YPFP Events

YPFP DC: International Strategic Crisis Negotiation Exercise

March 01, 2013 05:30 pm


1800 K Street NW
20006 Washington
United States

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the US Army War College invite you to participate in the second edition of this exciting two-day simulation event.

This scenario-driven crisis simulation, created and staffed by members of the U.S. Army War College, is set several years in the future against the backdrop of a United Nations summit. The summit has been called by the UN Secretary General to break a frozen conflict in Cyprus that has vexed diplomats for decades. Each of the participating students role-play a member of a diplomatic mission on one of the following seven delegations:

*         The Republic of Cyprus (Greek Cypriots)
*         The Area Administered by Turkish Cypriots
*         Turkey
*         Greece
*         United Kingdom
*         United States
*         European Union

Each team will be represented by a different think tank or university around Washington, DC, consisting of five to ten young professionals or interns and coached by a mentor who will be assigned to each team. The exercise, conducted from 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM on Friday and 7:30 AM to 2 PM on Saturday, will provide participants the opportunity to hone their diplomatic and analytical skills, practice strategic thinking, discuss hot-button policy issues and network with other young professionals in the area.


There is a registration fee of $20 for this event. Registration is open to YPFP members with current dues.  Registrants MUST be available to participate on both days of the simulation during the times indicated.  Registrants will be divided into teams representing one of the delegations.  A YPFP staff member will contact you with your assignment following registration.


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