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DU Students Take Part in International Humanitarian Crisis Simulation

May 23, 2014—Students in the Humanitarian Assistance Program at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies will take part in a two-day international humanitarian crisis simulation over Memorial Day weekend. Students from the International Disaster Psychology program at the Graduate School of Professional Psychology, and students from the Graduate School of Social Work will also be in attendance.


The simulation will teach students to focus on assessing and addressing the needs of a population newly displaced by conflict. The only simulation of its kind in the country, it also serves as a tool for preparing the participants for the work they may experience in the humanitarian sector. Students will also receive training in engaging with the media in a time of crisis and the use of new technologies in humanitarian assistance.


Media is invited to attend the simulation and should RSVP to Theresa Ahrens at (303) 871-4778, (719) 331-6435 or Theresa.Ahrens@du.edu.

What: International Humanitarian Crisis Simulation

When: Sunday, May 25, 9 a.m. – Monday, May 26, 12 p.m. Note: Simulation includes overnight work.

Where: University of Denver, Cherrington Hall, 2201 S. Gaylord St.
Denver, CO 80208

Media info: Media is invited to attend. Interviews can be arranged by contacting Theresa Ahrens at (303) 871-4778, (719) 331-6435 or Theresa.Ahrens@du.edu