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 (PDF 61 kb) tailored to assisting American Spaces in facilitating the simulation exercises described below. This kit can be used in conjunction with the teacher’s guide (PDF 1 MB) found on the U.S. Diplomacy Center website. The Diplomacy Simulation topics include the following:
- International Migration Crisis
The Rubit minority is pouring out of Budan into Gilbia, sparking a humanitarian crisis.
- International Nuclear Crisis
A summit is called when Aggravalia threatens to embark on a nuclear weapons program.
- Freshwater Crisis
When a vital ecosystem is threatened, Yeeland and Grusa must balance economics and the environment.
- International Wildlife Trafficking
The seizure of a large shipment of pangolins spurs governments to confront illegal trade in animals.
- Global Counterfeit Trade
A deadly factory fire draws scrutiny to counterfeit goods flowing between Grenesia, Ekara, and Bayaria.
- International HIV/AIDS Crisis
A jump in HIV/AIDS cases threatens ties between Daymar and Lateen, causing a diplomatic crisis.
In this historical scenario, global leaders negotiate to restore peace in the Darfur region of Sudan.
- Crisis in the Ocean
Stakeholders convene to address illegal fishing activities that are jeopardizing Hiroot’s food supply.