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NDU Roundtable on Innovation in Strategic Gaming (25/10)

Yes, it is time again for everyone’s favourite quarterly professional wargaming event, the NDU Roundtable on Innovation in Strategic Gaming:

National Defense University’s strategic gaming group, the Center for Applied Strategic Learning, would like to invite you to participate in the eighth iteration of our series of roundtable discussions on gaming. We hope to continue to build on the success of our previous sessions and create a regular forum for practitioners and scholars to exchange ideas and compare notes about issues relating to game design, the use of games for analytical and teaching purposes, and interesting projects in the field.

Each roundtable invites a few speakers to present short, informal, talks on some aspect of strategic-level games to spark discussion among the group. The meetings last two hours and are held quarterly. Please feel free to circulate this invitation to interested colleagues – we’re hoping this will be a means of getting to know and building lasting professional connections between gamers.

The next roundtable will be held on the afternoon of 25 October 2011 at NDU, and will feature two presentations:

Speakers: Peter Perla of the Center for Naval Analyses (and author of The Art of Wargaming) will present on the gaming component of the Joint Irregular Warfare Analytic Baseline (JIWAB) project.  Joe Lombardo of JFL Consulting (and until recently on-site at CASL) will present on an Afghanistan-themed game that was built into a course on strategic planning for reconstruction and stabilization in an interagency context.

Attendance is by invitation only, however, and limited to those with professional interest in the field. If you would like an invitation, please contact Tim Wilkie or Elizabeth Bartels.

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