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The Nathanson Crisis Management Case Challenge

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What Is The Nathanson Crisis Management Case Challenge?

The Nathanson Crisis Management Case Challenge provides a competitive forum for graduate students to exchange ideas, perspectives, and recommendations to better manage real-world issues in crisis management. Graduate students from all backgrounds and disciplines across the country are invited to team up and develop out-of-the-box solutions for the case. Qualifying teams present their recommendations to a panel of subject-matter experts, and the top three finalists are awarded cash prizes.

How to Register:

Step 1

Teams of 2-4 graduate students must register by the posted deadline.

To register, designate (1) one team member to sign up at the link below. The following information will be needed:

  • Participant's Name
  • Degree Program
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number

Step 2

You will receive a confirmation email from HSAC confirming your team. Congratulations you are registered to participate in the Crisis Management Case Challenge, a unique learning opportunity!

Step 3

Teams will receive the case challenge and memo details (format, length, etc.) at a specified time after the registration deadline. Teams will be given approximately a week to submit their briefs via email.

Step 4

Policy brief submissions will be reviewed and finalists will be notified a few days prior to the event date.

Step 5

Finalists will need to submit their presentations prior to the event and present their recommendations at the Crisis Management Case Challenge on the event date.



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The HSAC Crisis Management Case Challenge was an exciting opportunity to work on a real-life emergency management challenge and be judged by leaders in the field."

Case Challenge Participant