Conflict simulation, peacebuilding, and development

Who needs to invent a fictional country?

When we’ve already got so many?

Will Potter's transition government choose justice or reintegration for surviving Death Eaters?

This very clever article at Foreign Policy scratches a lot of the same itches that a thoughtful simulation of post-conflict reconciliation would.

Rowling’s world has depth, is well known and provides numerous applications of post-conflict principles – I looked past a few of the stretches in favor of the clever and thorough literature references.

Dual hat tips to Laura Bailey and Shanti Kalathil (both fellow Bankers!) for pointing me to a very cool read.

One response to “Who needs to invent a fictional country?

  1. Rex Brynen 17/08/2011 at 12:36 pm

    I saw that–great piece.

    One year, one of my simulation participants did the opposite–wrote a part of a supposed Harry Potter novel set in the SIM universe of fictional conflict-affected Brynania: (it’s largely full of inside SIM jokes).

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