Key to CSPS’ mission is its commitment to facilitate exploration of security studies by students at the Schar School of Policy and Government regardless of their specific degree program. Simulations add unique depth to that exploration by allowing students a chance to take the underpinning security studies and public policy concepts from their coursework and research and apply them to confront detailed topical scenarios.
CSPS hosts one simulation per academic semester. These simulations are day-long exercises that place participants in individual country roles or use team organizations to simulate military, executive, and diplomatic bureaucracies. CSPS draws on expert practitioners and professional simulation designers from government and the military to construct and conduct realistic, stressful, and beneficial exercises.