Lessons in Ideological Diversity: ALLIES Joint Research Project in Japan by Nicole Bardasz

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Lessons in Ideological Diversity: ALLIES Joint Research Project in Japan by Nicole Bardasz Aug 14

When I applied to the Joint Research Project through ALLIES last fall, I didn’t quite know what I was getting into. Over the next few months, through planning meetings with fellow JRP-ers at Tufts and the Naval Academy, and with help from the IGL, our trip and research plans slowly crystallized into form. By spring, we had flights and hotels booked, topics nearly set, and were already meeting with Japanese security experts around the Boston area. As we dove into article after article, poured over our Tokyo guidebooks, and emailed countless contacts in both Japan and the U.S. to try to fill our schedule, we convinced ourselves we were prepared.

Aug 09

Confronting a Different World View: ALLIES Joint Research Project in Japan by Conor Friedmann

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This summer I had the opportunity to participate in the ALLIES Joint Research Project along with three other Tufts students – Daniel Lewis (A’20), Nicole Bardasz (A’20) and Michael Olesberg (A’19). We were accompanied by three cadets from the U.S. Military Academy and three midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy.

Jul 19

Internships with The World Affairs Council and the San Francisco Democratic Party by Alison Bogy

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This summer, the IGL has partially funded some of the costs accrued between my two part-time internships. One internship is working at The World Affairs Council, a national nonprofit that hosts events and recruits speakers with the goal of stimulating discussion on international affairs.

Jul 17

Complex Operations in a Simplistic World by Eva Kahan

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When I decided to intern for the summer at the National Defense University’s Center for Complex Operations, my family and peers questioned whether the organization had any mission.

Jun 13

ALLIES joint research project: Japan

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We met with scholars, academics, military officers, and government officials at places like the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), the National Defense Academy, the U.S. Embassy, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Prime Minister’s Office.

Apr 24

FieldEx 2017 by Emily Spak

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On April 7th-8th, Tufts students participated in a live-action simulation called FieldEx, hosted by civilian-military relations organization ALLIES. FieldEx combines political, diplomatic, and military components in a peacekeeping and stability scenario that plays out on a paintball field.

Apr 21

UN Peace-Keeping with Nick Birnback by Noah Kulak

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On Wednesday 4/19, Tufts ALLIES met with Nicholas Birnback A '92, the current Head of Public Affairs for United Nations Peacekeeping. Starting in 1996, Birnback has been part of U.N. peace missions in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Eritrea, East Timor and Somalia.

Nov 21

Tufts ALLIES open Civil-Military Conference with Veterans Day Ceremony by Sammy Salkin

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On Friday, November 11th, the Tufts University ALLIES kicked off their third annual Civil-Military Relations Conference by attending the annual Veterans Day Ceremony hosted by Tufts ROTC, the Advocates for Tufts ROTC, and the Tufts University Alumni Association.

Nov 21

Over 60 Students from around the country came together for a Diplomatic Crisis Simulation at CMRC 2016 by Samuel Weitzman

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On Saturday afternoon, over sixty people – including students from Tufts University, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Wellesley College, and the University of Northern Georgia – engaged in the three-hour-long Diplomatic Crisis Simulation.

Sep 27

Trip to West Point for the Key Leader Engagement Exercise by Senior Joshua Golding

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The old adage that posits that “the more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in battle” holds sway across the United States military. This is especially the case with the Corps of Cadets at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

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