TISS is an inclusive organization and welcomes all persons with an interest in informed discussion about national security events. At its core are some fifty scholars and practitioners who are very active in the organization and are listed in the Directory. Also noted in this section of the website are a number of groups and individuals who have played – and in most cases continue to play – a special role in the life of TISS. These include our founders, Board Members (Past and Present), undergraduate scholars (Wickershams), graduate students who have participated in our New Faces program, and Fellows (Past and Present).
Sarah Kenyon Lischer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and International Affairs at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. She is the author of Dangerous Sanctuaries: Refugee Camps, Civil War, and the Dilemmas of Humanitarian Aid (Cornell University Press). She has published on the topics of forced migration, human rights, military intervention, and African politics in journals includingInternational Security, Daedalus, Global Governance, the Harvard International Review, Civil Wars, and The American Scholar. Lischer has been awarded fellowships and grants by the Berghof Foundation (Berlin), the Peace Research Institute of Oslo, Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, and others. Lischer received a BSFS from Georgetown University, an MPP from Harvard University, and her PhD in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her current research focuses on public memory and justice following human rights atrocities.
Sarah Kenyon Lischer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and International Affairs at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC.