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 April 24, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Braker 118
Program
ALLIES

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.

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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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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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