This simulation course is designed for students who have taken an International Negotiations course and want to further develop the skills introduced in that course. Specifically, in this smaller class environment, students will obtain real world, international negotiating experience based on actual negotiations and international issues. Students will face the same situations experienced negotiators face in the international context and the course will provide students with opportunities for one-on-one interaction with international negotiators during their negotiation simulations.
Through this course, students will:
- Develop and sharpen legal and negotiating skills in the international context by simulating real world negotiations in a real-world setting.
- Gain knowledge in how to prepare, strategize, and conduct a negotiation in the international context. This includes legal, historical, political, diplomatic, and other research necessary to prepare for an international negotiation.
- Come to understand and be able to use an organized theoretical framework in which to analyze the problems of international negotiations.
- Engage in effective problem-solving with respect to the simulated exercises, whether alone or in teams.
- Identify and appreciate ethical considerations related to international negotiations and the importance of credibility, authenticity, and honesty.
- Demonstrate professionalism in interactions with classmates and professors.
- Engage in self-reflection and peer critique, including applying lessons learned in exercises to future performances, and providing constructive criticism to classmates.