17.914 International Politics in the New Century - via Simulation, Interactive Gaming, and 'Edutainment'

January (IAP) 2005

Visualizing data.

Visualizing data. (Image courtesy of the National Geophysical Data Center.)

Course Highlights

This course features detailed homework assignments.

Course Description

This workshop is designed to introduce students to different perspectives on politics and the state of the world through new visualization techniques and approaches to interactive political gaming (and selective 'edutainment'). Specifically, we shall explore applications of interactive tools (such as video and web-based games, blogs or simulations) to examine critical challenges in international politics of the 21C century focusing specifically on general insights and specific understandings generated by operational uses of core concepts in political science.
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Prof. Nazli Choucri

Course Meeting Times

Three Day Workshop
3 hours / day