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 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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Date & Time December 5, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Braker 118
Program
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ALLIES weekly discussion - Borders, Separatism, and and the Legacy of the Scramble for Africa

The modern borders of Africa have been attacked as having no bearing to the ethno-religious situations within each country and being a large contributor to a lot of Africa's vicious civil wars and conflicts. With emerging self-governing regions and rising separatist movements across the continent, how should the global community treat the modern borders of Africa? Are they a legitimate construction that ought to be upheld, or something that should be cast out in favor of new alternatives? Join us in ALLIES as we discuss postcolonial Africa.

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Date & Time November 28, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Braker 118
Program
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Islam in Asia: Majority Minority and the Role of Religion

The dynamic role of religion and the longstanding legacy of European colonialism in East and Southeast Asia have left a mix of societal and religious tensions across the region. The ongoing Moro conflict in the Philippines, the shifting role of Islam in Indonesia, and the tragic genocide of the Rohyinga in Burma demonstrate the sheer complexity of the region's attitudes towards Islam. Join us in ALLIES as we discuss the role of Islam in Asia. 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 November 14, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Braker 118
Program
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ALLIES weekly discussion - Equality on the Field: Women in the Military

Come join the ALLIES weekly discussion to listen to Diane Ryan speak about her experience leading the integration of women into the Iraqi Army during her time in the 1st Cavalry Division in Baghdad. Diane Ryan has led a career dedicated to the impacts of gender in the military and has both first-hand and academic expertise on the matter. She will be discussing the role of women in both developing and developed militaries, particularly Iraq and the United States. Diane Ryan is Associate Dean for Programs and Administration at Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life.

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Date & Time November 7, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Braker 118
Program
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The Centennial: Is it 1914 Once More?

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, World War 1 came to an official close. Come join the ALLIES weekly discussion as we remember a global conflict that has been almost entirely forgotten within the mindset of the general American public. We will be discussing the fundamental structure of the world in 2018 compared to in 1914 and 1938 to see if we have made any progress as a society. 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 October 31, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Braker 118
Program
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Can France En Marche?

As America appears to retreat from world leadership, will France step up and assume the responsibilities? Come join the ALLIES weekly discussion about the current state of French foreign policy under President Emmanuel Macron. We will be considering French policy towards a the EU post-Brexit, postcolonial Africa, and a surging China – all within the context of Macron's declining popularity domestically. 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 October 24, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Braker 118
Program
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Geopolitics Over Ideology in the Middle East: The Israeli-Saudi Partnership

Come join the ALLIES weekly discussion on the re-alignment of the Middle East as Israel and Sunni Gulf states ally together against Iran as well if the United States needs to seriously reconsider its relationship with Saudi Arabia. Joining us will be professor Hayat Alvi, Professor of international relations at the Naval War College and a former Assistant Professor of Political Science at American University in Cairo. Professor Alvi has written extensively on the Sunni-Shia rivalry and is an expert on comparative politics and American foreign policy in the Middle East.

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Date & Time November 10-11, 2018 10:00am - 8:00pm
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