The Takshashila Institution conducted the second contact workshop for the GCPP (Defence & Foreign Affairs) programme [formerly known as the GCSS] from 26 July to 26 July 2019 at Discovery Village, Kanakapura. The workshop comprised three days of intense experiential learning delivered through Exercise Amrut, Takshashila’s crisis simulation game. Designed to hone skills such as crisis management, negotiating and decision-making through role-playing, Exercise Amrut is a unique component of the GCPP (Defence & Foreign Affairs) programme.
Under the mentorship of Lt Gen (Dr) Prakash Menon, students addressed complex challenges of international politics such as the Afghanistan peace process and the role of the US in the Indo-Pacific. The role-playing game provides valuable insights into the conduct of policy to achieve strategic objectives.
The fifth cohort of the programme has students drawn from a rich variety of professional and educational backgrounds. Participants include researchers, software professionals, students, and consultants working with governments.
The GCPP (Defence & Foreign Affairs) runs for a period of 12 weeks and is suited for active students and working professionals of various backgrounds. Applications for the next cohort are now open. Apply here.