Smolny Beyond Borders

A Liberal Arts Initiative

Group Exercise on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at Freie Universität, Berlin

Join us for an enlightening conflict simulation designed by a team of researchers: Marat Atnashev from Narxoz University, KZ, an Associate at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University; and Timur Atnashev, a Research Fellow at Université de Toulouse and Professor at Shaninka. This dynamic simulation models the intricate aspects of the Russian aggression in Ukraine and offers a multi-party, role-based experience with 30-40 diverse roles.

The primary objective of this simulation isn’t to predict outcomes or emulate war, but to provide an academic laboratory setting, facilitating a deeper understanding of conflict dynamics, emergent patterns, and potential triggers such as major escalations or peace talks.

Engaging in this simulation, participants will hone their skills in system thinking, communication, conflict management, and resolution.

This immersive experience will be hosted on 16 – 17 September 2023 at the Freie Universität Berlin campus. An optional preparatory webinar will provide insights into conflict and negotiation theory. The event will conclude with a debriefing session.

For a detailed overview, please refer to the attached PDF. If this experience aligns with your interests, and you’re ready to dedicate two days to it, register using the provided link. Our organizing team will gladly assist with any queries you might have.

And for those passionately drawn to understanding conflicts, we highly recommend our course, “Cognitive Aspects of Conflict Resolution” led by Mikhail Allakhverdov. Dive deep into the intricacies of cognitive mechanisms underlying conflict situations. Apply before September 2!