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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 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 2014 Executive Committee

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

  • Stephanie Kenner
  • Aly Buff
  • Arianna Shockley
  • Callum Forster
  • Alex Braha
  • Brian Sara
  • Alex Penwill
  • Pernita Kapila