ALLIES Joint Research Trip to South Africa: APPLY NOW!

by tuftsigl
Mar 09

Join 3 midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy and 2 cadets from West Point in exploring the evolution of civil-military relations since Apartheid in South Africa, June 29-July 14, 2016.

For almost three decades prior to the end of Cold War, South Africa’s defence policy was focused on combating a “so-called” total onslaught on the country. This found the former South African Defence Force (SADF) deployed extensively in neighbouring states to counter an enemy invasion and internally, in support of the police to suppress the rising tide of black resistance against the state’s Apartheid policies. With the collapse of communism and the unbanning of the African National Congress (ANC) and South African Communist Party in 1990, the country would witness a fundamental reform of its armed forces, their role and purpose, civil control of the armed forces and in civil–military relations (Nathan, 1994)

The trip will include developing your own topic to investigate, meeting with policymakers, key players in the transition from Apartheid to democracy, military officials, academics, journalists, activists and more.  You will also have the opportunity to visit sites such as Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela and many political prisoners were held for decades.

The Institute for Global Leadership is sponsoring this trip and providing significant funding for participating students.

There are 3 spots available for Tufts students. The deadline to apply is Monday, March 14 at 11:59pm.

For more information about trip requirements, go to the application:


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