• CASES AND SIMULATIONS

  • Setting: International

  • Converging!

    This simulation prompts students to work on interest-based collaborative problems in a role play that parallels the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The framework involves two disputing parties and a third-party intervener, all of whom must choose whether to fall into familiar patterns of competition and coercion, or endeavor to collaborate and achieve cooperative outcomes. AUTHORS: Noam Ebner and Yael Efron, Tachlit Mediation and Negotiation Training, Israel. Honorable mention, Best Teaching Simulation Competition, 2007

     

    Corruption in Atlantikk Simulation

    Corruption in the Republic of Atlantikk is a simulation designed to illuminate the challenges and complexities of public administration, corruption and sustainable development in an international setting characterized by significant ambiguity, expectations for collaboration, and divisive organizational politics. AUTHORS: Tina Nabatchi and Rigo Melgar-Melgar, Syracuse University Maxwell School. Honorable mention, Best Teaching Simulation Competition, 2017
     

    David Green- Delivering Quality Eyecare in the Developing Countries through Collaborative Systems

    Sustainable healthcare systems have gained prominence in recent times, and social entrepreneurs have been playing an instrumental role in addressing critical healthcare issues through cost-effective methods, innovative approaches, and collaborative interventions. This case is about American social entrepreneur David Green, who revolutionized eye care by providing low-cost Intraocular Lenses to the poor, creating in the process a ripple effect on corporate medical equipment manufacturers, governments, and the regulators of various countries.  AUTHORS: K.B.S. Kumar and Indu Perepu, IBS Center for Management Research (ICMR). Winner of the Glendal E and Alice D. Wright Prize Fund for Conflict and Collaboration Studies in International Development, 2018. 

     

    DeBola: A Prisoner's Dilemma Simulation-Game for NGOs

    DeBola is a prisoners dilemma simulation-game for teaching collaborative problem solving, conflict analysis and resolution, negotiation, and decision-making. Specifically, it does so in the context of NGOs and mission-driven organizations. Set against the background of ongoing Ebola outbreaks in Africa, a scenario right out of today’s headlines, it offers participants the sense of applying their analysis and skills to real-world problems.  AUTHOR: Noam Ebner, of Creighton University School of Law. Winner First Place, Best Teaching Simulation Competition 2017

     

    Education in Adlabad

    This simulation illuminates the complexities and challenges of public administration and management in an international network setting characterized by significant ambiguity, expectations for collaboration, and divisive organizational politics. AUTHOR: Tina Nabatchi, Maxwell School, Syracuse University. First Place Award, Best Teaching Simulation Competition, 2012
     

    FlashPoint: Syria, 2014 –– An International Conflict Management Simulation

    This simulation game is constructed as a teaching tool for the topics of conflict analysis and resolution, collaboration, negotiation, mediation and public international law. Set against the background of the ongoing crisis in Syria, it offers students the sense of applying their analysis and skills to real-world problems; it can be updated to reflect the realities in the region as these develop and change. AUTHORS: Noam Ebner, Creighton Univ. Law School; Yael Efron, Zefat College School of Law; Nellie Munin, Zefat Academic College. First Place Award, Best Teaching Simulation Competition, 2014

     

    From Alliance to International: The Global Transformation of Save the Children

    This case examines how leaders in Save the Children, a large International NGO were driven to consider major organizational transformation, how they created a sense of urgency around the case for change, and how they created a coalition for change. It also illustrates implementation issues that may arise when large INGOs undergo significant transformation, and points to signals of early results. AUTHORS: Steven J Lux and Tosca Maria Bruno-VanVijfeijken, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University. Snow Foundation Award for Best Case or Simulation in Collaborative Nonprofit Management, 2013.
     

    Joint Action Plan- Negotiations on the Iran Nuclear Deal

    This negotiation simulation is based on the negotiations held in 2014-15 between selected stakeholders in the international community and Iran to limit its nuclear program in return for the lifting of international sanctions. It also addresses the role of culture in negotiations. AUTHORS: Anil Raman, an officer in the Indian Army, is currently a graduate student in the Global & Area Studies Department at the University of Wyoming and Steven Smutko, who prepared the training note,  Spicer Chair of Collaborative Practice in the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming.  Honorable mention in Best Teaching Simulation Competition 2016.
     

