The Ohio State National Security Simulation bridges the gap between classroom learning and the real world.
Held every other year, this professional skills development exercise involves professional, graduate, and undergraduate students from across campus. Over two busy days, students studying or with backgrounds in law, intelligence, the military, policy (including political science, history, and international affairs), communications, and business management assume their respective roles in and out of government.
Students work with and are mentored by practitioners in senior roles. Together, they manage real-world international and domestic security problems in real-time. Player decisions determine the simulation’s outcomes.