2024 Host Nations Simulation Competition

Empowering students and leaders to make smarter and informed decisions for complex situations.

NASPAA Student Simulation Competition

The NASPAA Simulation Competition is an annual event in which students from around the world learn through experience in a unique, innovative learning opportunity. Students will connect classroom theory to practice by taking on real-world challenges in real time to achieve skills that will prepare them for their roles as future public service professionals.

The learning objectives of the simulation competitions will focus more on aligning with NASPAA’s universal competencies, especially with regard to teaching students about the role of diversity, equity, and inclusion in public service.

New Narratives & New Solutions

University Teams will compete for solutions to pressing global challenges.

Skill Focus:

  • Tradeoffs (Long-term goals vs Short-term costs)
  • Negotiation (Multi-party & Bi-lateral)
  • Economic (Budget vs Debt)
  • Environmental (Preventative vs Inevitable)
  • Leadership (Isolation vs Cooperation)

Participating Universities

  • Ludovika University of Public Service (Hungary)
  • North South University, Dhaka (Bangladesh)
  • The American University in Cairo (Egypt)
  • Fundação Getulio Vargas (Brazil)
  • Grand Valley State University (Michigan)
  • Metropolitan College of New York (New York)
  • Old Dominion University (Virginia)
  • Rice University (Texas)
  • San Diego State University (California)
  • Suffolk University (Massachusetts)
  • University of Colorado Denver (Colorado)
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (Nebraska)

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