Education about national and international security is integral to the TISS mission.  Although TISS does not bestow degrees, by organizing a variety of talks, simulations, and field-trips, we provides extracurricular enrichment for undergraduate and graduate students attending nearby universities – in particular UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke University, North Carolina State University, and North Carolina Central University. In recent years, we have also developed executive education programs for members of the Armed Services. And as of 2014, we have embarked on a new effort to built expertise in the study of intelligence and security.