday Center, Chapel Hill.
  • Purpose: To gather a distinguished group of scholars from the United States and overseas to investigate the roots of internal and inter-state group violence, describe its recent history, and explore a variety of ideas for ameliorating or avoiding such conflict in the near and long term future.
  • Cosponsors: The University Center for International Studies (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), American Diplomacy, and by the Institute for African-American Research, UNC-Chapel Hill.

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1998

  • “Bridging Gaps in the Study of Public Opinion and American Foreign Policy.” Agenda
  • Date: Saturday, January 10, 1998.
  • Place: Aqueduct Conference Center, Chapel Hill.
  • Purpose: To encourage a dialogue between scholars and practitioners engaged in the study of foreign policy and the public.

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1997

  • “Study of War Project: Summary Conference.” Agenda
  • Date: June 1997.
  • Place: First Division Museum, Cantigny, Illinois.
  • Purpose: To assemble 45 leading scholars in all disciplines and major subject areas that address war as a human phenomenon: its origins, causes and functions; its nature or character; and its impact on human beings, groups, societies, nations, the international system, and the planet.

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1996

  • “The Humanities and War.” Agenda
  • Date: November 22, 1996
  • Purpose: Part of Study of War Project – to analyze contribution of Humanities to our understanding of the causes, nature, and impact of war.
  • “History and War.”
  • Date: March 22, 1996
  • Purpose: Part of Study of War Project – to analyze contribution of History to our understanding of the causes, nature, and impact of war.

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1995

  • “Political Science, Conflict Resolution, and War.” Agenda
  • Date: September 15-16, 1995
  • Purpose: Part of Study of War Project – to analyze contribution of Political Science and Conflict Resolution Studies to our understanding of the causes, nature, and impact of war.
  • “Psychology and War.” Agenda
  • Date: April 21, 1995
  • Purpose: Part of Study of War Project – to analyze contribution of Psychology to our understanding of the causes, nature, and impact of war.
  • “Law and War.” Agenda
  • Date: January 20, 1995
  • Purpose: Part of Study of War Project – to analyze contribution of Law to our understanding of the causes, nature, and impact of war.

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1994

  • “Sociology and War.” Date: November 18, 1994 Agenda
  • Purpose: Part of Study of War Project – to analyze contribution of Sociology to our understanding of the causes, nature, and impact of war.
  • “Economics and War.”Date: September 15, 1994 Agenda
  • Purpose: Part of Study of War Project – to analyze contribution of Economics to our understanding of the causes, nature, and impact of war.
  • Date: April 22, 1994
  • “Anthropology and War.”
  • Date: January 28, 1994
  • Purpose: Part of Study of War Project – to analyze contribution of Anthropology to our understanding of the causes, nature, and impact of war.

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1993

  • “Security Studies in the 1990s.”
  • Date: Fall 1993
  • “Women and International Human Rights.”
  • Date: Spring 1993
  • “Women and the Military.”
  • Date: Spring 1993

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1992

  • “The Future of American National Security Policy.”
  • Date: Fall (October) 1992
  • “Ethnicity and Nationalism as Challenges to International Security.”
  • Date: Spring (March) 1992

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1991

  • “Evolution and Changes in the Soviet Union: Implications for Security.”
  • Date: Fall (October) 1991
  • “The Persian Gulf Crisis: Use of National and International Power in the Post-Cold War World.”
  • Date” Spring (April) 1991

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1990

  • “Exporting the American Experience.”
  • Date: Fall (October) 1990
  • “Crisis Management.”
  • Date: Spring (March) 1990
  • “Changing Technologies and New Weapons Systems in Recent History.”
  • Date: Winter (February) 1990

1989

  • “U.S. Civil-Military Relations in the 20th Century.”
  • Date: Fall (October) 1989
  • “The Post-Reagan Era in American Foreign Policy: Challenges, Opportunities, and Constraints in the 1990s.”
  • Date: Spring (March-April) 1989

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1988

  • “The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Perspectives for the U.S. and the U.S.S.R.’
  • Date: Fall (October) 1988
  • “The Nuclear Age.”
  • Date: Spring (March 1988)

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1987

  • “The Military and the Third World.”
  • Date: Fall (October) 1987
  • “National Security Needs and Resources.”
  • Date: Spring (March) 1987

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1986

  • “The Lessons of Vietnam.”
  • Date: Fall (October-November) 1986
  • “Science, Technology, and the Military.
  • Date: Spring (March) 1986

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1985

  • “United States – Soviet Relations.”
  • Date: Fall (November) 1985
  • “National Security Issues for the 1980’s.”
  • Date: Spring (March) 1985

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1984

  • “National Security Issues for the 1980’s.”
  • Date: Spring (March) 1984

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1983

  • “National Security Issues for the 1980s.”
  • Date: Spring (April) 1983

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1982

  • “National Security Issues for the 1980s.”
  • Date: Spring (March) 1982

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1981

  • “U.S. National Security: Agenda for the 1980s.”
  • Date: Spring (April) 1981

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1980

  • “U.S. – Soviet Relations in the ’80s.”
  • Date: Spring (April) 1980

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