Student Summary: Conflict, Simulation, and Zombies! by Alessandra Jacimovic (A'22), Clara Etchegaray (A'22), Tejus Govani (A'22), Ava Dimond (A'22), Armaan Tandon (A'22), and Maya Namasivayam (A'22)

by tuftsigl
Student Summary: Conflict, Simulation, and Zombies! by Alessandra Jacimovic (A'22), Clara Etchegaray (A'22), Tejus Govani (A'22), Ava Dimond (A'22), Armaan Tandon (A'22), and Maya Namasivayam (A'22) May 14

As an effort to support the material taught in our ExCollege course we -- seven freshmen along with our two instructors -- attended the Montreal 2019 Connections Wargames conference at McGill University. The Institute for Global Leadership supported our participation in the conference in an effort to strengthen this unique community at Tufts, centered on experiential and simulation-based learning.

On the first day of the conference, we learned about the main issues regarding wargaming in the modern world. We heard from several different speakers such as Ben Taylor and Steve Downes Martin from the Naval War College in Rhode Island, where they explained not only the theory of wargaming but also its importance in the modern world. 

May 10

War, Games, and the Civil-Military Divide by Eva Kahan (A’19)

by tuftsigl

Over President’s Day Weekend, a caravan of two cars - full of six students, two student teachers, and many overstuffed backpacks - departed to the Montreal 2019 Connections Wargames Conference.  We had few detailed expectations but abundant excitement.

Apr 01

Military 101: A Conversation with a Fletcher Veteran by Connor Akiyama (A’21)

by jtijssen

On its last meeting of the month, ALLIES hosted a conversation with Lt. Maria Katrina Ablen (F’19) to talk about her personal experiences during her military service and her own observations about the future of the United States Navy.

Jan 17

5th Annual ALLIES Civil Military Relations Conference on "Security, Society and the New Climate Regime" by Dylan Miles (A’21)

by tuftsigl

On November 10th, Tufts ALLIES, a program of the Institute for Global Leadership, kicked off its fifth annual Civil Military Relations Conference (CMRC) on “Security, Society, and the New Climate Regime.” This conference centered the importance of climate change for national security policy professionals, in both military and civilian

Jun 21

The Finnish Model for National Defense by Lionel Oh (A'21)

by tuftsigl

On the side trip to Helsinki as part of this year’s ALLIES Joint Research Project in Estonia, some of us visited the National Museum of Finland.

Jun 18

Joint Research Project in Estonia by Benjamin Cooper (A'20)

by tuftsigl

After arriving in Tallinn to warm weather and sunlight, the Tufts, West Point, and Naval Academy contingents began the Joint Research Project at US Embassy Tallinn.

Jun 15

Cyber-attacks in Estonia by Lionel Oh (A'21)

by tuftsigl

It has been six days since we arrived in Estonia, and this small Baltic state and its plethora of unique problems and circumstances has really piqued my curiosity. When you have 45,000 square kilometers to share among a population of 1.3 million, there is a lot of land to go around.

May 29

Declining Democracies and Protecting Liberties at NAFAC 2018 by Alexandria Hayman, Tufts Class of 2019

by tuftsigl

After a cold, gray weekend in Boston, I was more excited than ever by the opportunity to attend the Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference (NAFAC) at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland on April 10-12.

May 29

ALLIES FieldEx 2018: Field Exercise in Peace and Stability Operations by Ariel Serruya

by tuftsigl

On a weekend in April, Tufts students participated in a live, post-conflict simulation known as FieldEx (Field Exercise for Peacekeeping and Stability Operations).

May 28

From Challenging the Status Quo to Approaching Obstacles as Opportunities by Samantha Collins

by tuftsigl

The Naval Academy Leadership Conference 2018 on “Breaking Barriers: Obstacles Are Opportunities” brought in speakers including the Honorable Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State; Sherri Brown, Senior Vice President of Humanitarian Services at the American Red Cross; LTG H.R.

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