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 October 20, 2021 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Braker 223
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ALLIES Speaker Series: Mark Storella

The ALLIES Speaker Series is back and better than ever this semester! Join us for a very special meeting next Wednesday, October 20th, in Braker 223 to hear a talk from former ambassador and Boston University professor Mark Storella. Before working at BU he was in the US foreign service, serving as the US Ambassador to Zambia, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration, and Dean of the Leadership and Management School of the Foreign Service Institute.

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Date & Time October 13, 2021 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Braker 223
Program
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ALLIES Weekly Discussion: Merkel’s Legacy

Merkel is looking for a swift retirement--but the inconclusive German election results mean that the Christian Democratic Union and the Social Democratic Party are in a battle over who can build a successful coalition to determine the next Chancellor in the Reichstag. Will Merkel step down during this year, and if so, who and what will Germany’s future look like?

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Date & Time September 22, 2021 8:00pm
Location
Braker 223
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ALLIES Weekly Discussion: Cuba

Cuba is experiencing one of the worst economic crises and Cubans are turning their anger towards President Miguel Díaz-Canel, the head of the Communist Party.

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Date & Time September 15, 2021 8:00pm - 9:00pm
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ALLIES Weekly Discussion: Ending Post-9/11 era, US Military in (and out of) Afghanistan

After almost 20 years, America’s longest war has finally come to an end--but it has caused chaos on the grounds of Afghanistan and reshuffling of global power relations. What will the future of Taliban-controlled Afghanistan look like, and how should the US take responsibility? Join ALLIES this Wednesday at 8pm in Braker Room 223 to discuss.

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Date & Time May 5, 2021 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Virtual
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ALLIES Weekly Discussion: America’s Future in East Asia

Join ALLIES at 8PM on May 5th as we sit down with the former ambassador to South Korea, retired admiral Harry Harris. Serving as ambassador for nearly three years, Harris has been a key player in helping shape US foreign policy in the Korean Peninsula. Prior to his ambassadorship, he served as the commander of the US Pacific Fleet and later the US Indo-Pacific Command where he has been critical of Chinese aggression in the South China Sea. This Wednesday, we hope to touch on both issues and talk more generally about the state of US foreign policy in East Asia.

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Date & Time April 28, 2021 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Virtual
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ALLIES Weekly Discussion: Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Two weeks ago, the Biden administration announced that all U.S. troops will leave Afghanistan by September 11. Join ALLIES this Wednesday at 8pm as we discuss the implications of troop withdrawal on Afghanistan and what challenges may lie ahead. As usual, no prior knowledge is required and background readings will be given at the meeting! We will also be hosting elections for the upcoming school year, so if you are interested in running for a position and getting more involved with ALLIES, please come! We hope to see you there.

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Date & Time April 14, 2021 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Virtual
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ALLIES Weekly Discussion: The US-Mexico Border Crisis

The U.S. border is struggling to deal with the new massive surge in Mexican immigrants– most of them believing in President Biden’s administration’s promise that their border was opened. The Biden administration is now facing backlash after expelling thousands of immigrants back to Mexico. Join ALLIES as we discuss how the two countries can solve this issue and what this immigration crisis will look like in the future. As usual, no prior knowledge is required and background readings will be provided at the event.

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Date & Time April 7, 2021 8:00pm - 9:00pm
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ALLIES Weekly Discussion- Morocco and the Western Sahara

On December 10, 2020, the U.S. recognized Morocco’s sovereignty over the disputed Western Sahara in exchange for the establishment of diplomatic relations between Morocco and Israel. Join ALLIES as we discuss how this affects Morocco’s status in the region and what this means for the Western Sahara and neighboring countries. As usual, no prior knowledge is required, and background readings will be provided at the event!

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Date & Time March 31, 2021 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Virtual
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ALLIES Weekly Discussion: India's Farmers Strike

India’s farmers have been protesting anti-farmer laws since August 2020. How has the strike reverberated across India and what implications does it have for the rest of the world? Join ALLIES this Wednesday as we discuss the implications of the Indian farmer’s protest and what Modi’s response to the farmer protests means for India. 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 April 21, 2021 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Virtual
Program
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Should the US Be In or Out of World Affairs?

Please join ALLIES for a discussion with Stephen Wertheim from the Quincy Institute on whether the US should pull back from the world.

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