IRO Students Take Part in Planpolitik Simulation Game

Planpolitik hosted a multi-level simulation game based around an election in a fictional country. Image: Private.

Planpolitik hosted a multi-level simulation game based around an election in a fictional country. Image: Private.

M.A. International Relations Online (IRO) students have taken part in a geopolitical simulation game on the fourth day of in-house classes.

News from Feb 25, 2016

International Relations Online (IRO) students from the Center for Global Politics (CGP) are now well into their most recent week of in-house classes. The master students are completing a week of face-to-face classes as part of their blended learning programs. Within these programs, most of their tuition is conducted online, with the benefits of flexibility and remote learning, however in-house classes are also used as a way to provide students with the best of both worlds. For several days now, the IRO students, many of which have never met in person before, have been working together on campus at the Freie Universität Berlin to learn and discuss key issues in their field of study. Additionally, they build up robust friendships and connections for their future careers.

Today students from the 9th run of M.A. International Relations Online learnt of the global flows of capital and finance which have a significant effect on the modern political scene. Following this they were asked to evaluate the CGP and its in-house classes, enabling further improvement into the future.

At the same time, the 10th run of M.A. International Relations Online took part in a hands-on simulation game hosted by Planpolitik. Throughout the day, students worked through the problem of a disputed election in the fictional country of Fontania through a multi-level simulation. Within this simulation game, students got to practice the skills of diplomatic negotiation and high-stakes bargaining that they have learnt during their time at the CGP.

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