The TISS IC-CAE in Intelligence and Security Studies is based at UNC-Chapel Hill. The overall Director of the program is Joe Caddell, UNC-Chapel Hill. Faculty members at Duke, NCCU, and NCSU, however, are responsible for activities on their own campus. All continue to work together to ensure the continued vitality of intelligence studies in the Triangle. The TISS ICCAE is advised by a Board that meets on an annual basis and provides general guidance.

 Joseph Caddell is the Director of the TISS ICCAE in Intelligence and Security Studies, a Teaching Assistant Professor of History at North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Professor Emeritus of the National Intelligence University.  He served in the U.S.  Air Force as a Combat Intelligence Officer and Target Intelligence Officer, 1973-1976, and thereafter taught Warning as a Reserve officer until 1997. He retired in the rank of Lt. Colonel. He currently teaches the History of Air Power, the History of Sea Power, U.S. Military History; and Nuclear Security in the Twenty First Century and Intelligence History.  He has edited three works for the US Air War College: Nuclear Strategy, The Superpowers, and Arms Control, published a monograph on Deception for the Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute, and contributed to the Oxford Bibliographies Online (U.S. Air Power) .  He holds a Ph.D. in history from Duke University.

Erinn Whitaker is a Professor of the Practice in the Curriculum of Peace, War and Defense at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Assistant Director of the TISS ICCAE.  She is a former senior analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency and US State Department. With nearly 15 years of experience overseas and in Washington, she draws on active teaching methods to underscore themes such as the dynamic between senior policymakers and intelligence officers, how the intelligence community has evolved, and the importance of analytic tradecraft.  Before joining the PWAD faculty, Whitaker was a senior researcher at UNC’s Hussman School of Media and Journalism and taught courses on intelligence at UNC and Duke University.  She also served as a government-sponsored Fellow at the Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies at UNC Chapel Hill. In this position, Whitaker produced a book-length report for the US Government on how academic theories on negotiating style could be applied to world leaders, developing a quantitative tool analysts are now using across the US Government. She holds an M.A. from Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service.

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Advisory Board Members

Peter Feaver

Peter Feaver

Peter D. Feaver is a professor of political science and public policy and Director of the Program in American Grand Strategy at Duke University.  He was the Director of the Triangle Institute for Security Studies from January 2000 – January 2020. He served as Special Adviser for Strategic Planning and Institutional Reform on the National Security Council (2005-2007) and as Director for Defense Policy and Arms Control on the National Security Council (1993-1994). Professor Feaver co-directed two major research projects, “Managing Interventions after September 11” and “The Civil-Military Gap and American National Security.” He has written eight books, most recently, (with Christopher Gelpi and Jason Reifler) Paying the Human Costs of War (2009). He has also published over thirty articles and book chapters on American foreign policy, nuclear proliferation, civil-military relations, information warfare, and U.S. national security. He is a member of the Aspen Strategy Group.  His doctorate in political science is from Harvard.

Richard Kohn is Professor Emeritus of History and Adjunct Professor Emeritus of KohnPeace, War and Defense, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Professor Kohn’s focus has been American military history generally, emphasizing national security and military policy, strategy, the American experience with war-making, and the connections between war, the military, and American society. In recent years his concentration has been on current civil-military relations, particularly civilian control of the military. His long-term projects are studies of presidential war leadership in American history and the American experience of war, but he continues to research, consult, lecture, and publish in the area of contemporary civil-military relations, military professionalism, and professional military education. He holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Allan Cooper is Chair and Professor of Political Science at North Carolina CentraCooperPhotol University.  His expertise is in the area of international law with an emphasis on human rights, questions of genocide and terrorism, and the changing nature of international organizations in the global arena. As a master’s student, he became active in the anti-apartheid movement and authored the first divestment bill in the United States that penalized U.S. companies investing in the apartheid system in South Africa.  As a doctoral student, while conducting his research on southern Africa, he was transported around South Africa and Namibia by representatives of the liberation movements in violation of policies enforced by the white minority regime that separated blacks and whites. He has published five books related to international law; four exploring questions related to southern African politics and the last one analyzing why and where genocide occurs. He is currently working on a manuscript examining how political philosophers have articulated theories of patriarchal power relations, and how these paradigms contributed to gender identities and the construction of structures of power that privilege males throughout the world.  He holds a doctorate from Clark Atlanta University.

David SchanzerDavid Schanzer is a professor of the practice at the Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy and the director of the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security, a research consortium between Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill and RTI International. In these capacities, he teaches courses, conducts research and engages in public dialogue on counterterrorism strategy, counterterrorism law and homeland security. He is a member of the Countering Violent Extremism Leadership Forum and has been a Research Fellow for the National Intelligence Council.  Prior to his academic appointments, Schanzer was the Democratic staff director for the House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security from 2003 to 2005. His positions in the executive branch include special counsel, Office of General Counsel, Department of Defense (1998-2001) and trial attorney, United States Department of Justice (1992-94). Schanzer is a graduate of Harvard College where he received an A.B. cum laude in government in 1985 and of Harvard Law School, where he served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review from 1987-1989.

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