Students Reenact Humanitarian Intervention in Simulation

Students in POLS 410 - International Regimes and Global Governance received a first-hand experience of the dilemmas faced during humanitarian crises, as they participated in a humanitarian intervention simulation designed by Prof. Amy Atchison with assistance from the local American Red Cross chapter.  Students assumed the roles of key players in such crises including civilian refugees, workers for non-governmental organizations, and border guards. Prof. Atchison hopes that the simulation will help students better understand the kinds of problems faced by people living in many parts of the world and also recognize the challenges non-governmental organizations must overcome to serve them.

The simulation was featured in a recent article in the Post-Tribune.