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About Model Diplomacy

Model Diplomacy is a free simulation program that invites students, educators, and professionals from a variety of backgrounds to step into the roles of decision-makers on the U.S. National Security Council (NSC) or UN Security Council.

Classroom Ready

Used in all fifty states and over one hundred countries by high schools, colleges and universities, military academies, international organizations, and the U.S. and foreign governments, Model Diplomacy delivers compelling interactive materials to meet a range of curricular goals. The seventeen case studies and accompanying teaching notes, created in consultation with Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) experts, cover pressing historical and hypothetical diplomatic issues. Instructors can quickly set up a simulation with a few clicks, or customize a simulation to meet their exact needs. Every semester, countless instructors and professionals benefit from the free resources Model Diplomacy provides.

Twenty-First-Century Learning

Dynamic, in-person role-play lets students see policymaking and negotiation in action, while thorough case studies allow students to explore issues rooted in everything from international relations and history to public health and climate science to demographics and economics. In addition to learning about the issues, institutions, and processes involved in foreign policy–making, students who participate in a Model Diplomacy simulation build critical thinking, communication, and collaboration skills, all while preparing to be informed and active citizens.

Assistant Professor Okoh at the University of Akron (©Lauren Collins)
Assistant Professor Okoh at the University of Akron - Lauren Collins


World101 offers a growing library of multimedia explainers that teach complex international affairs concepts and foreign policy–making processes through entertaining, interactive storytelling techniques. This immersive experience is appropriate for a variety of settings—classrooms, corporate training rooms, or home. Learn more at world101.cfr.org.

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About CFR

CFR is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders, and other interested citizens in order to help them better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries.