Wargaming with the Next Generation: A Russia Crisis Simulation

Washington, District of Columbia, United States | COVID-19 remote


Interested in a career in national security? Have you ever wondered about how policymakers make decisions and the tools they use to refine their analysis and planning? Are you interested in gaining greater insight into the longstanding relationship between the United States and Europe?

The Center for a New American Security’s Transatlantic Security program and Defense program are launching a virtual workshop that will provide students and young professionals with the opportunity to simulate decision-making in a political crisis and military conflict in Europe. The one-and-a-half-day event will be held on July 21 and 22, 2021. The first half day will focus on the basics of wargaming and will teach participants how defense and strategy games are used by U.S. and EU stakeholders to enhance decision making. During the second day, participants will participate in a virtual crisis simulation with experts in the field of defense and national security. Through this exercise, participants will gain greater insight into the longstanding diplomatic and defense relationships between the United States and Europe, including NATO and EU dynamics. 

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be between 15 and 30 years old, as of July 21, 2021. 
  • Be a United States citizen.

Complete applications include:

  • A resume
  • One paragraph (no more than 250 words) explaining your interest in the program 

If you have any questions about the application process, please email transatlanticsecurity@cnas.org.   

Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. EDT on May 21, 2021. Decisions will be conveyed to all applicants in early June.