Tuesday, August 22, 2023
11:00 am-noon Pacific / 2:00-3:00 pm Eastern
Online via Zoom
Fires, floods, and natural disasters. Cross-cultural interactions, multi-party treaties, and fraught negotiations. Global thermonuclear war. (How about a nice game of chess?) The power of games to mimic and model real world scenarios is widely used to teach, learn, and explore human behaviors in complex situations. In this panel presentation, experts from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies will showcase examples of simulations and tabletop exercises that they’ve used in courses and professional settings, and discuss the key considerations in planning, developing, and assessing these kinds of immersive activities.