Students will participate in a simulation of the ad hoc OAU committee that the secretary general of the Organization of African Unity—Dr. Salim Ahmed Salim—has organized to deal with the conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea.

Simulation on Conflict Prevention in the Greater Horn of Africa

Scenario

In this simulation rich with historical detail, participants role-play representatives of Organisation of African Unity member states. They are asked to devise a blueprint for preventing the Ethiopian-Eritrean border conflict from spreading into neighboring countries, and to deal with the refugee crisis in the Horn of Africa, a humanitarian crisis that strains the economies—and the political relations—of the countries in the region. In their roles as OAU representatives, participants in this intricate simulation, witness first-hand the tremendous challenge of trying to obtain consensus among multiple actors with often competing agendas on the tools of conflict prevention.

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