TISS Conferences (2000 – 2012)

2012

Retrenchment and/or Renewal: Grand Strategy in an Age of Fiscal Constraint    Web Page

Date: November 10-12

Cosponsors: Duke University Program in American Grand Strategy

ISS/ISAC Annual Conference. Security Studies in Times of Transition.

Keynotes by MG H.R. McMaster, USA, ) and Thom Shanker, NY Times (Conference).

Date: October 4-6

Purpose: Conference organized by TISS on behalf of ISS

“The Future War on Al Quaida and Its Adherents”    Web Page

Date: Thursday September 8- Monday, September 12

Purpose: Inaugural conference on the UNC-TISS National Security Fellows Program

Cosponsors: Peace, War, and Defense

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2011

“Reflecting on the Tenth Anniversary of 9-11 ” Report  Agenda-3 campus After 9-11

Date: Thursday September 8- Monday, September 12

Purpose: A cross campus event reflecting on the significance of 9/11 for the U.S. and for the global community.

Cosponsors: (Multiple organizations)

2011

“The Energy and Security Nexus: A Strategic Dilemma”  Brief   Biographies      Agenda

Date: Thursday March 3 – Friday March 4

Purpose: To explore the connections between energy and security (human, national, and collective) and to consider how best to resolve strategic dilemmas.

Cosponsors: US Army War College, .Research Triangle Energy Consortium, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory-North Carolina State University Collaborative Research Program, and Duke University’s Program in American Grand Strategy.

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 2010                                                    

“War and Military Operations in the 21st Century: Civil Military Implications”  Brief    Biographies   Schedule

Date: Thursday, April 8th and Friday, April 9th

Purpose: To examine civil military implications of war and military operations in the coming decades.

Cosponsors: King’s College, London, UNC-Chapel Hill’s Curriculum in Peace, War and Defense and the Institute for the Humanities, the Society for Military History.

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 2009   

 “American Grand Strategy after War”  Keynote   Agenda    Schedule    Biographies  Keynote Video

(Fiftieth Anniversary Conference)

Date: Thursday, February 26 through Saturday, February 28th

Purpose: To examine debates on national strategy after major wars.

Cosponsors: US Army War College, Duke University’s Program in American Grand Strategy and the Von der Heyden Lectures, Alston Gardner, Warren Wickersham, and Roger Hertog.

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2008

“Global Security”

William Perry and Panelists (Fall)

Zbigniew Brzezinksi

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2007

“Global Climate Change: National Security Implications.”        Brief        Agenda  Proceedings

Date: Friday, March 30th and Saturday, March 31st, 2007

Place: Friday Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Purpose: To analyze global climate change as a national security issue

Cosponsors: US Army War College, Creative Associates, Nicholas School, Woodrow Wilson School and UNC- Environmental Studies

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2006

“Casualties and Warfare.”         Proceedings    Biographies    Agenda                                                              

Date: Friday, February 17 and Saturday, February 18, 2006.

Place: Thomas Center, Durham, North Carolina.

Purpose: To address the causes and consequences of casualties in warfare from a variety of perspectives. 

Cosponsor: Carnegie Corporation of New York.

 

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2005

                                                                     

 “The Rise and Fall of Empires.”             Keynote     Brief       Agenda                                                        

Date: Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5, 2005.

Place: Friday Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Purpose: To bring historical cases to bear on the question of whether or not the United States has become an empire. 

Cosponsor: The US Army War College.

                                                                                               

“Agenda for Strategy and Policy Planning.”           Kitfield Report      Agenda                                 

Date: Monday, February 14 and Tuesday, February 15, 2005.

Place: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington DC

Purpose: A workshop to address the challenges of mid-to-long-range planning at the start of the Bush Administration’s second term. 

Cosponsors: Duke University Sanford Institute for Public Policy, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

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2004

“Japanese Civil-Military Relations.”                                                            

Date: Friday, April 2, 2004.

Place: Millennium Hotel, Durham, North Carolina.

Purpose: Organizational Workshop. Participants: Peter Feaver, Duke University.

Cosponsors: Shibusawa Ei’ichi Memorial Foundation, Japan.

“Wielding American Power.”                                                                

Date: Friday, February 6 and Saturday, February 7, 2004.

Place: Thomas Center, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.

Purpose: To discuss the scope and limits of American power and provide feedback to scholars researching this issue.

Cosponsors: Sanford Institute for Public Policy, Duke University.

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2003

                                                            

“Strategic Deception  in Modern Democracies:  Brief   Proceedings     Agenda     Monograph

 Ethical, Legal, and Policy Challenges.”        

Date: Friday, October 31, and Saturday, November 1, 2003.

Place: Friday Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Purpose: To address the ethical, legal, and policy challenges which arise when democratic governments use deception either in a recognized state of armed conflict or in a war against terrorism.

Cosponsors: U.S. Army War College and U.S. Naval Academy.

                                                                                             

The American Media and Wartime Challenges.”     Proceedings  Agenda

Date: Friday, March 21 and Saturday, March 22, 2003

Place: Friday Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Purpose: To examine the challenges facing the American media in wartime

Cosponsors: Duke (De Witt Wallace Center for Communications and Journalism, The University Center for International Studies, European Studies, and the Office of the Vice Provost); University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (University Center for International Studies); and North Carolina State University (Department of Communications).

 

                                                                                                                  

“Evaluating the Preemption Doctrine.”       Agenda                                               

Date: January 17, 2003. 

Place: Siena Hotel, Chapel Hill.

Purpose: To discuss the pros and cons of the Bush Preemption Doctrine and provide feedback to scholars researching this issue.

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2002  

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“Terrorism: Threat and Response.”                                                           

Date: February 27 and February 28, 2002. 

Place: Friday Center, Chapel Hill.

Purpose: To bring together professionals from the academic and defense communities to clarify the nature and causes of terrrism and debate our strategic options. Cosponsors: U.S. Army War College, Duke’s Center for International Studies, Duke’s Center for European Studies and UNC’s University Center for International Studies.

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2001

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“The Rise of China: Security Implications.”                                               

Date: Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3, 2001.

Place: Sheraton Hotel, Chapel Hill.

Purpose: To examine the security implications of the rise of China for the international community in general and for the United States in particular.

Cosponsors: The US Army War College and the Duke University Program in Asian Security Studies. 

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2000

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“Transnational Threats:  Blending Law Enforcement and Military Strategies.”                                                           

Date: Wednesday, February 2 and Thursday, February 3, 2000.

Place: Sheraton Hotel, Chapel Hill.

Purpose: In the post-Cold War environment, transnational threats pose unprecedented challenges to U.S. security. The purpose of this conference was to define these threats and consider how law enforcement and military strategies can best be integrated in order to address the threat.

Cosponsors: The US Army War College and the Duke University Center for Law, Ethics, and National Security.

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