The Centre for International and Defence Policy at Queen’s University (CIDP), in cooperation with the Universität Mannheim, the Atlantic Council of Canada, the Atlantic Treaty Association and NATO, is holding an International Crisis Simulation, which will take place at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario from Saturday, 25 June to Thursday, 30 June 2011.
Participants will be graduate students in international relations and related subjects, from European and North American universities.
The scenario for the simulation will be based on a crisis involving the international community in Sudan, leading to negotiations among Sudanese players and the international community over the appropriate response. Participants will represent decision-makers in various states, international institutions and NGOs, playing out roles according to a well-tested simulation model. Canadian and German faculty will manage and oversee the simulation and provide preparation and technical assistance.
Prior to the simulation itself, there will be a series of briefings by academics and by officials from government, international agencies and NGOs on the history and current state of the situation in Sudan. Materials to aid in preparation will be made available well in advance to all participants through a dedicated web-site.
The Centre invites graduate students who are interested in global governance, humanitarian intervention, the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) doctrine, African politics, and international relations to participate in the simulation. Some students may be able to integrate preparation for, and participation in, this exercise with the preparation of theses or other research papers.. Participants will receive a certificate of participation.
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Registration is done using our online registration system at http://events.sps.queensu.ca/cgi/page.cgi?event_id=79&_id=3&action=new.
Applications should include a CV and a covering letter outlining the student’s interest in the theme of the simulation, and should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Non-local participants will be responsible for the costs of travel to and from Kingston, and a conference fee of $650, which includes accommodation in a single residence room with shared ensuite bath, meals, events, and field trip to Ottawa.
For Queen's and RMC students the conference fee is $250, which includes meals, events, and field trip to Ottawa.
Click here for the readings for the simulation