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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 May 5, 2021 8:00pm - 9:00pm
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Virtual
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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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Date & Time March 10, 2021 8:00pm - 9:00pm
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Virtual
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ALLIES Weekly Discussion: Alliance in Asia

The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (known as the Quad), is an alliance between the U.S., Japan, Australia, and India. The Quad is widely viewed as a way to counter China, and there has been significant debate about how it also counters ASEAN, another regional alliance. Join ALLIES as we discuss what the development of the Quad means for ASEAN and for China.

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Date & Time March 17, 2021 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Virtual
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ALLIES Career Panel

ALLIES will be hosting a virtual career panel on March 17th at 7 PM. Tufts alumni will discuss the wide variety of career prospects open to students with an interest in international relations. Joining us on the panel will be Sarah Arkin (EPIIC, Exposure) who is the Deputy Staff Director at the Senate CFR, Marcelo Norsworthy, the Director at US International Development Finance Corporation, Seth Teleky (ALLIES, EPIIC), Judge Advocate at US Army, and Regina Smedinghoff (EPIIC), Environmental Social Governance Manager.

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Date & Time March 3, 2021 8:00pm - 9:00pm
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Virtual
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ALLIES Weekly Discussion: Evaluating Democracy at Home

The Capitol insurrection on January 6 has raised dozens of questions about the stability of American democracy and the prevalence of military individuals at the insurrection. How does the Capitol insurrection affect America’s democracy narrative and what should the role of the military be in a democracy.

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 February 17, 2021 8:00pm - 9:00pm
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ALLIES Weekly Discussion: SolarWinds and American Cybersecurity

Officials are still working to determine the breadth of the SolarWinds hack, which has already been named as one of the worst data breaches targeting the federal government. Join ALLIES this Wednesday as we discuss how the U.S. should respond to SolarWinds hack and how it can be prepared for future cyberattacks.

As usual, no prior knowledge is required, and background readings will be provided at the event. This event is also co-hosted with JumboSec, the Tufts cybersecurity club. We hope to see you there!

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