ALLIES Program  

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Simulation Exercise on Civil-Military Interoperability

ALLIES is an undergraduate led initiative that creates a bridge for shared understanding between future civilian and military leaders. The Intellectual Roundtable, ALLIES' capstone event, brings together practitioners from the military, civilian government, civil society, and private sector with the academic community—from professors to civilian and military students. Together, through the use of guided, small-group discussions in conjunction with panel presentations, these disparate groups come together to discuss issues surrounding civil-military relations, relevant to all parts of society.

This year, for the first time, the Intellectual Roundtable will be hosted by the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership and the Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies at the United States Naval Academy, and will include a politico-military crisis scenario simulation exercise (SIMULEX), facilitated by the Center for Applied Strategic Learning at the National Defense University in Washington, DC. With the support of expert advisers, student participants will assume the roles of policymakers within relevant US government agencies and, after being briefed on the exercise scenarios, will attempt to formulate appropriate and cohesive response plans. The SIMULEX will provide students with a unique opportunity to think critically about how civil-military and inter-agency coordination functions in a crisis situation.

For more information, and for application materials please fill out the application form.

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