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Spies, Lies, & Diplomats:

Sino-American Relations

A National Security Simulation

July 15, 2020

Dear Students:


We invite you to the 2020 Spies, Lies, & Diplomats National Security simulation to be held via Zoom by the University of New Haven on Wednesday, July 15, 2020.


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 click here.

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




Paige Niswonger

Director, Spies, Lies, & Diplomats 2020

Head Delegate, Model G20 team

National Security major 

Dr. Robert Sanders

Chair, Department of National Security

Dr. Andy Morgan

Professor of National Security

Dr. Howard Stoffer

Associate 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 - Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Time - 11 am to 2:30 pm

Location - University of New Haven MUN              Zoom Room


Student fee - FREE



Registration Deadline - July 10, 2020

To register, please click here

Contact Info

Questions or comments, email Paige Niswonger at

Conference Layout​

Spies, Lies. & Diplomats Simulation Overview

- Topic: Sino-American Relations

- Simulation Director: Paige Niswonger


Keynote Speakers

Carolyn Brehm

   Founder and CEO of Brehm Global Ventures

   Former Vice-President of Governmental Relations              for Procter and Gamble 

   Former Vice-President for Asia for ORBIS

   Former Director for Legislation of the Business                    Roundtable

   Worked for the U.S.-China Business Council

   Member of the University of New Haven Board of                 Governors

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

Howard Stoffer, Ph.D.

   Former Deputy Executive Director of the Counter-             Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate of             the United Nations Security Council

   25-year Veteran of the US Foreign Service

   Associate Professor of National Security at the                   University of New Haven


Tentative Schedule


Wednesday, July 15

11 am - Registration & Opening

11:30 am - Country Crisis briefing, Q&A

11:45 am - Group Meeting 1 - Roles, Planning

12:00 pm - Simulation Time 1

12:15 pm - Group Meeting 2

12:25 pm - Simulation Time 2

12:45 pm - Group Meeting 3

1:00 pm - Simulation Time 3

1:15 pm - Group Meeting 4

1:25 pm - Simulation Time 4

1:40 pm - Group Meeting 5

1:50 pm - Final Session

2:15 pm - Closing

2:30 pm - End

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