Every year at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, political science students undergo an intensive peacebuilding exercise. This is all part of a class to train students how to overcome bureaucratic obstacles post-conflict.
McGill professor Rex Brynen created a unique peacebuilding simulation game to give them a real-world experience. The fictional country is Brynania, named after himself, and it’s located in a region called Equatorial Cyberspace, known as Cyberia to the fictional international community.
Actors such as the United Nations, European Union, the Red Cross and Medecins sans Frontieres all assume their responsibilities with students playing each role to their best ability. The Brynania simulation takes course the last week of McGill’s academic year.