A Course-Long Online Simulation: The International Relations of COVID-19

Tanisha M. Fazal, Maria Sanchez

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We report on the development and use of a course-long, online simulation in a recent, upper-level undergraduate course on the International Relations of COVID-19. We demonstrate how to conduct a simulation in an entirely online environment by including a description of our processes and logistical advice, guidance, and specific examples. This simulation format can be easily translated to fit varying durations, issue areas, and in-person formats. Our students reported that the simulation was a rewarding and thought-provoking experience, as they were offered a front-seat view to the inherent substantive and logistical challenges of international negotiation about an ongoing international crisis in real time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)297-306
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Political Science Education
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2023

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  • Simulations
  • active learning
  • global health
  • international negotiations
  • online learning


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