ALLIES

The Alliance Linking Leaders in Education and the Services. An undergraduate organization dedicated to improving civilian-military relations through joint education, research and training.

Date & Time November 20, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Location
Eaton 206
Program
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ALLIES Weekly Discussion- The Kurdish Skirmish

Dispersed across Syria, Turkey, Iraq and Iran, the Kurds have been the largest stateless minority in the Middle East since the re-shaping of borders after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1923. In the past 80 years, in all parts of Kurdistan various attempts have been made to demand increased cultural and linguistic rights, autonomy and the creation of an independent Kurdish state. In 2014, Syrian Kurds established control over a large portion of Syria with the help of US troops which intervened in the war to help defeat ISIS.

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Date & Time November 13, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Eaton 206
Program
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Allies Weekly Discussion: The New Scramble for Africa

In the 1800s, European states divided up Africa into colonies for themselves. Now in the 21st century, many foreign nations, particularly China and Russia, have taken an interest in investing in African nations and forming commercial ties with them. Join ALLIES this Wednesday, November 13 at 8pm in Eaton 206, as we discuss how foreign investments and partnerships with African nations are changing the global political landscape and affecting these nations domestically. As usual, no prior knowledge is necessary and background readings will be provided at the meeting.

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Date & Time November 6, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Eaton 206
Program
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ALLIES Weekly Discussion: Women in Armed Conflict

Sexual violence has been used as a weapon in war, especially against women, for centuries. Though conflicts can destroy women’s lives, women have historically not been included in post-conflict discussions. Why has this been the case, and what institutions must be changed to make peace processes more gender-inclusive, particularly for women? Join ALLIES and Women in IR this Wednesday as we discuss these questions and explore how sexual violence has been weaponized throughout history.

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Date & Time October 30, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Eaton 206
Program
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ALLIES Weekly Discussion: The Aftermath of Brexit

In 2016, the UK voted via a referendum to leave the European Union. Three years later, the UK still remains a member of the EU as Prime Minister Boris Johnson attempts to negotiate a Brexit agreement that satisfies Parliament before the next Brexit deadline of October 31st. Join ALLIES as we discuss what the potential effects of Brexit will be for both the UK and remaining EU countries this Wednesday at 8pm in Eaton 206. As always, no prior knowledge is required and there will be background readings handed out during the meeting.

We hope to see you there!

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Date & Time November 9-10, 2019 10:00am - 4:30pm
Location
Tufts Campus
Program
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ALLIES Civil-Military Relations Conference-Cybersecurity and Geopolitics

The 2019 Civil-Military Relations Conference will be held on November 9th-10th, 2019. This is an annual conference focusing on security, foreign policy, and civil-military issues; and is organized by the Tufts Alliance Linking Leaders in Education and the Services (ALLIES) in conjunction with the Institute for Global Leadership (IGL).

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Date & Time October 23, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Eaton 206
Program
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ALLIES Discussion-Mental Health in Civil-Military Relations

ALLIES will host Captain James P. Micciche and Lieutenant Colonel Jeremy Gwinn from the Fletcher Veterans Association for a candid conversation on mental health in the military. They will share how perspectives on mental health have changed in the military throughout the years, some of their personal experiences, and what still needs to be addressed in the military regarding mental health.

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Date & Time October 16, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Eaton 206
Program
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ALLIES Discussion- Race to the Arctic: China and the U.S.

As the Arctic warms up, new shipping lanes have been created from previously frozen sea routes. China, in response, is developing a military presence in the Arctic and claiming new trade routes for their Belt and Road Initiative. China's actions have raised concerns from the United States which has also established its economic and military interests in the region as well.

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Date & Time October 9, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Eaton 206
Program
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ALLIES Discussion- Is Migration a Security Issue?

News of Latin American migrants coming to the U.S. is widespread over the past few years, as political unrest grows in Latin American countries such as El Salvador and Venezuela. Join ALLIES and the Latin American Committee (LAC) for a discussion on how influxes in migration in the U.S. from Latin America have shaped U.S. national security this Wednesday, October 9, in Eaton 206. No prior knowledge is required and background readings will be provided at the meeting. We hope to see you there!

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Date & Time October 2, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Eaton 206
Program
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ALLIES Weekly Discussion- Kashmir in Crisis: Exploring the Effects on South Asia

Kashmir has long been a disputed territory between India and Pakistan. Currently, India and Pakistan both govern over different parts of Kashmir. This past August, India-Pakistan relations were yet again strained when the Indian government removed the special status that Indian-administered Kashmir has been granted for the past 70 years. Join us this Wednesday, October 2, for a discussion on how the conflict over Kashmir has shaped India-Pakistan relations and how Kashmir has affected regional politics in South Asia as a whole.

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Date & Time September 25, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Eaton 206
Program
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ALLIES Weekly Discussion: Cybersecurity and U.S.-China Relations with Major Amanda Current and Commander Kevin Meehan

ALLIES will be hosting a talk with Major Amanda Current and Commander Kevin Meehan regarding cybersecurity policy in US China relations. Both speakers have been/currently are Fletcher fellows on Advanced Strategic Planning and Policy and National Security, respectively.

Come join us for an insightful talk!

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