Course date

6 July - 17 July, 1998
Application deadline
15 February, 1998
Course Director(s): 

Mark Boyer

International Relations, University of Connecticut, Storrs, United States of America
Course Faculty: 

Brigid Starkey

University of Maryland, Adelphi, United States of America

Elena Kassimovskaya

Moscow State Lomonosov University, Russian Federation

Riina Kuusik

Concordia International University, Tallinn, Estonia

Teaching Negotiation Across the Internet is a two-week CEU Summer University Course focusing on the use of computer-assisted simulations to teach international relations at the undergraduate and masters levels. The ICONS simulation approach links college classes from around the world over the Internet. Each group of students represents a different real-world country in simulations during the academic year. Simulations cover topics ranging from multiple issue simulations (five weeks in duration) to more topically (e.g., water politics issues) and regionally (e.g., the European political landscape) focused exercises (three weeks in duration).

This course also focuses on other active learning approaches to teaching international negotiation and bargaining in college classrooms and examines such factors in the negotiation process as the impact of culture, personality styles of negotiators, strategy and tactics of negotiation, and problem-solving approaches to conflict resolution.