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In August 2018, the incoming class of MPP students at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy undertook three rounds of the Pandemic Simulation on the first day of orientation. Participants in this simulation are confronted with the real-time spread of a deadly infectious disease. Adopting the roles of government ministers (Prime Minister, Minister of Communication, etc.), participants must work together as a team, interacting with other “governments” in a fast-paced environment. Participants develop strategies to preserve global health, contain the pandemic, and deal with the political and economic ramifications of their policy decisions.
Batten's Center for Leadership Simulation and Gaming originally created the Pandemic Game for the 2018 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition.
Find out more about simulations and the CLSG at clsgbatten.org
Learn about the NASPAA-BAtten Competition at nbsims.org