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CENEX 2012

Crisis Engagement & Negotiation Exercise

CENEX 2016

DU’s Crisis Engagement and Negotiation Exercise (CENEX) is an annual, two day, professional crisis simulation run by Korbel graduate 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, 2013, 2014 and 2015 documents.

CENEX 2016 simulation

Now in its 6th year, CENEX brings together over 100 graduate students from Korbel's eight degree programs. The 2016 CENEX simulation will be conducted in April 2016, and will be focused on the rapid consequences of an international crisis situation in Eastern Europe. 

The 7-10 CENEX teams are typically made up of 8-10 students each and include cadets from the Air Force Academy. Team Captains act in a leadership role and communications officers handle diplomatic messages between teams. Other students act as high level Cabinet and/or diplomatic staff.

Registration for cenex 2016

Registration for CENEX 2016 closed on March 11, 2016. Students who have been selected to participate in CENEX 2016 have been sent an email with team assignments as well as detailed game play instructions.

Students who have questions about registration are encouraged to email the Executive Committee at 


CENEX Photos