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2019 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition

Rutgers University–Newark

The School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) at Rutgers University–Newark (RU-N) will host graduate students from 20 universities to participate in the 2019 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition on Saturday, Feb. 23. This year’s competition — a partnership between the University of Virginia Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) — will connect a record 585 students from 11 global host sites including Dhaka, Cairo, Mexico City, and San Francisco to tackle policy issues associated with forced migration through computer-based simulated gameplay. Developed by experts at the Batten School’s Center for Leadership Simulation and Gaming (CLSG) who utilized extensive real-world data, the simulation places students in leadership roles within a time-sensitive, fast-paced environment where they must work together to solve complex policy issues.