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 for a one-day period, the exercise focuses on a highly realistic scenario, such as a crisis erupting in the Taiwan Strait or a military confrontation on the Korean Peninsula.
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 2013 Executive Committee
The CENEX Executive Committee always consists of second year MA students who participated in the previous year's Crisis Simulation Exercise.
Brian Johnson is an MA Candidate in International Security with a concentration in East Asian security issues and US space policy. Brian is currently Vice President of the Organization of Security Students. He also served on Team India during CENEX 2012.
Tinuviel Lathrop is an MA Candidate in International Security. During CENEX 2012 Tinuviel was Captain of Team India.
Colin Lawrence is a MA candidate in the international human rights program, focusing on diplomacy and human trafficking. In CENEX 2012, he was a member of the China country team. He also served as the chairman of the six-party talks and lead negotiator for team China in Ambassador Hill's diplomacy class in the following spring.
Pallavi Gulati is an MA Candidate in International Security with a concentration in US-UK relations, Indian foreign and security policy, and human security. Pallavi is currently President of the Organization of Security Students and served as a communications assistant in CENEX 2012.
Hanna Camp is an MA candidate in the Global Finance, Trade, and Economic Integration program, where her studies focus on the Middle East and on forecast modeling of economic and security issues. Hanna was Captain of Team China in CENEX 2012 and is also an officer with the Middle East Discussion Group.
Brian Ernst is an MA candidate in International Security, focusing on the role of good governance and democracy in improving human security. Brian is on the board of the Peace Corps student group as well Treasurer for the Organization of Security Students. He served as a Communications monitor during CENEX 2012.
Alexandra is an MA candidate in International Security. She is pursuing a regional focus on China and Southeast Asia. Alexandra participated in CENEX 2012 as part of Team U.S.A.