Liberal Arts Career Services
Liberal Arts Career Services

CIA Crisis Response Simulation

Participate in this simulation to analyze a hypothetical situation in a group of 5 students and draft a response memo to the President with recommendations for a US response.

Wed, April 27, 2011 | SRH 3, Room 3.124

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

PLEASE NOTE:  The CIA Crisis Response Simulation and the CIA's Information Session have switched dates/times; the updated information is below.


Recruiters from the CIA's Directorate of Intelligence (DI) office will host a Crisis Response Challenge event at UT. Students participating in the challenge will be divided into teams of 4-5 students. Each group will be given information on a crisis situation and each will have a period of time to analyze a hypothetical situation and create a response memo to the President with recommendations on how the U.S. should respond. These recommendations will be presented to the group and the Recruiters/Directors will provide feedback. The purpose is to duplicate a situation CIA Analysts would have to address in their jobs.

The Crisis Response Simulation provides opportunities to:

  • Improve leadership skills;
  • Work in dynamic groups;
  • Analyze unclassified data used by intelligence analysts;
  • Produce a deliverable under time constraint; and
  • Compile analysis into an oral brief.

Crisis Response Simulation Schedule:
Wednesday, April 27
5:00pm            All students come to Rm 3.124 at the LBJ School
5:00-6:00         Introductions and simulation overview by CIA representatives.
                           Dinner provided.
6:00-7:15         Teams of 4 will analyze provided open source information on a critical international issue and prepare a 5-minute brief
7:15-8:15         Each group will brief the "President of the United States"  
8:15-9:00         Feedback and Q&A
How to RSVP:

If groups or individual students want to participate in the simulation, please contact Lana Morris at with your full name(s), university, college, major, and if you are an undergraduate or graduate student.

RSVP for the simulation is on a first come, first serve basis, so e-mail Lana Morris ASAP.

Information Session
Be sure to attend an Information Session on Thursday (4/28) at 5:15 p.m. in SRH 3.124. Recruiters from the CIA's Directorate of Intelligence (DI) office will be here to discuss career opportunities and answer questions from students.

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