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CENEX 2013


The 2013 CENEX focused on the trafficking of WMDs from a failed state and a multinational response to biological weapons. See the scenario synopsis to read the details of the crisis in Sochi, Russia.

View our background documents to get more context about each team and its role in the 2013 exercise:

Teams & Backgrounds


Our 2013 control members rejected and approved each team's response to game moves in order to preserve the realism of the scenario. In their role, these players managed the consequences of each team's actions and determined whether teams' decisions were plausible.

  • Dr. Lewis Griffith: Master Control
  • Dr. Kevin Archer: Turkey
  • Dr. John T. Farquhar: Georgia
  • Dr. Lindsay Heger: Syrian Islamic Front
  • Dr. Edwina Campbell: Germany
  • Dr. Claude d'Estree: IGO/NGO
  • Col. Bradley Saltzman: United States of America
  • Steven Myers: Russia

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Christopher Klein

Christopher Klein entered the foreign service in 1998. He has served as Deputy Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Paris, Chief of Staff to the Ambassador at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, and Special Assistant in the Bureau of East Asia-Pacific Affairs at the State Department in Washington. His other previous assignments include the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York, and the U.S. Embassy in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. He is currently a student at the National War College in Washington. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, he was a journalist; his work appeared in The Moscow Times, New York Newsday and The National Law Journal. He is a graduate of San Francisco State University and speaks French, Mandarin Chinese, and Russian.


  • Brian Johnson
    Brian Johnson is an MA in International Security with a concentration in East Asian security issues and US space policy. Brian was Vice President of the Organization of Security Students. He also served on Team India during CENEX 2012.
  • Tinuviel Lathrop
    Tinuviel Lathrop is an MA in International Security. During CENEX 2012 Tinuviel was Captain of Team India.   
  • Colin Lawrence
    Colin Lawrence is a MA 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
    Pallavi Gulati is an MA in International Security with a concentration in US-UK relations, Indian foreign and security policy, and human security. Pallavi was President of the Organization of Security Students and served as a communications assistant in CENEX 2012.
  • Hanna Camp
    Hanna Camp is an MA in the Global Finance, Trade, and Economic Integration program, where her studies focused on the Middle East and on forecast modeling of economic and security issues. Hanna was Captain of Team China in CENEX 2012 and was an officer with the Middle East Discussion Group.
  • Brian Ernst
    Brian Ernst is an MA in International Security, focused on the role of good governance and democracy in improving human security. Brian was 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 Sander
    Alexandra is an MA in International Security. She is researching security issues in China and Southeast Asia. Alexandra participated in CENEX 2012 as part of Team U.S.A.