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Model Diplomacy Pop-Up Cases

Pop-up cases are short, one-page scenarios based on issues reverberating in the news today. Use one of the cases below to spark discussion and put your students in the shoes of policymakers.

Election Security

Intelligence shows that foreign actors are already interfering in the 2020 U.S. election. How should the United States respond? 

Click here to view the pop-up case, published 02/27/2020.

Americans voting on election day in front of an U.S. flag

Coronavirus Response

The Wuhan Coronavirus has spread to tens of thousands of people across several countries, threatening to become a global pandemic. How should the United States respond to contain the virus and ease public fears?

Click here to view the pop-up case, published 02/06/2020.

Single person walking forward covered in blue mask

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If you have used a pop-up case in the classroom, please fill out our pop-up case survey or email us at modeldiplomacy@cfr.org and let us know how it went.  And be sure to follow us on Twitter at @Model_Diplomacy to hear about our most recent pop-up cases the moment they come out.