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Triangle Institute for
Security Studies

The Triangle Institute for Security Studies – TISS – is a cross-campus consortium dedicated to the study of national and international security.

TISS is made up of four universities in North Carolina’s Research Triangle: Duke University, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina State University, and the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.

Founded in 1958, TISS is one of the nation’s oldest academic centers committed to advancing scholarship and education on security studies. TISS promotes interdisciplinary research and collaboration between scholars, students, and practitioners, along with public engagement on critical matters of national and international security.

Thank you for visiting our page. For any questions, please reach out to TISS’ Program Coordinator Monica Harvey at

Students across TISS campuses engage with faculty and practitioners during a networking social following the Valens Global Wargaming Event held at UNC.
Jessica Liao
Dr. Jessica Liao (NC State) presents to students and faculty on her experience living in China during Xi’s “Zero Covid” period.
A woman and a man speak to each other at a conference
New Face Lamin Keita receives feedback following his presentation.
2023 New Faces Conference
Students participate in Wargaming Demonstration presented by Valens Global, Cohosted with UNC’s WINS, Global Affairs, and CSEEES.