From April 11th-15th, two ALLIES members had the opportunity to attend the Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference hosted at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. The theme of the conference this year was Women and Security, which was a topic of particular interests to the students who attended. The conference boasted a wide array of speakers, from the CEO of Tupperware to the US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power. The students came away from the week with perspectives from both the public and private sectors about how best to address gender inequality in issues of national and international policy.
On April 8th-9th, Tufts students participated in a live simulation known as FieldEx, hosted by the civilian-military relations organization ALLIES. Organized by a committee of undergraduate students, FieldEx is always one of the highlights of the year for the group.
Economist Larry Krohn, a Professor of Practice of International Economics at the Fletcher School, and a specialist in Latin America and global macroeconomy spoke to members of BUILD Latin America and Latin American
On Saturday, April 16, Amnesty and Love 146 hosted this year's JAMnesty in Hotung Cafe, a free concert to raise awareness of the organizations' human rights work. Performers included Robert Goodfellow, The Gray Company, McKenzie Keefe, and Wakana, all of whom were very enjoyable.