April 5, 2011

Simulating Post-Conflict Environmental Remediation Strategies at SIPA

In this University Seminar, Marc Levy, Adjunct Professor and Deputy Director of the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), will share how he is implementing a CCNMTL-developed simulation known as Ground|Work into his graduate course that focuses on the environment and post-conflict resolution strategies.

Dr. Levy uses the simulation to challenge his students to contend directly with the separation between theory (text) and practice (real-world events). Students are asked to 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. Levy will present his simulation, discuss classroom implementation, and describe the potential for simulations like this to be useful outside of Columbia, along with CCNMTL Educational Technologist Maria Janelli.

Date: April 5th 3p
Location: 523 Butler Library
Phone: (212) 854 9058

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