Conflict simulation, peacebuilding, and development

Games and simulations at ISA 2012

The 2012 annual conference of the International Studies Association will be held on 1-4 April in San Diego. As usual, it features a small number of papers and panels on simulation-related topics.

SC45: Sunday 1:45 PM – 3:30 PM
Roundtable: Re-Enacting Climate Change Talks: Insights from a Simulation Experiment for the Study of International Negotiations

Sebastien Treyer, Paris Institute of Political Science

Francois Gemenne, Paris Institute of Political Science

Grégory Quenet, University of Versailles- Saint-Quentin

Gayané Adourian, Knowtex

Joffrey Becker, SPEAP – Sciences Po


MC45: Monday 1:45 PM – 3:30 PM
Simulation and Teaching International Relations

Sponsor(s): Active Learning in International Affairs

Chair Gulriz Gigi Gokcek, Dominican University of California

Disc. Marcelo Mello Valenca, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ)

Crisis Management in Action: Using Threat Assessments to Teach Foreign Policy Decision-Making in the Classroom

Matthew Clary, Univeristy of Georgia

National Security Council: Simulating Decisionmaking Dilemmas in Real Time

Jonathan M. DiCicco, Canisius College

Motivating Civic Engagement: Simulating Congressional Staff

B. Welling Hall, Earlham College

Immersive UN Security Council Role-Play in a Virtual World: An Exploratory Case Study

Naomi Malone, University of Central Florida

Houman A. Sadri, University of Central Florida

Simulating a Foreign Policy Dilemma: The Case of Humanitarian Intervention in “Belagua”

Bob Switky, Sonoma State University


TA22: Tuesday 8:15 AM – 10:00 AM
The Middle East Public Sphere After the Arab Revolts

Quraish”: An Alternative Approach to Video Games from Syria?

Pierre-Alain Clément, University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM)


TD59: Tuesday 4:00 PM – 5:45 PM
Research Methods in the Internet Era


Changing Perspectives on Structural Violence: Some Experimental Findings from the GlobalEd2 Simulation Program

Scott Brown, University of Connecticut

Kimberly Lawless, University of Illinois at Chicago

Nicole Powell, University of Connecticut


WB59: Wednesday 10:30 AM – 12:15 PM
From Physical to Virtual? The 21st Century Battleground

Conflict in the Virtual Battleground: Military Videogames and American Foreign Policy
Nick Robinson, University of Leeds

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