TISS was founded by a military historian, and started as a partnership among military historians and political scientists. While we have expanded well beyond these humble roots, we have never lost sight of the vital role that historical perspective plays in the analysis of contemporary security issues. The graduate program in military history continues to thrive and the undergraduate degree program in Peace, War, and Defense, is one of the most successful programs of its type in the nation. The Society of War, the Military and Society, and the Gender and War series, and (as noted elsewhere) the Diplomatic history series – also ensure that our community continues to discuss issues of war and peace. Visit the PEACE, WAR, and DEFENSE WEB SITE!