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Think you’re an up-and-coming Senator? Want to break into the espionage business? Look like a younger Hillary Clinton?

Crisis Point is a crisis simulation competition where you will attempt to solve a pertinent security threat facing the world today through diplomacy, negotiation, and compromise.

Crisis Point puts you into the shoes of real-world figures from the United States cabinets that respond to the highest level of security threats: the United States Security Council, the Department of Defense, the Central Intelligence Agency, the State Department, the United States Senate, as well as prominent American media corporations and publications.

With the views and goals of these politicians in mind, you will compete for intellectual dominance within your cabinet and, push your cabinet’s agenda within the long arm of the United States government, competing against the political will of other cabinets and international actors.

This innovative form of problem solving is based on a development by International Relations students at the prestigious Georgetown University. The competition is the first of its type to be offered in Australia.

DETAILS

Who: Students in Years 9-12

When: Sunday 26th May 2019

Where: Murdoch University Business Building

Time: 8:30am – 4:00pm

Cost: $30 per student

P.S. If ten people from your school register, you will all receive 10% off your registration fee! Tell your friends to come along today!

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The cabinets will interact in a host of complex ways, using their different perspectives to examine security in the USA to respond to a variety of situations during an intense simulation. Along with every other nation, the United States, confronts challenges that require multi-faceted responses. Unlike other problem solving simulations, Crisis Point takes you beyond the level of a single cabinet’s view to demonstrate that foreign policy relies on a variety of actors and institutions working together to craft an appropriate response.

Crisis Point is a fantastic way for you to hone your speaking and negotiating skills, while learning more about international relations and global issues in an interactive setting. You will gain an understanding of the complex and multifaceted method through which United States foreign policy is developed. No prior debating or public speaking experience is necessary.

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