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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 December 9, 2020 8:00pm
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Combatting White Supremacy in the US Military

Next Wednesday December 9th, ALLIES, CIVIC, Tufts Democrats will be co-hosting a special speaking event. We will have the honor of hosting Lecia Brooks from the Southern Poverty Law Center. Recently, Ms. Brooks appeared before the US House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel to testify on the growing prevalence of White Supremacy in the US military. Ms.

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Date & Time December 2, 2020 8:00pm - 9:00pm
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Allies weekly discussion: The Future of Ethiopia

In early November, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia ordered a military offensive against the government of Tigray, a region of Ethiopia ruled by the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). Ethiopia has since plunged into a civil war, leading to extreme violence in the Tigray region between TPLF forces and Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF). Join ALLIES this Wednesday at 8pm as we discuss the motivations behind the Tigray conflict and what it means for the future of Ethiopia and other countries in the Horn of Africa.

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Date & Time November 18, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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Peace-Building in a Pandemic

ALLIES will be hosting a special speaking event titled "Peace-Building in a Pandemic" this Wednesday at 12 PM EST. We have the honor to host Britt Sloan, IGL Alum (ALLIES, EPIIC, PNDP) and former Mercy Corps member, and Sharon Ogbogu, a Program Officer at Mercy Corps. Using Nigeria as a case-study, Ms. Sloan and Ms. Ogbogu will discuss how the fight against COVID-19 has derailed peace-building efforts in some African states.

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Date & Time November 19, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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ALLIES and WIIR Internship Panel

ALLIES and Women in International Relations (WIIR) will be co-hosting a virtual internship panel where Tufts alumni will discuss how their internship experiences have enhanced their career prospects, how they navigated the internship search process, and how they found opportunities in their fields of interest. Joining us on the panel are Eva Kahan (ALLIES, EPIIC), a research assistant at ISW, Shaan Shaikh (ALLIES, EPIIC), a research associate at CSIS, and Rolland Gillah (ALLIES, EPIIC), a negotiator with the Mercy Corp).

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Date & Time November 4, 2020 8:00pm - 9:00pm
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Virtual
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ALLIES Weekly Discussion: Russia in the Middle East

Russia has started exerting its influence in the Middle East again, most notably in Syria. Join ALLIES as we discuss how Russian involvement in the Middle East reflects Russia’s growing dominance in the international community and what Russia’s future goals in the region might be. As usual, no prior knowledge is required and background readings will be provided at the event. We hope to see you there!

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Date & Time November 14, 2020 10:00am - 4:00pm
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Virtual
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ALLIES Civil Military Relations Conference (CMRC) -Securing the Final Frontier: The 21st Century Space Race

The 2020 Civil-Military Relations Conference (CMRC) will be held on November 14, 2020. This is an annual conference and this year theme will be 'Securing the Final Frontier: The 21st Century Space Race'. The CMRC 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 28, 2020 8:00pm - 9:00pm
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Virtual
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ALLIES Weekly Discussion: China-India Border Dispute

In June 2020, Chinese and Indian forces clashed over a long-disputed territory named Aksai Chin in its deadliest dispute since 1967. Join ALLIES this Wednesday as we discuss the conflict over Aksai Chin and reflect on the future of China-India relations. As usual, no background knowledge is required and background readings will be provided at the event. We hope to see you there!

Zoom link: https://tufts.zoom.us/j/91709290139?pwd=ZlFKVWRqNzlmb3F0bElwSWlGWHltQT09

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Date & Time October 21, 2020 8:00pm - 9:00pm
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America and East Asia: The 75th Anniversary of World War II

ALLIES will be hosting our special 75th World War II anniversary discussion. We will host Professor Marc Gallicchio from Villanova University to discuss the legacy of World War II and its impact on international relations between the United States and East Asia. No prior experience or knowledge is needed. Professor Gallicchio's presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. This is a very special speaking event and we hope that you all can attend!

Join us at: https://tufts.zoom.us/j/95416187464

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Date & Time October 7, 2020 8:00pm - 9:00pm
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Virtual
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ALLIES Weekly Discussion: Conflict in the Caucasus

Nagorno-Karabakh, the border-region claimed by both Armenia and Azerbaijan, made headlines recently due to its worst border clashes since 2016. Join ALLIES this Wednesday as we discuss the future of Nagarono-Karabakh, and the implications of these border clashes for Armenia and Azerbaijan, in addition to the rest of the countries in the South Caucasus region who have also taken sides in this conflict. As usual, no prior knowledge is required and background readings will be available during the meeting. All are welcome, and we hope to see you there!

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Date & Time September 30, 2020 8:00pm - 9:00pm
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Virtual
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Countering Foreign Disinformation and Surveillance

Election interference by foreign states has long been an issue in many countries, from U.S. interference in Chilean elections in the 1970s to Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. How has election interference evolved, especially with the rise of social media?

Join ALLIES this Wednesday as we discuss how countries can combat disinformation from foreign state and non-state actors. As usual, no prior knowledge is required and background readings will be provided. All are welcome, and we hope to see you there!

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