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New Faces

New Faces


New Faces is an annual conference, geared toward the professional development and networking of early career scholars in security studies. Started in 2000, New Faces is one of TISS’ signature programs with a vast network of former participants.

New Faces is designed to offer advanced PhD candidates and newly-minted PhDs a chance to present their research and receive feedback in a format akin to an academic job talk.

Our goal is to create and strengthen ties among scholars working on national and international security questions, crossing disciplinary boundaries. Participants in New Faces approach the study of security from a number of disciplinary backgrounds, including political science, history, public policy, and beyond.

TISS will cover all travel and accommodation costs for selected participants. Priority will be given to applications without a tenure-track position.

The 2022 conference will be October 6-8, 2022, with the primary workshop being held on Friday, October 7, 2022 at the Rizzo Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.


to apply

Those interested in being considered for this year’s New Faces should complete an online application form¬†and submit a cover letter, project abstract, CV, and letter of recommendation by email to susan.colbourn@duke.edu.

The application deadline is April 1, 2022.