Electoral Eclipse (02/25/23) Sign-Up Form

Join us for our first simulation of the Spring 2023 semester as we delve into events leading up to the general elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In "Electoral Eclipse", we will explore the political, ethical, and legal ramifications of this crisis in the DRC.

In "Electoral Eclipse," the general elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo arrive in the shadow of violence in the country's East. Internal displacement and food insecurity, among other humanitarian challenges, are on the rise. The international community seeks to reconcile their differences and address colonial legacies in the DRC in order to assist the country in its time of transition. Will they work together to ease this humanitarian crisis, or will political tensions reach a new high?

"Electoral Eclipse" will take place on Saturday, February, 2023, from 11:00 AM EST to 5:00 PM EST. This simulation will be held in-person at GWU's Funger Hall, COVID permitting.

If you are interested in being a mentor for this simulation, please contact Cassandra Micah at gwuscs@gwu.edu.
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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Particular Areas of Interest or Knowledge
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: https://discord.com/login

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 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST on Saturday, February 25th, 2023? 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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