Asia Challenge

HIGH SCHOOL ASIA CHALLENGE SIMULATION

The Asian Studies Center is pleased to host the second annual Asia Challenge simulation for high school students. The goal of Asia Challenge is to give students grades 9-12 the opportunity to learn about the history, politics, economics, and cultures of Asia and the surrounding region through a hands-on simulation.  Playing the roles of delegates to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), which was formed in November 2020, students will spend a day engaged in intense negotiations over immediate and long-term crises affecting the RCEP partnership. The objective is to simulate a specific RCEP meeting that focuses on past and current events impacting Asia.  Asia Challenge will enhance student understanding of classroom learning and give them a real sense of the challenges involved in the debate and decision-making process of RCEP. 

DATE: Thursday, February 10, 2022
TIME: 8:30am – 3:00pm ET
LOCATION: virtual via Zoom

Prizes will be awarded to the top teams in each room.

Sponsored by: The University of Pittsburgh’s Asian Studies Center at the University Center for International Studies

Contact: Cathy Fratto
Contact Email: caf166@pitt.edu
Contact Voicemail: 412-648-7426 

Click here to register on-line.

Registration is due Wednesday, January 5, 2022.  Country assignments will be announced shortly after the deadline.

Position papers are due by Monday, January 24, 2022.

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