Humanitarian Crisis Simulation Info Session


Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Elliott Hall N119 

Join organizers and faculty at this info session to learn more about the Humanitarian Crisis Simulation which will occur on May 15 to 17, 2020. In this 48-hour immersive learning experience, participants play the role of humanitarian aid workers or volunteer responders in a simulated international humanitarian crisis. They learn the foundations of humanitarian response and apply concepts in the simulation through active teamwork, intense interaction with role-players, and on-the-spot decision-making. Graduate students can register for PubH 6719 (1 credit, spring semester) which is offered in conjunction with the simulation. Special Crisis Mapping track available for GIS students. Undergraduate students can register for PubH 6719 with instructor permission.

This information session is aimed at students planning their Spring 2020 registration. Additional information sessions will be scheduled for early 2020. This info session will cover:

  • why you should participate
  • history and goals of the simulation
  • content, learning objectives, and the methods of instructions
  • what is a simulation and what to expect if you participate
  • registration options and fees
  • logistics

There will be ample time for questions as you explore this unique learning opportunity.