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University Seminar: Simulating Post-Conflict Environmental Remediation Strategies

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On April 5th, come join the discussion at the University Seminar on New Media Teaching and Learning entitled Simulating Post-Conflict Environmental Remediation Strategies at SIPA. Marc Levy, Adjunct Professor and Deputy Director of the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), will share how he is implementing Ground|Work, a simulation that focuses on the environment and post-conflict resolution strategies, into his graduate course.

Mr. Levy uses the simulation to challenge his students to contend directly with the separation between theory and practice. Students leverage information from readings, class discussions, and case studies to make informed decisions that directly impact a simulated country that is progressing through different stages of conflict. Students work in teams to complete activities that mirror those undertaken by mid-level managers dealing with the environment and recovery in post-conflict countries. Mr. Levy will be joined by Maria Janelli, CCNMTL educational technologist and project manager for Ground|Work, to demonstrate the CCNMTL-developed simulation, discuss classroom implementation, and describe the potential for similar simulations here and beyond Columbia.

Date: Tuesday, April 5th, 2011
Time: 3:00p - 4:30p
Location: Room 523, Butler Library
Register: RSVP
Details: University Seminar Web Page