Registration Required! Register Here by October 17, 2014
Scenario: Seven years from now, a resumption of the crisis between the Sudan and South Sudan triggers a series of international negotiations to calm the escalating violence.
Location: UNC-Chapel Hill (Details will be provided to registered participants)
Dates: October 24-25 (~ 3:00 pm on 10/24 – ~2:30 pm on 10/25)
On October 24-25, the UNC-TISS National Security Fellowship Program and the Duke Counterterrorism and Public Policy Fellowship Program will host its third “International Strategic Crisis Negotiations Exercise” on the UNC-CH campus. The simulation, exported and facilitated by the Army War College, provides undergraduate and graduate students from UNC, Duke, NCSU, NCCU, and NDU-CISA (Fort Bragg, NC) with the opportunity to experience the complexity surrounding international negotiations. Further, the involvement of current and retired Diplomats and military personnel (of the above-mentioned Fellowship programs and of students enrolled at the National Defense University campus at Fort Bragg) encourages a wide array of perspectives and experiences during the negotiation process, which provides a far more realistic experience than most university programs are able to offer.
This year, the exercise will simulate a crisis in the Sudan. The scenario is set seven years into the future, and the negotiations process is triggered by the resumption of conflict between the Sudan and South Sudan. The negotiation is set-up and controlled under a UN/AU Aide Memoir that encapsulates a chapter system for listing and framing issues, however with no restrictions on which chapters are open to discussion and negotiation. Negotiations are hosted in Addis Abba, Ethiopia, and delegations include the Sudan, South Sudan, China, Ethiopia, Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N), Uganda, and the United States.
Senior military officers from the fellowship programs above-listed will serve as Chiefs of Staff for each delegation, and students participating in the event can apply separately to serve as the head of one of the delegations. The simulation is expected to involve 65-75 students from the various campuses.
This event is co-sponsored by the Triangle Institute for Security Studies, the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security, the UNC Curriculum in Peace, War, and Defense, and the Duke Program for American Grand Strategy.
Please contact Jennifer Akin (Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org) for additional information.