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Oct 1

Gaming Climate Change

October 1, 2022 at 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Hosted by Dr John Curry and Dr Stephen Augilar Milan at Bath Spa University

Melting ice is the visible sign of change in the Arctic circle, but behind the scenes, states are positioning themselves for a “New Great Game”. Historically the “Great Game” described the power struggle between the great nations of the Russian and British Empires over territories, communications links, and natural resources in central Asia. As the ice-free zones in the Arctic circle continue to widen each year, North America, the European nations, Russia, and China are setting out strategies. Each wants to gain access to undiscovered natural resources, trade routes, fisheries, and geopolitical advantage.

Play your part in determining the next world superpower by participating in this one-of-a-kind virtual role play. Participants must watch a recorded lecture on the game methodology and geo-political context before participating.