TISS at Sixty: Intelligence in a National Security Context (11-13 April 2019) WAIT LIST 


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

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Friday Center 
100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

Driving Directions 


Carolyn Pumphrey 
TISS IC CAE in Intelligence and Security 

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. 


We have closed registration.  We do have seats left on Saturday - if you are interested in attending these sessions, please email pumphrey@duke.edu. 




Meantime - you can sign up for the keynotes here: 


A Keynote Address by Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster, USA Retired, former National Security Advisor – Genome Auditorium  (UNC-CH campus) from 6:30 – 7:30 PM

Event Page here   This event is open to the public – interested persons who have not registered for the TISS at Sixty conference can obtain tickets for the event by going to the event page and registering for the keynote.  .

 A Keynote Address by Principal  Deputy Director of  National Intelligence, the Honorable Susan M. Gordon – Grumman Auditorium (Friday Center) from 5:30 – 6:30 PM


Event Page Here This event is open to the public – interested persons who have not registered for the TISS at Sixty conference are welcome to join. Registration is appreciated.




Biographies of Speakers

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 AM             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