Simulation Activities

//Thanks for 2016/2017, everybody. See you again next academic year.//

 

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Pax et Bellum, a student organisation at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research in Uppsala, invites you to join our annual Crisis Simulation: the crash course in crisis management by students, for students.

We won’t lie to you. Last year’s simulation was a grand success and will be hard to surpass. But darn it if we are not working our hardest to build on that legacy to make this year’s edition even better. Believe the hype!

 

● Date: 14th of May

● Time: start 10.00; end between 16.00 - 18.00

● Location: Department of Peace and Conflict Research; Gamla Torget 6; Uppsala

 

On registration:

◎ Fee: 50 kr

◎ Maximum participants: 30

◎ The one way to sign-up is via the sign-up form below. The sign-up is first come, first served until the 30 spots are filled.

◎ Registration period: 23 March - 23 April

◎ Sign-up form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1k05XrE--6sadJE9mbopUXh2SNwQjDqIIBFG52tKS9UU/viewform?c=0&w=1

◎ Note that priority in registration will be given to Pax et Bellum members. However, nothing would make us more happy than if you (yes, you) want to join. The membership fee is 100 kr for a lifetime membership; just send an e-mail to our secretary@paxetbellum.org and we’ll set it up!


 

For those of you who’ve never heard about a crisis simulation, it’s similar to a Model UN. However, this will be a bit more intense and focus on solving an immediate crisis: a hybrid conflict in a contemporary setting, in which governmental, non-governmental and intergovernemental actors are involved who have non-material and material incompatabilities.

We hope that this will be an opportunity for you to apply theoretical knowledge in a practical setting. That means all you’ve learned about politics, conflict dynamics, negotiation techniques, mediation, crisis management or anything else to solve the mess we’ll put before you.

But also note that our goal is to create educational and fun experience for all participants, regardless if you have previous experience of simulations and a theoretical background in crisis/conflict management or not.

Lunch will not be provided, however, fika will be and and there are plenty of student friendly places around to grab a falafel and get to know each other. The team behind the crisis simulation will also organise a "post-crisis decompress event" for everyone who is interested.

/the glorious team behind the Crisis Simulation

 



 

The previous Crisis Simulations have all been great successes. In 2013 for example, the participants faced the difficult scenario of trying to save the peace between India and Pakistan. Besides taking part of the role-playing game, the participants could also enjoy some introductory lectures that offered a possibility to learn about the scenario and the actors whom they would be playing.