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A Classroom Simulation of the Syrian Conflict

Frank, Richard; Genauer, Jessica


This article describes a semester-long classroom simulation of the Syrian conflict designed for an introductory international relations (IR) course. The simulation culminates with two weeks of multi-stakeholder negotiations addressing four issues: humanitarian aid, economic sanctions, ceasefire, and political transition. Students randomly play one of 15 roles involving three actor types: states, non-state actors, and international organizations. This article outlines the costs and benefits of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: PS: Political Science and Politics
DOI: 10.1017/S1049096519000556


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