PUBPOL 290: Selected Public Policy Topics: National Security Simulation


Students will participate in a seven-week national security simulation where they will have an assigned role as a state or non-state actor and work with teams to develop policy responses to a security crisis that changes and develops over time. This simulation will involve domestic terrorism, white nationalism, and state efforts to persuade through propaganda. Participants will need to gain an understanding of the facts through a complex information environment that is polluted with misinformation that allows actors to engage in manipulation and deception. No prior national security coursework is required. Juniors, seniors and sophomores that have declared their major may take the course at the 500-level (PPS 590-1).