Conflict Simulation Seminar in Caucasus 2009


Freie Universität Berlin

Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science



Financial support:

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)


Jun 01, 2009 — Dec 31, 2009

The simulation is embedded in a 7day Seminar, including Preparation and Evaluation. The simulation offers an excellent chance for a change of perspective and thereby increases the participant's comprehension of the simulated conflict. All participants will slip into the role of one of the main stakeholders of the conflict and try to enforce his/her interests and to achieve his/her goals. Through the simulation political processes and dynamics can be experienced by this the participants get a chance to develop personal, alternative models of explanation for the progress of conflict. Accordingly the Seminar facilitates active learning and constitutes an extension to prevail cognitive acquirement of knowledge.