NPT Simulation Playbook, 2020in on March 23, 2023
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The following report serves as a handbook on the Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference for participants in the course International Security in a Changing World (POLS 114S/HIST 104D) at Stanford University, originally designed and taught by Joe Felter, Scott D. Sagan, and Harold Trinkunas.
The structure of this handbook is twofold. First, we review important background information about the NPT Review Conference including a history of the Conferences since 1975, the organizational structure, key delegations, and coalitions of the conference. Second, we provide our recommendations on how the instructors may best execute a simulation of the NPT Review Conference with careful attention paid to student roles, assignments, negotiation issues, and educational goals.
The simulation starts with a one hour session in which the delegations make formal presentations to their Heads of State. The conference takes place over the course of two eight hour days.
|Link to Resource|
|Topic / Subject Matter||Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Weapons, Proliferation|
|Skillset||Critical Thinking, Negotiation|
|Lens / Approach / Method||Historical, Policy Relevant|
|Content Tag||Disarmament, nuclear proliferation, nuclear proliferation treaty, Nuclear Weapons|
|Minimum Number of Participants||50|
|Maximum Number of Participants||100|
|Group or Individual|
|Recommended group size|
|Number of Leaders|
|Total Prep Time|
|Total activity time||17|