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The Center hosts a series of tabletop exercises to illustrate the high-level strategic decisions and policies stakeholders will need to pursue to diminish the consequences of a severe pandemic.

Clade X

The Center hosted a pandemic tabletop exercise in Washington, D.C., in May 2018. The goal of this exercise (“Clade X”) was to illustrate high-level strategic decisions and policies that the United States and the world will need to pursue in order to diminish the consequences of a severe pandemic. It addressed a pressing current concern, present plausible solutions, and be experientially engaging.
May 15, 2018

Atlantic Storm

Atlantic Storm was a ministerial table-top exercise convened by the Center for Biosecurity, the Center for Transatlantic Relations of the Johns Hopkins University, and the Transatlantic Biosecurity Network. The exercise used a fictitious scenario designed to mimic a summit of transatlantic leaders forced to respond to a bioterrorist attack. The event website provides a comprehensive overview of the exercise and access to all materials and multimedia, including Atlantic Storm Interactive, and the after-action report, "Navigating the Storm."
January 14, 2005

Dark Winter

The Dark Winter exercise portrayed a fictional scenario depicting a covert smallpox attack on US citizens. The scenario is set in 3 successive NSC meetings that take place over 2 weeks. The exercise was held at Andrews Air Force Base, Washington, DC. The Dark Winter script and other event materials are available through the conference web pages.
June 22-23, 2001



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