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ABOUT US...

Strategic Crisis Simulations
 

Strategic Crisis Simulations is a student-run organization at the George Washington University affiliated with the Elliott School of International Affairs. Focusing on foreign, domestic, and security policy issues, we hone the skills of our members through an interactive and fun set of programming. 

 

Founded in Spring 2009, SCS has built a reputation as an educational and fun organization that not only widens students interests, but provides a network of mentors and affiliates that help further our members prospects in the defense, intelligence, and policy fields.

Simulations

Simulations are usually 4-6 hours long, and take place on a Saturday, beginning at approximately 11:30 am. We aim for at least 70 participants, and our largest simulations have surpassed 90 participants. Simulations allow the participants to gain a greater understanding of the geopolitical challenges of a particular region or issue. Prior reading is suggested but not required, and no previous experience is necessary to participate!

Programming Events

Similar to simulations, Crisis Drills are usually much shorter, ranging from 30 minutes to two hours long. Crisis Drills usually focus on US response to a variety of international crises, with less focus placed on the kinds of subtle issues addressed in simulations. Crisis Drills are a great way to prepare for simulations, especially for new members!

Executive Board
Sam Underwood
President

Elliott School of International Affairs, Senior

Regional Interest: Russia & South Asia

Favorite Simulation: Continental Ties

Favorite Crisis Drill: Fallen Angel

Fun Fact: My Saab 9-3 hatchback had 330,00 miles

Sophia Mason
Vice President of Events

Elliott School of International Affairs, Junior

Regional Interest: China & Southeast Asia 

Favorite Simulation: Rising Tides 

Favorite Crisis Drill: The Abyss

Fun Fact: I've been to all seven continents  

Alexander Chang
Co-Vice President of Simulations

Elliott School of International Affairs

Regional Interest: Latin America 

Favorite Simulation 

Favorite Crisis Drill

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Hunter Ellis
Co-Director of Simulations

Elliott School of International Affairs​

Regional Interest: Latin America 

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Favorite Crisis Drill

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Blaise Schaefer
Co-Chair of the Programming Committee

Elliott School of International Affairs, Sophomore

Regional Interest: Latin America 

Favorite Simulation 

Favorite Crisis Drill

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Hannah Duettra
Vice President of Administration

Elliott School of International Affairs, Senior

Regional Interest: Europe and Eurasia

Favorite Simulation: Rising Tides

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Fun Fact: 

Sterling Richmond
Co-Vice President of Simulations

Elliott School of International Affairs

Regional Interest: China / Latin America

Favorite Simulation: Rising Tides - 2015

Favorite Crisis Drill: Kingdom of Fire

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William Manthei
Director of Outreach

Elliott School of International Affairs, Sophomore

Regional Interest: Latin America & Middle East

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Favorite Crisis Drill: Forgotten Fallout 

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Nick Kavetski
Co-Chair of the Programming Committee

Elliott School of International Affairs, Sophomore

Regional Interest: Latin America & Middle East 

Favorite Simulation: Rising Tides

Favorite Crisis Drill:

Fun Fact: I share a birthday with Justin Trudeau  

Shivanka Ruhela 
Co-Director of Simulations

Elliott School of International Affairs

Regional Interest: Eurasia 

Favorite Simulation: Falling Shadows

Favorite Crisis Drill: The Final Verse

Fun Fact: I write novels for fun 

Niels Graham
Social and Academic Events Chair

Elliott School of International Affairs, Junior

Regional Interest: Latin America 

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