The Duke American Grand Strategy Program (AGSP) seeks to collaborate with other organizations focused on the extension of national security education, training, and scholarship.  In that spirit, AGSP is pleased to partner with the following organizations:


Triangle Institute for Security Studies (TISS)

TISS is the parent organization of Duke AGS.  As a consortium of Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill, and NCSU, TISS was founded in 1958 to advance research and education in the field of national and international security. Its mission is to promote interdisciplinary cooperation among faculty, graduate students, and the public in the field of securities studies.

  • UNC Curriculum in Peace, War, and Defense.  Peace and war are among the oldest dreams and most difficult challenges of  human experience. The Curriculum brings together faculty and courses from many disciplines to provide undergraduates with a wide range of approaches to the fundamental issues of human conflict and national and global security and defense.
  • UNC-TISS National Security Fellows Program.  The UNC-TISS National Security Fellowship Program (NSFP) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a ten-month postgraduate research fellowship for military officers (lieutenant colonels and colonels) and civilian government officials. It is part of the Senior Service College Fellowship Program and is hosted by UNC’s Curriculum on Peace, War and Defense (PWAD) in cooperation with the Triangle Institute for Security Studies (TISS). Upon completion of the program fellows receive credit for Senior Service School.
  • Energy and Security Initiative.  Launched in January 2010, the TISS Energy and  Security Initiative is a collaborative effort with a variety of Schools and Colleges at North Carolina State University – The School of Public and International Affairs, The College of Humanities and Social Sciences, The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and the College of Engineering.  The TISS/NCSU initiative will help ensure that young people preparing for careers in the energy field will see more clearly how their work will affect the well-being of the world community.  It will also promote greater public understanding of how domestic energy needs affect and are affected by broader concerns.

Sanford School of Public Policy

Established in 1971 as the Institute of Policy Sciences and Public Affairs, the Sanford School of Public Policy has one of the nation’s largest public policy undergraduate programs, graduating about 175 majors each year. The School also offers selective master’s degrees programs in public policy (MPP) and international development policy, and a PhD program. MPP candidates also may earn joint or concurrent professional degrees in law, business, divinity, medicine or environmental policy.

Duke University Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science at Duke University is among the top departments in the nation. Our faculty enjoy teaching, are excited about research, and in many cases are at the forefront of their fields. Our students are among the best anywhere. There are three features that distinguish our approach to education and research: depth, breadth, and a strong community.

Center on Law, Ethics and National Security (LENS)

The Center on Law, Ethics and National Security was founded at Duke University School of Law on September 1, 1993 by the late Professor Robinson Everett (1928-2009). Everett, a long time member of the Duke Law Faculty and a former Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, believed that the law school needed a center that would focus on encouraging and sponsoring education, research and publications concerning national security law topics, as well as conducting conferences and seminars in the national security field. Additionally, as the Center’s name implies, it was to provide a focus on national security decision-making from an ethical perspective.

Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security (TCTHS)

The Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security (TCTHS) is a collaborative effort between Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and RTI International to enhance the understanding of terrorism and the means to combat it through education, research and the development of partnerships between universities, industry and government.  Founded in 2005, TCTHS provides a forum for the exchange of views, information, and expertise between a broad cross section of the Triangle community – students, faculty, researchers, government officials, first responders, and interested members of the public.  In pursuing these goals, the Triangle Center draws on the wide array of scholars, researchers, and experts from the three sponsor institutions who are engaged in work ranging from basic research to the execution of government funded projects.

Duke Islamic Studies Center

The Duke Islamic Studies Center is a vibrant, diverse community of scholars and students engaged in interdisciplinary teaching, interactive learning, and cutting-edge research about Islam and Muslims. We are educating today’s students to become tomorrow’s leaders by equipping them with knowledge about the breadth and diversity of Islamic cultures, cross- cultural experiences, and language skills.

Duke International Relations Association (DIRA)

DIRA is an organization on Duke University’s campus that has an overarching goal of spreading awareness of pressing international issues, as well as competing in and hosting various Model United Nations and Crisis Simulation conferences for both high school and college students.

Duke Chapter, Alexander Hamilton Society (AHS)

The Alexander Hamilton Society is an independent, non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting constructive debate on basic principles and contemporary issues in foreign, economic, and national security policy. We sponsor events at universities, as well as in major cities, and provide other opportunities for our members to flourish intellectually, professionally, and personally.

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