Game of Drones Presentation at Auburn University

Recently, the Auburn YAL chapter, with the invaluable support of YAL National, was able to host its aptly titles Game of Drones presentation about unmanned drones and their use in militaristic applications.

The meeting was led by our club’s own Calvin Duessel. He was chosen specifically to lead this meeting for his strong fervor for and background knowledge of US military operations. It’s worth noting that this meeting was Calvin’s first time hosting a meeting for the chapter, and that he did a commendable job tackling such a broad source of material.

In preparation for this meeting, several members of Auburn YAL turned out to promote the event on the concourse alongside our regular, weekly tabling. We did so by constructing a large foam board (which took a surprising amount of engineering by our officers) emblazoned with a large map of the middle east. Our members challenged passersby to play “Pin the Drone on the Warzone” by placing a thumbtack in a country they believed to have been attacked, invaded, or occupied by US military forces. Fortunately for those playing, there were very few wrong answers!

This event helped to drum up much needed conversation about the ways in which America’s military is having an impact on the rest of the world and using drones to blur the line between what do and do not constitute acts of war. We thank YAL National for their support, and hope to do many more events like this in the future.

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