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Daily Archives: 23/01/2009

APSA Teaching and Learning Conference


On February 6-8, I’ll be attending the American Political Science Association’s annual Teaching and Learning Conference in Baltimore. There I’ll be presenting a paper entitled “Simulating Civil War in the Classroom,” which will provide an overview of the large Brynania civil war/peacebuilding simulation that I’ve been using in my peacebuilding course at McGill University for a decade now.

The conference includes an entire track devoted to the use of simulations in teaching political science, including issues of student participation and measuring effectiveness. I’ll post the paper and presentation when its finished, and I’ll report back my thoughts while I’m there.

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