Crisis Simulations

The Crisis Simulations are held once a year at Gregynog, near Newtown, which was the family home of Lord Davies, the founder of the Department of International Politics.

The Department of International Politics was the first university in the UK to use crisis simulations to connect classroom learning with the real-world complexities of international politics. In recent years the Crisis Games have been based on the humanitarian crises in the Congo and Darfur, nuclear testing in North Korea, Saudi Arabia and the politics of the Middle East, the Northern Ireland peace process, war between Russia and Georgia and the UK's decision to leave the EU. Here our staff and students talk about the December 2015 Crisis Game simulation on the 2016 US presidential election.