Last weekend, Global Scholars at University School of Milwaukee embarked on their 11th annual crisis simulation. This year’s simulation centered on inflation and economic policy in Latin America.
Students were tasked with utilizing their country’s resources and alliances in a way that benefited their country in both the short and the long terms. The simulation illustrated the complexity of regional negotiations as well as ramifications of an actor’s decisions and actions on peace and stability in the region.
The Global Scholars also listened to a presentation from Peter Kranstover, who shared his prospective on American foreign policy based on his 30-year career in the United States State Department Agency for International Development, on Friday, Jan. 6. In addition, Kranstover played the role of Secretary of State Anthony Blinken during the crisis simulation.
Critical to the success of this year’s crisis simulation were the contributions of Upper School History Teacher Adrienne Borders, who aided with the simulation’s logistics, and Upper School Science Teacher Dr. Greg Marks, who lent his expertise in gamification and coaching—along with general aplomb—to the activity.
Enhancements to the crisis simulation program are funded by a small group of parents, parents of alumni, and alumni, resulting in additional support thanks to a matching grant from the Edward E. Ford Foundation.