Carnegie Mellon University

Security War Game Simulation

Course Number: 84-200

This course is a seven-week national security simulation run in coordination with Valens Global in which students will have an assigned role as a state or non-state actor and work within teams to develop policy responses to a security crisis that changes and develops over time, in response to team moves and other factors. The simulation changes each year but generally involves great power competition, directly and through non-state actor proxies. Participants will need to gain an understanding of the facts through a complex information environment that is polluted with misinformation that allows actors to engage in manipulation and deception. Students will learn how to analyze national security problems, develop and analyze options, advocate for their position, negotiate, and work within a team, as well as with other teams.

Academic Year: 2023-2024
Semester(s): Fall, Mini 2
Units: 6
Location(s): Pittsburgh

Fall 2023, Mini 2
7:00 PM - 9:50 PM

Elective course for the following CMIST degrees:
BS International Relations and Political Science
Additional Major in International Relations and Political Science
BS Economics and Politics
Additional Major in Economics and Politics
Minor in International Relations and Political Science
Minor in Cybersecurity and International Conflict
Minor in Military Strategy and International Relations