TISS Annual Events

Please be on the lookout for two signature annual events – The TISS New Faces Conference for Graduate Students and the Dinner Presentations by Seniors presenting their honors theses.

New Faces Conferences (Fall Semester)

Each year TISS invites doctoral candidates nearing completion of their degrees to apply to speak at our annual New Faces conference.  Applications are solicited from across the nation and beyond. Some six are  selected.

  • /Information about the Program:  Here
  • How to Apply Here:
  • Past Events:  Here
  • Next event:
    • Twentieth Annual New Faces  – Friday 20 and Saturday 21 September 2019.
    • Further details will be posted once speakers are selected (March 2019)

Honor Student Dinner Presentations (Spring Semester)

Each year TISS invites faculty members to nominate students who have completed an honors thesis on a topic that has a bearing on national and international security.  Some six of these are chosen to address a small TISS audience over dinner.  This is a wonderful event and we warmly encourage students to get involved as speakers or as listeners.  Please address questions to pumphrey@duke.edu.