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International Studies Association 2011: simulation panels

The preliminary program for next year’s International Studies Association conference (Montreal, 16-19 March 2011) is now online on the ISA website. While some of the details are likely to change over the next few months, here is a sneak peak at the various simulation-related panels, papers, and poster sessions that I could find:

TD45: Thursday 4:00 PM ‐ 5:45 PM
The Way Home: Refugees, IDPs and Diaspora Social Networks (panel)

  • Run, Refugee Run! Simulation and the politics of refugee camps
    • Carolina Moulin: Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro

FA06: Friday 8:15 AM ‐ 10:00 AM
Communicating about Terrorism through Teaching and Research (panel)

  • Online Simulation Modeled on November 2008 Mumbai Attacks
    • Katherine Izsak: University of Maryland

FC98: Friday 1:45 PM ‐ 3:30 PM
Pedagogical Playground (poster session)

  • An Open Source Simulation Platform for Education and Training in International Conflict Management, Security and Peacebuilding
    • Jeffrey Helsing: United States Institute of Peace
    • Ronald N Cole: USIP
  • Using Role‐Playing Games in a Combined Class of Security Studies and Contemporary International Politics
    • Marcelo Mello Valenca: Independent Researcher
  • Integrating 2D and 3D Environments to Create Experiential Simulations for International Studies
    • Naomi Malone: University of Central Florida
    • Houman A. Sadri: University of Central Florida
  • Symbols in the Margins: An Active Reading Strategy for Complex Political Arguments
    • Mark Busser: McMaster University

FD40: Friday 4:00 PM ‐ 5:45 PM
Performing (Representations of) World Politics: The Everyday Practice of International Relations in Video Games (panel)

    • James Der Derian, Brown University
    • David Grondin, University of Ottawa
  • Fire‐and‐Forget: What Can Video Games Tell Us about How We Understand the Complexity of Waging War
    • Paul RacineSibulka: Carleton University
  • The Digital Imperial Temptation: Militarism, Foreign Policy and America’s Founding Myths in Western, War and Sci‐Fi Video Games
    • Frederick Gagnon: University of Quebec at Montreal
  • Civilization Theory of International Politics
    • Philippe BeaulieuBrossard: University of St Andrews
    • Nicolas Côté: University of Quebec at Chicoutimi (UQAC)

SC62: Saturday 1:45 PM ‐ 3:30 PM
Innovative Uses of Simulations as Learning Tools (panel)

    • J. Simon Rofe, University of Leicester
    • Douglas Becker, University of Southern California
  • The Integrated Simulation: A Method for Implementing an International Negotiation Simulation in a Larger Class
    • Steven Rothman: Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
  • Designing and Developing Simulations for Online Area Studies Classes
    • Mary Jane C. Parmentier: Arizona State University
  • Process and Product: Teaching Simulation Design in the Undergraduate Context
    • Sara M. Glasgow: University of Montana Western
    • Duel Thyer: University of Montana Western
  • Eliminating Free Riders for Group Work
    • Jean Marie Stern: Siena College
  • May It Please the Court: Using an International Criminal Court Simulation to Teach International Law
    • Emek M. Ucarer: Bucknell University

WB09: Wednesday 10:30 AM ‐ 12:15 PM
Computational Models of Internal Conflict (panel)

    • D. Scott Bennett, Pennsylvania State University
    • Philip Andrew Schrodt, Pennsylvania State University
  • Understanding the Early Dynamics of Terrorist Campaigns: An Empirical Test of an Agent Based Simulation
    • Navin Bapat: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • D. Scott Bennett: Pennsylvania State University
  • Modeling Dynamic Violence: Integrating Events Data Analysis and Agent‐Based Modeling
    • Michael Findley: Brigham Young University
    • Joseph Young: Southern Illinois University
  • How Does Ethnic Geography Shape the Location of Violence?
    • Ravi Bhavnani: Michigan State University
  • State Capacity in Conflict: The Case of Afghanistan
    • Armando Geller: George Mason University
    • Cameron G. Thies: University of Iowa

I’ll be there—the conference site is just a few blocks from McGill University—so we might even organize an informal PaxSims get-together, if there’s interest.

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