Spies, Lies, & Diplomats:
Proxy Wars in the Middle East
A National Security Simulation
Friday, July 16, 2021

Dear Students:


We invite you to the 2021 Spies, Lies, & Diplomats National Security simulation to be held via Zoom by the University of New Haven on Friday, July 16, 2021 from 12 pm ET to 5 pm ET.

The conference will simulate a real-world national security crisis situation and response from the U.S. National Security community. It will include special keynotes from individuals who have worked in the National Security community.


To register, please click HERE and type in your contact information into the Google Sheet.


Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you soon!




Paige Niswonger & Anna Schleck

Co-Directors, Spies, Lies, & Diplomats 2021

Dr. Robert Sanders

Chair, Department of National Security

Dr. Andy Morgan

Professor of National Security

Dr. Matthew Schmidt

Associate Professor of National Security and Political Science

Dr. Chris Haynes

Associate Professor of Political Science and National Security


Event Details

Date - Friday, July 16, 2021

Time - 12 pm to 5 pm Eastern Time

Location - University of New Haven MUN              Zoom Room


Student fee - FREE



Registration Deadline - July 10, 2021

To register, please click here and type in your contact information.

Contact Info

Any questions or comments, email Paige Niswonger at pnisw1@unh.newhaven.edu

Conference Layout​

Spies, Lies, & Diplomats Simulation Overview


- Topic: Proxy Wars in the Middle East

- Simulation Co-Directors: Paige Niswonger & Anna Schleck


Keynote Speakers

Andy Morgan, M.D.

   Former Medical intelligence officer with the CIA 

   Deployed to Afghanistan with the US Army’s                        Asymmetric Warfare Group.

   Former operations specialist for the Special                        Technologies Laboratory of the Department                of Energy 

   Professor of National Security at the                                   University of New Haven


Tentative Schedule


Friday, July 16, 2021

12 pm - Registration and Opening

12:30 pm - Country Crisis briefing and Q&A

12:45 pm - Group Meeting 1 - Roles & Planning

1:00 pm - Simulation Time 1

1:20 pm - Group Meeting 2

1:40 pm - Simulation Time 2

1:50 pm - Group Meeting 3

2:00 pm - Simulation Time 3

2:20 pm - Group Meeting 4

2:30 pm - Simulation Time 4

2:50 pm - Group Meeting 5

3:50 pm - Final Session & Debrief

4:30 pm - Round Table

4:50 pm - Closing

5:00 pm - End

**All times Eastern US Time**