ALLIES Annual Civil-Military Relations Conference

Every Veterans Day, Tufts ALLIES hosts a Civil-Military Relations Conference that is open to the Tufts community and friends. The conference starts with the Tufts ROTC Veteran's Day Pass the Flag Ceremony on the memorial steps. Over the course of the weekend, speakers and panelists host discussions on current global issues like the global arms trade and war in the 21st century. Students also participate in a diplomatic crisis situation, in which students assume the roles as the senior diplomats of various fictional countries overseen by an advisor from the Fletcher School. The simulation tests individuals' abilities to negotiate with other actors and react to unexpected challenges on the international stage.