In my international relations and political economy courses, each semester I organize and host a simulated international crisis. Students hold the roles of policymakers—often organized in a government cabinet, security council, or international summit delegation—and work to neutralize the situations they face using collaborative research and problem-solving. By placing students in the roles of senior decision-makers, they quickly confront the challenges of leadership by identifying problems, marshaling resources, articulating solutions, defending their ideas, and building consensus. With the support of the U.Va. McIntire School of Commerce and several teaching grants, each semester I am able to bring my students off campus for this week-long simulation. They meet in person and via video- and teleconferencing to share information and devise their solutions. The program has been featured three times by our regional ABC, NBC, and CBS affiliates.