The Study of War Project

The Study of War Project was launched by TISS in January 1994. This multi-year, multi-disciplinary project addressed a fundamental challenge to security: war. To build a sustainable, secure world requires basic knowledge of the nature, dynamics, and impact of warfare on individuals, groups, nation-states, societies, the earth, and the human species. A similar comprehensive study of war was undertaken by Quincy Wright at the University of Chicago in the 1920s and 1930s. The TISS Study of War Project directed by Richard H. Kohn and Alex Roland revisited these issues in light of new scholarly insights. As part of this project, TISS organized a series of conferences in which scholars discussed war from the perspective of their chosen discipline.  The culmination of this project was a summary conference held at Cantigny near Chicago. [READ MORE]