U.S. Diplomacy Center Simulations

The United States Diplomacy Center offers education programs designed to explain the world of diplomacy. A primary component of the programs is a series of Diplomacy Simulations — hands-on exercises that enable students and teachers to directly experience the work of diplomats dealing with complex issues in critical foreign affairs topics.

The Office of American Spaces has developed a programming kit tailored to assisting American Spaces in facilitating the simulation exercises described below. This kit can be used in conjunction with the teacher’s guide found on the U.S. Diplomacy Center website. The Diplomacy Simulation topics include the following:

Date: 01/07/2016 Description: A young girl stands outside her family's tent, at the Markaze refugee camp in Obock, northern Djibouti. ©AP Image International Migration Crisis

The Rubit minority is pouring out of Budan into Gilbia, sparking a humanitarian crisis.

Date: 10/26/2010 Description: In this Oct. 26, 2010 file photo, a worker rides a bicycle in front of the reactor building of the Bushehr nuclear power plant, just outside the southern city of Bushehr. © AP Image Nuclear Crisis

A summit is called when Aggravalia threatens to embark on a nuclear weapons program.

Date: 2014 Description: This site at the southern tip of Florida has been called 'a river of grass flowing imperceptibly from the hinterland into the sea.' - State Dept Image Freshwater Crisis

When a vital ecosystem is threatened, Yeeland and Grusa must balance economics and the environment.

Date: 2015 Description: Pangolin rescued from wildlife trafficking. ©AP Image Wildlife Trafficking

The seizure of a large shipment of pangolins spurs governments to confront illegal trade in animals.

Date: 09/2012 Description: Seen here are counterfeit sports jerseys seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Photographer: Josh Denmark ©U.S. Customs and Border Protection Global Counterfeit Trade

A deadly factory fire draws scrutiny to counterfeit goods flowing between Grenesia, Ekara, and Bayaria.

Date: 12/01/2013 Description: A village health trainer conducts a nutritional assessment on a 2-year-old who was abandoned at birth. The child, who is now being cared for by grandparents and an aunt, receives therapeutic feeding and other nutritional support through AVSI-SCORE. © USAID/Tash McCarroll HIV/AIDS Relief

A jump in HIV/AIDS cases threatens ties between Daymar and Lateen, causing a diplomatic crisis.

Date: 2005 Description: Picture of IDP camp in Sudan resulting from the Darfur conflict. Original captions states: 'Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) use sticks and scraps of plastic to construct makeshift shelters at Intifada transit camp near Nyala in South Darfur. These shelters are characteristic of many IDP settlements in Darfur.' ©USAID Peacebuilding

In this historical scenario, global leaders negotiate to restore peace in the Darfur region of Sudan.

Date: 10/04/2015 Description: Part of World's Ocean System as Seen From Secretary Kerry's Aircraft En Route to 'Our Ocean' Conference in Chile - State Dept Image Oceans and Fisheries

Stakeholders convene to address illegal fishing activities that are jeopardizing Hiroot’s food supply.