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: https://click.gwu.edu/click/oyjkgf/8t90pfb/chufyu
, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org