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 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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Date & Time September 18, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Eaton 206
Program
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ALLIES Weekly Discussion- To Deter or Not to Deter: The Iran Nuclear Agreement

Tensions between the U.S. and Iran peaked this summer when Iran resumed some of its nuclear activities, directly violating the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran Nuclear Agreement. How should the U.S. respond to such a clear violation of the JCPOA, considering the U.S. has also violated the agreement by imposing sanctions on Iran since last spring?

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Date & Time September 11, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Eaton 206
Program
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ALLIES Weekly Discussion: The Impact of 9/11 on U.S. Foreign Policy

18 years later, how has U.S. foreign policy been shaped by the September 11th, 2001 attacks?". Join us at ALLIES as we discuss how the United States foreign policy has changed in some very noticeable ways after 9/11. You don't need any prior knowledge of the topic to join and there will be some short readings there to get you acquainted with the discussion.

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Date & Time April 24, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Braker 118
Program
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ALLIES Weekly Discussion: Taiwan

On the 40th anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act, we will discuss if Taiwan can maintain its independence, if China will opt for war, and if the United States would risk a global conflict over the defense of Taiwan? Join us at ALLIES as we discuss Taiwan. You don't need any prior knowledge of the topic to join and there will be some short readings there to get you acquainted with the discussion.

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Date & Time April 10, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Braker 118
Program
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ALLIES Weekly Discussion: Cybersecurity

Please join us this week as Sabrina runs the ALLIES self-run discussion event about cybersecurity issues in the world! As part of an attempt to address areas that ALLIES may have missed, we have allowed one of our own members to run a discussion meeting about something they feel personally passionate about. You don't need any prior knowledge of the topic to join and there will be some short readings there to get you acquainted with the discussion.

We hope to see you there!

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Date & Time April 3, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Braker 118
Program
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ALLIES Weekly Discussion: China and Central Asia

Backlash is already mounting to China’s extensive One Belt One Road investment project, but much of the controversy has escaped Central Asia. As Chinese investment grows into Central Asia, will Russia step in, or is the project unstoppable?

Join us at the ALLIES-SURGE joint discussion as we explore the region. You don't need any prior knowledge of the topic to join and there will be some short readings there to get you acquainted with the discussion.

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Date & Time April 5-6, 2019 9:00am - 6:00pm
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FIELDEX

FieldEX is a kinetic simulation, organized by Tufts University’s ALLIES chapter and the IGL, that places about 70 participants in a student-run peacekeeping and stability simulation. Participants are assigned a large variety of roles and must respond to real-time events in the field. FieldEx 2019 will take place April 5-6, 2019 at a paintball field in Rhode Island. Participants will leave Tufts University on Friday afternoon and spend the night nearby before heading to the field on Saturday morning.

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Date & Time February 27, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Braker 118
Program
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War Journalism with Jessica Donati

Join ALLIES this week for a very special guest appearance by Jessica Donati, a reporter with a distinguished career as a war correspondent in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya including as the Wall Street Journal's Kabul Bureau chief. Please join us for an exciting discussion on her career and experience reporting from some of the world's most dangerous warzones.

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Date & Time February 20, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Braker 118
Program
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ALLIES Weekly Discussion: An Identity Built on Nationalism

After the fall of Europe's colonial empires, nation's like Turkey, India, and Egypt all used nationalism to unite and strengthen their nascent sovereign governments. We will investigate the role of nationalism in state building, and if its impacts left more harm than good. Join us at ALLIES as we discuss post-colonial state identities and the impact of nationalism. You don't need any prior knowledge of the topic to join and there will be some short readings there to get you acquainted with the discussion.

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Date & Time February 13, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Braker 118
Program
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ALLIES weekly discussion - The City Upon A Hill: US Foreign Policy and Human Rights

America foreign policy has been described as both too idealistic and too Machiavellian depending on whomever occupies the Oval Office. Have American ideals dictated its relationship with Latin America, or have human rights been completely irrelevant to U.S. foreign policy in the south? Join us as we discuss all of these ideas in the context of US policy in Latin America. You don't need any prior knowledge of the topic to join and there will be some short readings there to get you acquainted with the issues.

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