Archive 2021

CMRC Keynote by Simon Weiss (A'24)

by Chris Burke
Nov 20

In November 2021, ALLIES had the distinct pleasure of welcoming Susan L. Woodward as our keynote speaker at the Civil-Military Relations Conference. Dr. Woodward is a professor of political science at the City University of New York with a focus area on international security, failing states, and post-conflict state building. Her talk, titled nation-building in the 21st Century, covered the failures and successes of contemporary state building operations.

Since the year 2000, state-building has been a core part of every administration’s foreign policy agenda, yet none has successfully implemented an effective state-building program. Through Dr. Woodward’s talk, we explored the multiple reasons why this is the case: ill-defined terminology, ineffective aid distribution systems, lack of awareness of donor causes of instability, and many more.

Oct 19

Mark Storella: 30 Years in the Foreign Service by Matt Stinson

by tuftsigl

This past month, ALLIES had the pleasure of welcoming retired Ambassador Mark Storella to dinner with the organization's executive board and to give a talk to the Tufts community about working in the U.S. Foreign Service. Amb. Storella is a Fletcher alumnus and the former U.S.