Duke Initiative on Survey Methodology

Contact: D. Sunshine Hillygus ( or Alexandra Cooper (

The purpose of Duke Initiative on Survey Methodology (DISM) is to provide high quality data-collection resources to scholars engaged in original survey research and to bring together survey research knowledge from the academic, professional, and commercial sectors. DISM aims to build a climate of interdisciplinary cooperation and intellectual exchange among researchers across various fields. We provide a number of resources for Duke affiliates, including survey methods consulting on individual projects, funding opportunities, and training in survey research methods. The future of survey research requires fostering the interaction of the best science across academic fields and engaging the broader community of survey scholars and practitioners. DISM hopes to play a pivotal role in that future. 

Triangle Institute for Security Studies

Contact: Kyle Beardsley, Deputy Director (

Triangle Institute for Security Studies, (TISS), a consortium of Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill, and NCSU, was founded in 1958.  It is an association of scholars centered committed to cooperation and communication across disciplinary and cultural divides. Its mission is to advance research and education in the field of national and international security.