CLSG at the University of Virginia creates innovative policy-focused simulations and experiments that emphasize leadership, critical analysis, and strategic thinking.

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Hands-On Learning for the Digital Age

Our simulations are more than just academic exercises: they’re immersive learning experiences that require critical analysis, group decision-making, and the synthesis of theory and practice. We provide an opportunity for students and stakeholders to explore the complexities of real-world policy issues as well as the nuances of effective leadership.

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Why Simulations?


As a part of the Batten School, we strive to empower students who want make an impact on the world. We take this objective seriously. By providing a platform for students to hone their skills analyzing issues, crafting meaningful policies, and understanding outcomes, our simulations offer tomorrow’s leaders a chance to build experience today.

In Their Own Words


Host Nations provided me with a great practical learning experience. Considering that the migrant crisis in Europe is still ongoing, the detailed simulation helped me understand more deeply the complexity that the various key policymakers involved currently have to contend with.

Tatenda MabikachecheBatten MPP '20

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SIMULATION HELPS BATTEN STUDENTS UNDERSTAND COMPLEXITIES OF MIGRATION

May 3, 2019 - An article originally published by UVA TodayRead More