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 September 1, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location
Virtual
Program
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ALLIES Speaker series: Climate and International Security

Please join ALLIES as they host  Gregg Nakano in their first online speaker event of the year! On September 1st at 3pm (EDT), Mr. Nakano will deliver a presentation on the effects of climate change on the future of international relations. No prior knowledge is needed. 

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Date & Time March 11, 2020 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Braker 118
Program
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ALLIES Weekly Discussion - The Future of Afghanistan

The U.S. signed a historic peace deal with the Taliban on February 29, nearly two decades after the U.S. invaded Afghanistan in 2001 with the goal of defeating the Taliban. However, recent U.S. airstrikes on March 4 and the history of the Taliban's role in Afghanistan leave many people wondering how feasible it is for the U.S. to maintain this deal. Join ALLIES this Wednesday, March 11, as we discuss what the future of Afghanistan will look like in the coming months and years.

As usual, the meeting will be held in Braker 118 from 8pm to 9pm.

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Date & Time March 4, 2020 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Braker 118
Program
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ALLIES Weekly Discussion-The Politics of Energy Security

Russia is a key energy supplier in Europe and China, with projects including the Nord Stream 2 pipeline in Germany and the Power of Siberia pipeline in China. Join ALLIES with our cohosts SURGE and European Horizons this Wednesday, March 4, as we discuss how Russia's oil partnerships in Europe and China contribute to Russia's status in the world, and how the U.S. has responded to Russia as a competitor in the energy sector.

As usual, no prior knowledge is needed and background readings will be provided at the meeting. We hope to see you there!

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Date & Time March 2, 2020 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location
Barnum 104
Program
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Allies X IRSAB Internship Panel

Tufts ALLIES, International Relations Program, and IRSAB will be hosting an internship panel on March 2nd. Come hear from Tufts alumni, a Harvard Law student, and MALD candidates at the Fletcher School as they discuss how their internship experiences enhanced their career prospects and how they navigated the internship search process.

The panel will be held in Barnum Hall, room 104 at 7:30pm. Refreshments will be provided!

Panelists include:

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Date & Time February 26, 2020 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Braker 118
Program
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ALLIES Weekly Discussion - The Politics of Oil

The U.S. has historically relied on foreign countries for oil, with oil being a leading motivation for many U.S. foreign policy decisions in the past. However, in 2018, the U.S. became a net oil exporter for the first time in nearly 75 years and is set to grow increasingly oil sufficient in future years. Join ALLIES this Wednesday, February 26, as we discuss how the U.S.’s decreasing reliance on foreign countries for oil impacts the U.S.'s relationships with current allies like Saudi Arabia. As usual, no prior knowledge is needed and background readings will be provided at the meeting.

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Date & Time February 19, 2020 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Olin 007
Program
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ALLIES Weekly Discussion - Military 101

ALLIES will be hosting its annual Military-101 panel on Wednesday, February 19th. Our panelists will include Ian Franckling (former Navy Seal), Commander Karst Brandsma (U.S. Army Military Police), Major Ralia Bouska (U.S. Marine Corp), Captain Ian Eder (U.S. Army), and LTC Susan Gannon (U.S. Army Reserves). They will discuss their experiences in the military as well as the unique view that their service has provided them. No prior experience or knowledge of the military is needed.

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Date & Time February 12, 2020 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Braker 118
Program
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ALLIES Weekly Discussion-Huawei and 5G

5G is the next big technological race and promises to revolutionize technology. Chinese company Huawei is the dominating competitor in the 5G market right now, counting the German and British governments among its list of customers despite U.S. protests against Huawei. Join ALLIES and this week's cohost, SURGE, to discuss how American scrutiny of Huawei impacts the U.S.'s development of 5G infrastructure, along with that of its allies. As usual, no prior knowledge is necessary and background readings will be provided at the meeting. We hope to see you there!

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Date & Time February 5, 2020 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Braker 118
Program
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ALLIES Weekly Discussion-Holding Private Military Contractors Accountable 

Stories of human rights violations by private military contractors (PMCs) have surfaced in many conflicts abroad, notably by U.S. contractors at Abu Ghraib and at other prisons in Iraq and Afghanistan. How can countries who employ PMCs and the international community hold PMCs accountable for their actions? Join ALLIES this Wednesday as we discuss how to regulate PMCs via international frameworks and other methods to prevent future human rights violations from occurring.

As always, no prior knowledge is required and background readings will be provided at the meeting.

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Date & Time January 29, 2020 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Braker 118
Program
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ALLIES Weekly Discussion-The Endgame for Hong Kong

An extradition bill in Hong Kong set off a wave of protests in Hong Kong last summer that are still continuing today. While the extradition bill was formally withdrawn on September 4 last year, there is still extreme unrest in Hong Kong. What are the ultimate goals of the mainland Chinese government and the Hong Kong protesters? 

Join ALLIES this Wednesday as we discuss the viability and cohesiveness of the Hong Kong protest movement. As usual, no prior knowledge is needed and background readings will be provided at the meeting.

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Date & Time December 4, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Eaton 206
Program
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ALLIES Weekly Discussion: Environmental Intervention and Cooperation

International cooperation on climate change has always been a challenge. Following the signing of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, many countries have yet to fulfill their commitments. Questions continue to arise on how countries can be held accountable to stopping climate change and protecting the climate from natural disasters. Join ALLIES on December 4th in Eaton 206 as we discuss how international cooperation can be implemented when it comes to climate change and the ethics of environmental intervention.

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