How should Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak respond to the massive protests plaguing his country? This in-class simulation requires students to adopt Egyptian and international actors' perspectives to aid President Mubarak's decision making. This activity is a two-stage simulation where students use in-class and outside research to take on the interests of domestic and international actors. In the first stage, participants help Mubarak decide the rankings of various strategies available to restore order. In the second stage, international actors attempt to persuade Mubarak of particular strategies to deal with the protests. Students are assessed based on their participation and via a pre and post quiz.
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