    Little Golano

    Designed for dedicated and committed participants, the Little Golano simulation engrosses students in an environment that engenders in-depth understanding of the complexities of managing international conflict, and advanced skill-building in conflict resolution, negotiation and mediation. AUTHORS: Noam Ebner, Werner Institute of Creighton University, and Yael Efron, Zefat Academic College - School of Law, Hebrew University. First Place Award, Best Teaching Simulation Competition, 2011
     

    Model EU-European Council-European Agenda on Migration Simulation

    The European Agenda on Migration focuses on the issue of migration to the EU in the midst of an ongoing humanitarian crisis. It is a teaching-tool for undergraduate and graduate courses on such topics as European Union studies, international organizations, international relations, conflict analysis and resolution, negotiation, mediation, and international law. It can also for preparing for or conducting Model European conferences. AUTHORS: Noam Ebner, Professor, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (NCR) Program, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, Creighton University; Alexandru Balas, Director, Clark Center for Global Engagement and Assistant Professor of International Studies, SUNY Cortland; Andreas Kotelis, Visiting Instructor at SUNY-Cortland; and the EU Delegation to the U.S.  First Place Award, Best Teaching Simulation Competition, 2018. 
     

    New Funding, New Beginnings: To Collaborate or Not to Collaborate

    As donors shift the focus of their funding, nongovernmental organizations must respond. This case presents recurrent challenges NGOs face in their work and highlights important management and governance issues that are impacted by shifts in funding, including collaboration as a strategic option. AUTHORS: Khaldoun AbouAssi, Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, and Catherine Herrold, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Third Place Award, Best Teaching Case Competition, 2014

     

    Pablo-Burford Sustainable Water Quality Network

    This simulation focuses on two countries that face a water crisis and must work together to protect their shared underground aquifers. The existing international agreements do not provide the means to resolve the numerous disputes. Therefore community groups organize a meeting of network members called ''the Summit," the purpose of which is to reach agreement amongst primary stakeholders on the major issues surrounding groundwater quality and availability.  AUTHORS: Adapted by Rosemary O'Leary and Rob Alexander (2011) with permission from the Sustainability Challenge Foundation.
     

    Roles of Public Managers in Networked Governance

    This simulation provides students the opportunity to engage in a negotiation process to develop a land tenure system to resolve land disputes in a post-disaster context in a developing country. Students will take on roles shaped by different ways of knowing, values, and expertise in the negotiation and reflect on roles of public managers in resolving conflicting points of view and manifestations of knowledge and power regarding post-disaster redevelopment and land tenure.  AUTHORS: William Butler,  Catherine Lampi, and Francisco Rosado, Florida State University's Department of Urban and Regional Planning.  Honorable Mention, Best Teaching Simulation Competition, 2016. 
     

    Silver World: Science in International Policy Making

    Silver World is a simulated experience that evokes and replicates important aspects of international policy-making. It is designed to help participants understand the important balance between scientific, social, and economic views in the context of environmental decision-making. The simulation is modeled after the ongoing United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) Intergovernmental Negotiations on Mercury.  AUTHOR: Svetoslava Todorova, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Syracuse University.  Honorable Mention, Best Teaching Simulation Competition, 2016.
     

    The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Simulation

    The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a role play designed to illuminate the challenges of collaboration for addressing wicked problems. The role play requires actors from six organizations to come together to discuss the possibilities for creating a collaborative governance regime to address the problem of the Garbage Patch.  AUTHORS: Khaldoun AbouAssi, American University and Tina Nabatchi, Syracuse University Maxwell School. Winner First Place, Best Teaching Simulation Competition 2017  
     

    Ukraine in Conflict

    Ukraine in Conflict is a negotiation simulation based on the events following the Ukrainian revolution of December 2013.  This simulation can be used to teach negotiation, mediation, conflict resolution, and international conflict. Based on events occurring in Ukraine in 2014, the simulation allows for a realistic situation with very possible roles and outcomes.  AUTHORS: Zachary Barr, and Steven Smutko, University of Wyoming. Honorable Mention, Best Teaching Simulation Competition, 2015.