International Crisis War Game with Dr. Jacquelyn Schneider, Hoover Institution

May 12, 2021 • 1:00 – 4:00 pm EDT
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The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) are pleased to host the 2021 Future Strategy Forum, an initiative to connect scholars who research national security with its leading practitioners. As part of this year’s forum, Dr. Jacquelyn Schneider, assisted by Ms. Rachael Shaffer and Mr. Benjamin Schechter, will host a virtual war game on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET.

The war game explores the relationship between new technologies, domestic politics, conventional military capabilities, and nuclear threats. Players simulate decisionmaking roles in a national security cabinet and come to the war game as leaders in private industry, government, academia, and the military. The aim is to better understand the role that emerging technologies play in crisis decisionmaking and how Cold War paradigms of deterrence and crisis escalation apply in a world with new capabilities and vulnerabilities.

Please pre-register for the war game by Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. ET as space is limited. Please note that participation is required for the entire three hours. Once pre-registration ends, CSIS will be in touch with a final confirmation of your participation in the war game. All questions should be directed to

This event is sponsored by general support to CSIS and the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs at Johns Hopkins University.

Event Partners

Instructor, Strategic and Operational Research Department, U.S. Naval War College

Rachael Shaffer

Lead Coordinator, International Crisis War Game Series, Hoover Institution, Stanford University