United States Foreign Policy(USFP)

United States Foreign Policy

Projecting American Leadership Around the World

It is a principle incorporated into the settled policy of America, that as peace is better than war, war is better than tribute.   
                                                                                      -James Madison

INTRODUCTION
From its very foundation, U.S. foreign policy decisions have had a profound impact on not only the strength, security, and prosperity of American citizens; but on that of citizens and nations the world over. This simulation emulates the strategic, institutional, and political structures though which American foreign policy objectives are pursued and highlights the consequences of U.S. foreign policy choices.

ABOUT THIS SIMULATION
The United States Foreign Policy Simulation serves as a capstone project for courses addressing the forging of foreign policy decisions and the projection of American power. Comprising the final six weeks of a sixteen week semester, students draw upon course materials that examine in detail the historical, institutional, and structural mechanisms though which American foreign policy objectives have been pursued in the past and the consequences of those outcomes. Providing practical application to these abstract concepts, students are assigned one of several pivotal foreign policy roles and are forced to confront a variety of real life and course-driven challenges in real time.   

SKILL SET DEVELOPMENT

∴ Governmental Processes
∴ Critical Thought & Analysis
∴ Consequence Awareness
∴ Negotiation Strategies
∴ Conflict Mediation Techniques
∴ Information Organization
∴ Policy Research Tactics
∴ Professional Oral Communications
∴ Expert Written Communications
∴ Public Speaking and Presentation

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