Letter from the SG
Dear Delegates,

It is my honor and great pleasure to invite you to the inaugural session of the University of British Columbia’s Global Crisis Simulation Conference, to be held in partnership with the St. Xavier's College in Mumbai.

At the GCS, we believe that the society we live in today is facing many pressing challenges. These challenges require not only rigorous analysis of facts and evidence, but also institutions that can react quickly in the face of crisis. To successfully overcome these challenges, the world requires leaders who can overcome disciplinary boundaries and work across the business, government, and non-profit sectors.

I am delighted that we can bring to you the world’s premier multi-sector student conference that will deal with exactly such themes. We have spent over two years working with experts in different fields to develop our topics and a unique committee format. These committees will perfectly capture the kinds of skills required to work in and make an impact across different sectors.

The result is an interdisciplinary student conference unlike any other in the word. What makes the GCS unique is that our committees simulate problems in the public, private, and non-profit sectors, giving delegates an opportunity to analyze issues from a multi-sector perspective. Furthermore, while our committees use the usual MUN debating rules, delegates will have to analyze data, make mini presentations, and answer questions while jointly working with stakeholders from all sectors. The GCS Crisis Room, staffed by well-trained volunteers, makes for another unique aspect. They have one goal: to create crises that will enable delegates to work both independently and together as a committee, with stakeholders from all three sectors.

To say that this year’s GCS will provide an incomparable delegate experience is an understatement. This year, join us as we make history, and launch the world’s first student focused, multi-sector, crisis-based conference.

On behalf of the GCS secretariat and staff, I hope you will join us this spring from February 13th – 15th in Mumbai, India. Delegates and interested participants should feel welcome to contact me if they have any questions or concerns about the conference.

Hassan W Bhatti
Secretary General Global Crisis Simulation I

The Conference
The Global Crisis Simulation

The Global Crisis Simulation was founded in 2013 by a group of students from the University of British Columbia with broad experience in global affairs and policy debate. They saw a need for a truly innovative business and policy conference that would not only bring together the brightest minds around the world, but also solve the real-life challenges that society faces in international business, corporate governance, technology, science, and security.

The Global Crisis Simulation (GCS) is the most exciting business and policy simulation conference to be held in Mumbai, India in 2015. The inaugural conference will bring together more than 600 international student delegates over three days to simulate crises and debate issues across a variety of topics.

By combining the traditional ‘Model UN’ committee debate style with issues in corporate governance, science, technology, security, and crisis management, the GCS will offer delegates an exciting and challenging new way of exploring the most important problems that face business and public sector leaders.


The GCS aspires to be one of the most innovative, rigorous and respected crisis simulation events in the world. It also aims to create lasting connections between students interested in interdisciplinary solutions to the world’s most pressing leadership challenges by developing a network of conference alumni.


To develop student leaders who can successfully work across the business, government, and non-profit sectors.
Tri-Sector Leaders
Why Tri-Sector Leaders are Important?

The GCS was formed with the goal of providing tomorrow’s leaders a chance to develop multi-sector leadership abilities. ‘Tri-Sector’ Leaders have been among the most influential people of their time. Leaders like Andrew Mellon, George Schulz, Michael Bloomberg, Bill Gates, Barack Obama were all successful in one sector before they went on to make a substantial impact in another.

The critical challenges society faces today — such as water scarcity, access to education, and the rising cost of healthcare — increasingly require that business, government and nonprofit sectors to work together to create lasting solutions. But this is only possible if future leaders have these skills, and at the moment no conference addresses these challenges. Dominic Barton, Worldwide Managing Director of McKinsey & Company and a mentor for Global Crisis Simulation, refers to tri-sector leaders as “tri-sector athletes” — leaders able to engage and collaborate across all three sectors. The GCS aims to provide future leaders a platform to develop such skills.
GCS Chapters

The Global Crisis Simulation is an off shoot of a multi-sector project started by individuals at University of British Columbia. If you would like to learn more about creating a chapter at your local university or high-school, please write to us at
Meet the Team
  • Hassan Bhatti
  • Zeeshan Rasool
  • Cameron Frayne
    USG Academic and External Affairs
  • Host Team

  • Kashish Saluja
    Director General
  • Vishisht Dhawan
    Deputy Director General
  • Veydaant Khanna
    Deputy Director General
  • Milloni Doshi
    HOD Hospitality
  • Ashwin Chandrasekhar
    HOD Academic Team
  • Shubhi Rao
    HOD Public Relations
  • Amruta Dhume
    HOD Administration
  • Sneha Ramanan
    HOD Human Resources