Fraught Frontier (2/26/22) Sign-Up Form

Join us for our annual collaboration with the Elliott School's Leadership, Ethics, and Practice (LEAP) Initiative as we delve into the future of the US-Mexico migrant crisis. In this simulation, we will explore the political and ethical ramifications of the migrant crisis on the U.S.'s southern border with Mexico.

With the encroaching heat and droughts of the La Niña summer and an increase in organized crime and violence in the Northern Triangle countries and Mexico, U.S. and Mexican officials have witnessed a substantial increase in border crossings. This growth in migration has also allowed cartels to begin smuggling a dangerous new drug over the border. Both of these conditions have placed substantial domestic and international pressure on Mexico and the U.S. With this unprecedented combination of events, will Mexico and the U.S. work together to solve this crisis or will the pressures of the situation cause their delicate relationship to crack?

Fraught Frontier will take place on Saturday, February 26th, 2022, from 12:00 PM EST to 5:00 PM EST. This simulation will be held in GWU's Funger Hall permitting the university allows us to have in-person events. If this is not possible, the simulation will be held on Discord, a free communications platform ideal for handling large numbers of people in flexible team-aligned channels.

If you are NOT a GW affiliated student or faculty member you must follow GW COVID-19 policy:

If you ARE fully vaccinated and boosted (booster based on eligibility), either register your vaccination record to clear by following this link: , OR bring a CDC vaccination card and valid ID.

If you ARE NOT vaccinated you must bring documentation of a medical exemption, such as a note from a medical provider, or documentation of a religious exemption, such as an attestation that they have a sincerely held religious belief AND a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test within 24 hours of the simulation start.

If you are interested in being a mentor for this simulation, please contact Shivanka Ruhela at
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Please note that the simulation is capped at 60 participants, and any sign ups in excess of this number will be waitlisted. In the event that we have to waitlist participants, those participants will be eligible for priority registration for SCS' next simulation, and will be notified of this via email.
SCS simulations are designed based on the number of participants that plan attend our events. Therefore, registrants who fail to attend the event without giving prior notification (a minimum of 12 hours before the event) will be unable to register for the next simulation. Anyone affected by this policy will be allowed to return after skipping one simulation. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will implement this policy in a spirit of flexibility and accomodation to the extent possible.
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Participant Background Information
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Please describe any particular areas of personal interest or knowledge that you have which may be relevant to this simulation, such as interest in crisis management, previous understanding of international relations, and regional expertise. This is not required, but will allow optimal role assignment for the simulation.
***Discord*** - IMPORTANT
So that we have time to set up roles and channels appropriately on the Discord server, we require participants to register for a Discord account and join the server before arrive on sim day. You can sign up for discord here:

After creating an account, we will email the server link to you with your briefing materials prior to the sim.

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Please find your Discord username in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen and paste it here, including the numbers at the end. This is essential as we need to know who is associated with each Discord account before the day of the simulation.
Event Attendance
Can you commit to attend the entire event from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST on Saturday, February 26th, 2022? This will not affect your ability to participate, but will ensure key positions are assigned to participants who will be present for the entire event.
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