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Rising Tides Simulation 


April 9, 2022, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST
GWU Elliott 213

Join us for GW Strategic Crisis Simulation's (SCS) annual United States vs. China simulation with a green team twist! This year's Rising Tides will focus on the South China Sea and the implications of contested oil rights between China and the Philippines. When a Philippine National Oil Company ship is seized by what appears to be Chinese fishermen, tensions run high in the region with potentially disastrous consequences.

Rising Tides will take place on Saturday, April 9th, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST. This simulation will be held in GWU's Elliott School of International Affairs, permitting the university allows us to have in-person events. If this is not possible, the simulation will be held on Discord, a free communications platform ideal for handling large numbers of people in flexible team-aligned channels. Before engaging with the simulation, Dr. Andrew Chubb, a postdoctoral fellow at Lancaster University, will make introductory remarks and answer preliminary questions about the South China Sea to provide students with a nuanced understanding of the topic.

This year's Rising Tides event is co-sponsored by the US-China Strategic Studies Organization (USCSSO), a GW student-run organization dedicated to studying US-China strategic competition from an objective and nonpartisan perspective.


Dr. Andrew Chubb is a postdoctoral fellow at Lancaster University. Dr. Chubb is currently undertaking a three-year investigation of the role of domestic public opinion in international crisis diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific. Dr. Chubb’s areas of research include maritime and territorial disputes, strategic communication, political propaganda, and Chinese Communist Party history. His doctoral dissertation examined the complex and evolving linkages between Chinese popular nationalism and government policy in the South China Sea. In 2012 he initiated a survey project to measure Mainland Chinese citizens' views of maritime disputes, and a blog providing translations and analysis of Chinese discourse on contentious foreign policy issues.

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