US Intervention in Foreign Issues

Task Force: US Intervention in Foreign Issues Congratulations! You are a member of the foreign policy team for the newly-elected president. You will be responsible for advising the president on issues going on around the world and making recommendations for if and when the US should involve itself in these issues.  Why Are We Doing […]

Redesigning the Police System

Task Force: Redesigning the Police System Congratulations! You have just been elected mayor of your city. While on the campaign trail, many voters expressed to you that they did not feel safe when interacting with the police force in the city. You have decided that redesigning the system of policing in the city will be […]

A Country With No Interest Groups

Task Force: A Country With No Interest Groups Congratulations! You have been given the power to design the political system of a new country! However, because this country is new, no interest groups have formed yet to represent the needs of different groups. So, you are tasked with designing a system that fairly distributes power […]

Voter Suppression

Task Force: Voter Suppression Uh oh! You are a member of your local board of elections and you’ve seen the wave of voter suppression bills being passed around the country and the failed bills in Congress to protect voting rights. You want to make sure that the upcoming election is as free and fair as […]

Design A Campaign

Task Force: Design a Campaign Congratulations! You are part of a group that helps find candidates for office from communities that have been historically underrepresented in government in the US and design campaigns that highlight the need for greater representation.  Why Are We Doing This? Political and social representation is the act of trying to […]

Accessibility to Guns

Task Force: Accessibility to Guns Congratulations! You have just been elected to your state senate. During your campaign, you promised that you would fight to end gun violence in your state and limit the access that dangerous people have to guns. Now, you must craft a law that will accomplish your goals, but is also […]

Choose Your Own Cabinet Members

Task Force: Choose Your Own Cabinet Members Congratulations!   You have just been elected president of the United States. Before you take office, you must decide on who will run each department of the executive branch. These people will become part of your cabinet of advisors and will help you make incredibly important decisions.  Why […]

Citizenship Process

Task Force: Citizenship Process Congratulations! The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has chosen you to redesign the citizenship process. Your goal is to critique its current components and come up with unique reforms to address them.  Why Are We Doing This? There are a series of steps involved in becoming a citizen in the […]

Create Your Own “Sacred Cows”

Task Force: Create Your Own “Sacred Cows” Congratulations! You have been assigned by the United States Congress to present a list of policies and/or programs that should be “sacred cows.” You can choose from pre-existing programs or create new ones, but be prepared to defend each to a panel for approval. Your list will be […]

Freedom of Speech on Campus

Task Force: Freedom of Speech on Campus Congratulations! You have been hired to join the school board of trustees at your local university. However, a couple of weeks into your position a freedom of speech issue has risen due to students wanting to ban certain speakers from your campus. Your task is to try and […]