Skip navigation
Degree Programs

Crisis Engagement & Negotiation Exercise


The Crisis Engagement and Negotiation Exercise (CENEX) is a major crisis-management exercise in which participants assume the roles of states or organizations in an international crisis scenario. The exercise gives participants hands-on experience with true-to-life crisis engagement and negotiation.

Held over a two-day period, the exercise focuses on a highly realistic international crisis scenario, and requires participants to think strategically to solve complex global issues.  CENEX brings together over 100 graduate students from Korbel's eight degree programs.

CENEX exposes students to some of the constraints and opportunities facing policymakers during crisis engagement and negotiation.

As representatives of various national and international teams, we ask participants to make critical decisions in the interest of their respective countries and organizations as they attempt to resolve the crisis.

CENEX 2016 Executive Committee

The CENEX Executive Committee always consists of second year MA students who participated in the previous year's Crisis Simulation Exercise. 

  • Amal Azimova
  • Lee Cotton
  • Rebecca Eggers
  • Lauren Hershey
  • Charlie Kerr 
  • Denise Marton 
  • Naomi McMillen 
  • Frank Talbert