Immerse students in the world of American diplomacy

The U.S. Diplomacy Center Education Program connects high school and college students with the world of American diplomacy, increasing their understanding of diplomacy and inspiring them to be involved in foreign affairs.

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Everything you need to conduct a simulation in your own classroom. These are hands-on exercises that allow students and teachers to experience what it is like to be a diplomat while grappling with complex foreign affairs topics.

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Free Downloadable Materials

In our eight diplomacy simulations, students negotiate global challenges ranging from migration to wildlife trafficking.

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It helped me realize how important it is to compromise and listen closely to agreements made. It made me think of diplomacy as more important than I previously thought it was.

Hampton University Student, June 2017

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What Students & Teachers are Saying

It helped me realize how important it is to compromise and listen closely to agreements made. It made me think of diplomacy as more important than I previously thought it was.

Hampton University Student, June 2017

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It helped me realize how important it is to compromise and listen closely to agreements made. It made me think of diplomacy as more important than I previously thought it was.

Hampton University Student, June 2017

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Available Simulations

– Freshwater Crisis: Energy Security and Economic Growth
– International Migration Crisis: Human Rights and Border Security
– International Nuclear Crisis: Non-Proliferation and National Sovereignty
– Global Counterfeit Trade: The High Cost of Cheap Goods
– Crisis in the Oceans: Sustaining Fisheries in International Waters
– International Wildlife Trafficking: Plight of the Pangolins
– HIV/AIDS Crisis: Global Health and Development
– Peacebuilding: The Challenge of Darfur

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