DU's Crisis Engagement and Negotiation Exercise (CENEX) is an annual, daylong, professional simulation run by Korbel students, for students, at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies. The simulation provides students with the opportunity to engage in a real-time crisis that must be negotiated in a high stakes, rapidly changing environment. For examples of previous scenarios, see the 2011, 2012, and 2013 documents.
The 2013 CENEX simulation was conducted in April, and focused on the rapid consequences of a bioterror attack on Sochi, Russia during the Olympics. The 7 teams involved responded to an escalating humanitarian crisis and a terrorist act.
CENEX teams are typically 8-10 students and include cadets from the Air Force Academy. Team Captains act as the Prime Minister or President, Comms officers handle diplomatic messages between teams, and other students act as high level Cabinet staff. The Executive Committee for the 2014 simulation has been selected and begun the scenario planning for next April.
CENEX 2013 - Reception and Day of Play