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At TISS, our aim is to enhance understanding of critical issues in national and international security through teaching, high-impact scholarship, and public outreach. A consortium of universities across North Carolina’s Research Triangle, we hope to build a diverse community of scholars, policymakers, and practitioners with a shared interest in and dedication to the study of security, broadly conceived.


A Diverse Community

To build and sustain a diverse, interdisciplinary community of scholars in security studies to advance research and collaboration.


Growing the Field

To foster the intellectual, educational, and career development of students and young scholars with a particular focus on expanding the diversity of security studies as a field.


Building Bridges

To build bridges among the academic, policymaker, and military communities.


Outreach & Engagement

To educate students, policymakers, the military, and the general public on issues of national and international security.