This simulation is based on an actual crisis negotiation that occurred at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem from April 2 to May 10, 2002 between the Israeli Crisis Negotiation Unit (CNU) and seasoned Palestinian negotiators appointed by Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. This two-party negotiation simulation is suited for participants interested in understanding the dynamics of crisis negotiation. >> Read more
Each project and simulation is designed to accomplish a specific learning objective. From multi-party conversations to rigorous scored negotiations; from two parties to twenty parties, from two hours to three months; each LINC simulation is unique. The projects featured here are some of LINC’s latest work.
A major explosion has just occurred at a hydro-electric power station that runs along the border of Abkhazia and Georgia and in doing so, raises the stakes in an ongoing regional conflict. Unsettled Channels is an 18-hour, 8-party simulation which uses the above scenario to highlight the stages of conflict prevention, conflict management and resolution, and post-conflict reconciliation and reconstruction. >> Read more
This 9-hour, 25-party simulation addresses humanitarian needs in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Participants come together as representatives of several cross-sector stakeholders to create policy recommendations addressing competing short-term and long-term issues. >> Read more
This simulation places participants in representations of the six roles in a scored “game” that allows them to avoid role playing while still being forced to answer to their constituencies (the point system) in a hypothetical summit to discuss normalization of relations and the denuclearization of North Korea between all six countries involved in the Six Party Talks (The United States, Russia, South Korea, North Korea, China, and Japan are all equally represented in the simulation). >> Read more
This is a multi-party mediated simulation taking place in present day Iraq. A long festering conflict over the oil rich city of Kirkuk is threatening to disrupt the fragile peace in this area of Iraq. This conflict reflects a deep schism between Arabs and Kurds dating back to the creation of modern Iraq. The stakes are high. Tension between ethnic groups could drag neighboring countries such as Turkey into the fray. >> Read more
This simulation is about a property dispute in present day Iraq. Saad Salman is a Sunni man who fled the Iraqi neighborhood of Karrada under threat of sectarian violence. During his absence, Basel Naser, a Shia man who was internally displaced, moved his family into Salman’s home. Salman, upon returning from a refugee camp in Syria, wants to move back into his house, but Naser has nowhere else to go. >> Read more
Participants in this simulation experience the dynamics faced by the Israeli, Palestinian, and Norwegian representatives who took part in negotiating the historic Oslo Accords in 1993. Oslo is particularly well suited for participants interested in the nature of secret negotiations as well as those who seek to learn more about the history of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. >> Read more
Harnessing Energy is a simulated negotiation on the use of wind farms as an alternative energy source. Participating students will take on a role of one of the parties that have an interest in a new wind farm project. By acting out their particular role and negotiating with the other parties, participants will wrestle with the benefits and realities of transitioning to renewable energy sources.