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Engage your students in learning with one of ICONS' ready-to-use simulations! Browse our catalog for more information about available simulations and instructions on how to order a simulation for use in your course. Learn more about What We Do.

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Border Dispute: The Temple of Preah Vihear

Border Dispute: The Temple of Preah VihearCompeting claims to a sacred Buddhist temple site along the border of Thailand and Cambodia fuel a tense dispute between the countries in this negotiation simulation. Representing various stakeholders, students will attempt to resolve the long-standing conflict and keep the two nations from being pulled into a destructive war.
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Borders, Environment, and Trade in the Americas

Borders, Environment, and Trade in the AmericasRepresenting the national governments of countries in North America, South America, and the Caribbean, students in this simulation will debate strategies for addressing the region's security, economic, and environmental problems.
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Confronting Globalization

Confronting GlobalizationChallenge students to examine the effects of globalization from a variety of perspectives as they portray six countries tasked with identifying a shared response to globalization among developed and developing nations. Students represent China, Iran, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, and the UK.
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Crisis in North Korea

Crisis in North KoreaExplore the complexities of negotiating an end to a crisis in an atmosphere of mutual suspicion and mistrust. This simulation places students in the roles of key global leaders as they attempt to determine the cause of a recent explosion in North Korea and de-escalate tensions between parties.
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Crisis in Valleyton

Crisis in ValleytonAs a dam threatens to burst near the fictional town of Valleyton, Arizona, local, state, and national government actors must work together to avoid disaster. Crisis leadership skills are put to the test as participants in this simulation must quickly develop a plan of action and consider short and long term implications of their decisions.
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European Union

European UnionCast as officials from EU member states, students in this simulation examine the overlapping issues of the economy, security and human rights in the European Union and work to develop shared solutions to some of the region's most pressing issues.
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Globalization and Nigerian Oil

Globalization and Nigerian OilExamine globalization through the case of oil-rich, but debt-burdened, Nigeria. Students play the roles of international, national, and local actors participating in negotiations critical to the future of the Niger River delta region.
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Green Trade and the WTO

Green Trade and the WTONavigate the nuances of international trade negotiations. Playing the roles of World Trade Organization country delegations, students in this simulation attempt to craft an agreement that liberalizes the trade of environmental goods.
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India-Pakistan Crisis

India-Pakistan CrisisA wave of terrorist attacks in the capital of New Delhi sparks tensions between India and its neighbor and longtime rival Pakistan in this crisis simulation. Suspicions run rampant as the two countries, along with the UN and the United States, engage in high-pressure negotiations.
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International Relations of Africa

International Relations of AfricaThis simulation engages students in addressing the security, economic, and health crises gripping many nations in Africa. Participants play the roles of diplomats from African countries challenged with developing regional solutions to these problems while also struggling to protect national interests.
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International Relations of Southeast Asia

International Relations of Southeast AsiaFree trade expansion, security, public health, and environmental concerns are all under negotiation in this regional simulation, which casts students in the roles of diplomats from Southeast Asian countries. Participants must work together to craft agreements addressing critical issues facing the region.
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International System

International SystemThis simulation focuses on military security, human security, and economic issues affecting the international community. Student teams portray various nations and negotiate online to develop solutions to important global problems.
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International Whaling Commission

International Whaling CommissionThe member nations of this intergovernmental organization, each with their own position and level of involvement in whaling issues, meet in this simulation to discuss a controversial commercial whaling moratorium. Negotiations focus on whether the current moratorium should continue, although many countries have additional concerns.
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Northern Ireland: Contested Ground

Northern Ireland: Contested GroundSet in a small town in Northern Ireland, students portray local residents on a committee tasked with determining the location for a new technology training center in town. This simulation challenges students to negotiate in a contentious environment and build community in a region with a long history of religious and political tension.
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Piracy off the Somali Coast

Piracy off the Somali CoastWhen pirate activity in the Indian Ocean wreaks havoc on the world's shipping industry, this simulation challenges students to participate in tense negotiations on the international response to this growing "business."
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The Future of Global Food Security

The Future of Global Food SecurityNegotiators in this simulation attempt to address a range of issues affecting the availability, access, and utilization of food around the world. Participants will work together to develop a series of short- and long-term proposals for attaining greater food security.
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The Resource Curse: Emerging Markets in South America

The Resource Curse: Emerging Markets in South AmericaNavigate global markets and local politics in this high stakes negotiation simulation! Multi-national corporations compete to gain access to Bolivia’s coveted lithium deposits, while the Bolivian government aims to strike a deal that will satisfy internal stakeholders and provide the economic boost the country so desperately needs.
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Trash Trouble: Development Politics in St. Ann

Trash Trouble:  Development Politics in St. AnnThe fictional Caribbean island nation of "St. Ann" provides a compelling setting for this simulation's negotiation between a developing country's government leaders and its civil society organizations over the best solutions to a series of waste management problems. Ethnic tensions along with influential media outlets contribute to the dynamics.
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U.S. Senate

U.S. SenateIlluminate the inner workings of committee politics in this simulation which casts students as senators sitting on several committees. Throughout the simulation, students learn about the compromises and considerations necessary to create legislation as they consider, amend, and vote on a variety of bills at the committee level.
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UN Security Council

UN Security CouncilStep into the roles of United Nations Security Council member countries and make tough decisions about the UN's response to situations affecting the international community. Participants in this simulation negotiate on draft resolutions relevant to issues of human trafficking, ethnic violence, development and conflict, and resource extraction.
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World War II and War Crimes

World War II and War CrimesIn this simulation set at the end of the Second World War, students become global leaders tasked with decision-making at a key moment in the 20th century. Together, as the Allied powers, they must decide the appropriate legal framework and penalty structure for the defeated German leadership.
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