ALLIES joint research project: Japan

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ALLIES joint research project: Japan Jun 13

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. We traveled to Kyoto, where we visited the orange Torii of the Fushimi-Inari Shrine, the bamboo forest in Arashiyama, and the thousand Buddha statues at Sanjusangendo Temple. Next, we travelled to Hiroshima, where we visited the Hiroshima Peace Memorial and museum, and met with the daughter of an Atomic Bomb survivor, as well as the former mayor of Hiroshima (and former Tufts Professor) Taditoshi Akiba. The next few days, the JRP team plans to return to Tokyo, where we have a few more meetings. —Conor Friedmann. Tufts ’20

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.

Sep 26

Despite advances, racial tensions persist in contemporary South Africa By Ana Karen Manriquez Prado

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Reflecting on my experience in South Africa this summer has been difficult to say the least. Given the past social and economic situations in the country, visiting South Africa was a unique experience.

Jul 29

The Gendered Impacts and Responses of Environmental Disasters by Jackie Faselt

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The second half of my internship at the Consortium for Gender, Security, and Human Rights has been going very well. One of the highlights was a special presentation from Dr. Heidi Gengenbach on her extensive fieldwork in Mozambique on the intersections of gender, conflict, personal histories, and food security.

Jul 18

Civil-Mil Learning Experiences in South Africa by Ana Karen Manriquez Prado

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As the only civilian on this civil-military trip, my experiences this last week have led to shifts in perspectives and an appreciation of a military lingo that I'm still struggling to understand. I’ve learned more about the army and navy academies in the last few days, than I have in my 20 years of life.

Jul 01

Research on Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration by Jackie Faselt

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My experience so far as an intern for the Consortium for Gender, Security, and Human Rights, based in University of Massachusetts in Boston, has been wonderful. One of the projects I have been working on is the syllabus collection on the consortium’s website.

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