Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 6:00 PM EDT
Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 3:00 PM EDT

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100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

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Carolyn Pumphrey 
TISS IC CAE in Intelligence and Security 

Join the Triangle Institute for Security Studies and our distinguished speakers as we celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of TISS and the fifth year of our intelligence and security studies program. The goal of this conference will be to consider the relationship between intelligence and security, and to explore how best educators can contribute to the success of these vital missions. The working assumption of the conference is that thinking about these fields holistically should be the cornerstone of our efforts.  Friday’s discussion will focus on the inextricable link between intelligence and national security – past, present and future.  Saturday’s discussion will focus on the teaching of intelligence within the context of the study of national security.  As keynote speaker, we are proud to welcome retired General H.R. McMaster - who will speak on the Chapel Hill campus on Thursday evening. The Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, Susan M. Gordon will address the group on Friday evening. 

Friday's sessions are full.  We have started a wait list.  Those who sign on can expect a seat on Saturday and will be given the opportunity to view Friday's panels in an overflow room. 




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Brief Agenda

Thursday, 11 April 2019  (UNC-Campus - Genome Auditorium) 

6:30 PM – 7 PM                    Keynote talk by Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster, USA (Retired), former National Security Advisor

Friday, 12 April 2019       (Friday Center)

9:15 – 9:45 AM                  Registration and Breakfast  

9:45  – 9:55 AM               Welcome and Retrospective  

10:00 – 11:40                    Panel I: American Grand Strategy and Intelligence  

11:45  – 12:45 PM               Lunch

12:45 – 2:25 PM                Panel II: Diplomacy and Intelligence

2:45 – 4:25 PM                   Panel III: Intelligence and Civil-Military Relations

4:30 – 5:25 PM                 Student Poster Session / Reception

5:30 – 6:30 PM                  Keynote address - Susan M. Gordon, Principal Deputy DNI

6:40 – 8:30 PM                 Dinner (for speakers and invited guests only)

Saturday, 13 April 2019

8:30 – 9:00 AM                   Breakfast 

9:00 – 10:30 AM                Panel V: Encounters with Intelligence: Practitioners’ Perspective  

10:50 – 12:20 PM              Panel VI:  Methods

12:20  – 1:20 PM             Lunch  

1:20 -  2:50 PM                  Panel VI:  The Scholar and the Spy: the View from the Academy  

2:50 -3:00 PM                     Farewell


Join TISS as we celebrate our sixtieth anniversary and reflect on the importance of considering intelligence in a national security context.