Diplomacy in Action

The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM) is delighted to announce a new project with the State Department’s U.S. Diplomacy Center to create diplomatic simulations for a global audience of students and educators. The project, entitled “Diplomacy in Action: Diplomatic Simulations in the Classroom,” includes simulation writing, curriculum design, and video production.

RRCHNM has assembled a team of national and international educators to advise on the project, write content, and pilot test the simulations in classrooms around the world.

Diplomatic simulations immerse secondary and university students in the tools of diplomacy through problem solving, communication, alliance building, and compromise. Students role play diplomatic representatives from multiple stakeholders, negotiating international disputes and working together to find solutions.

The U.S. Diplomacy Center, scheduled to open to the public in 2018 in the Harry S. Truman Building in Washington, D.C., will be an education center and interactive museum dedicated to telling the story, teaching the lessons, and preserving the legacy of American diplomacy.