I was so wrapped up last week with responding to suggestions readers provided in my survey (additional suggestions will still be appreciated) that I neglected to make note of one of the biggest events at Fletcher each year: Simulex. I realized my omission when I arrived at work this morning and was greeted with a sign, leftover from Saturday, saying that the entire School was booked for the day, leaving only Ginn Library for anyone not participating.
What is Simulex? It’s a crisis management exercise, open to students with all curricular interests (that is, not limited to Security Studies). The International Security Studies Program also invites alumni and others working in relevant fields to participate alongside students and to offer guidance and relevant information. But before the event even starts, participants must prepare by reading the background scenario, which this year concerned a “Crisis in the Western Pacific/East Asia Region.” Though the event has passed, I still recommend checking out the information and putting it into your mental calendar for the fall semester after you enroll.