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Crisis Engagement & Negotiation Exercise

Previous Simulations

Welcome to our living archive of previous iterations of CENEX. Each annual CENEX executive committee builds upon lessons learned from the previous simulations to design a more effective and enjoyable event for future participants.

While CENEX participants can review previous simulations to familiarize themselves with the method in which the simulation is conducted, please be aware that the format and rules of CENEX changes every year and future scenarios may be structured very differently from those in the past.

The original founders of CENEX started the archive in 2011. Information about previous simulations can be found below.

CENEX 2015

The scenario in 2015 dealt with an evolving humanitarian and security crisis in Nigeria. Teams included Nigeria, Boko Harem, Shell Oil Company, the United States, Cameroon, Chad, a Humanitarian Assistance team and a media team.

Documents pertaining to the 2015 scenario can be found here.

CENEX 2014

The 2014 scenario situated itself in the midst of an impending ecological catastrophe in South America, stemming from a cyber-attack on a large dam. Teams included Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Japan, China, the United States, and an NGO team.

Documents on the CENEX 2014 scenario can be accessed here.

CENEX 2013

The scenario in 2013 immersed participants in a highly realistic crisis situation involving the trafficking of weapons of mass destruction to the Sochi Olympics from a failed state in the Middle East. Teams included the United States, Germany, Russia, Georgia, Turkey, Syria, and a humanitarian team.

Documents relating to the 2013 scenario can be found here.

CENEX 2012

The 2012 CENEX scenario forced participants to navigate the complex strategic environment and avoid the outbreak of war in South Asia. Teams included India, Pakistan, China, the United States, a violent non-governmental organization, and the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Documents pertaining to the CENEX 2012 scenario can be accessed here.

CENEX 2011

The first CENEX scenario in 2011 challenged participants to manage a dual crisis in the Asia-Pacific concerning both instability on the Korean Peninsula and in the South China Sea. Teams included China, Taiwan, South Korea, North Korea, Japan, and the United States.

Documents on the CENEX 2011 scenario can be found here.