Interested students should reply to this email by November 30, 2018 and include their name and G number. Transcripts will be reviewed as part of the nomination process and finalists will be notified in early December 2018.


Open for critical information about next year's competition!


We are excited to announce that the 2019 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition season has officially begun! Next year's topic pertains to global migration, a pressing and controversial issue.


The official competition website is All information regarding the competition can be found on this website.


Nominating Your Students

For the first time in competition history, schools can field their own teams of up to five students. Deans, Program Directors, and Pi Alpha Alpha Advisers can nominate students at 


The student nomination process opened on October 15th and will close on December 20, 2018


If your school nominates fewer than five students, it can partner with another institution or NASPAA can fill out your team with self-registered students. At least three students are required to form a school team. However, we recommend teams to be comprised of five students to reap the full educational benefits of the simulation.


2018 Simulation Competition Regional Winners - University of Illinois at Chicago College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs Site


2019 Competition Host Sites


We have completed the selection process for the 2019 simulation host sites. Congratulations to the following schools that will host next year's competition!: 


  • Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (Ciudad de México)
  • Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy (Washington, D.C.)
  • KDI School of Public Policy and Management (Sejong, Republic of Korea)
  • Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Public Policy (Astana, Kazakhstan)
  • North South University -- South Asian Institute of Policy and Governance (Dhaka, Bangladesh)
  • Rutgers University -- Newark School of Public Affairs and Administration (Rutgers, NJ)
  • The American University in Cairo School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (Cairo, Egypt)
  • United Nations University -- MERIT (Maastricht, Netherlands)
  • The University of Michigan -- Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • The University of Texas at Austin -- Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs (Austin, TX)
  • University of San Francisco School of Management (San Francisco, CA)
  • Villanova University (Villanova, PA)


2018 Simulation Competition Participants - School of Public Policy, Central European University


Contacting the NASPAA-Batten Competition Team


In the meantime, if you have any questions about the competition, please e-mail us at [log in to unmask]. We will do out best to get back to you within 24 hours. We look forward to receiving your nominations and connecting with you very soon!


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