Franck BIANCHERI <firstname.lastname@example.org>
P. Tapio Varis, Ph.D, Professor <email@example.com>
Dr. Marco Antonio R. Dias <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Dr. David A. Johnson, AICP <email@example.com>
Professor Jim Hines <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Dr. Dalia Moawad <email@example.com>
Roger Lee Boston <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Dr. Gerald O. Barney <email@example.com>
(1) Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT I) in response to my
listserve distribution of
"Global Peace Gaming (Part II) - April 21, 2000" which can be found at
I will reply to your subject of our presenting
the Global University
System (GUS) project at your conference first, and then reply to your
inquiry on the possibility of demonstrating a Global Peace Gaming during
(2) Many thanks for your accepting our proposition to present
project at your exciting Newropeans Congress on October 5 to 7, 2000 in
Paris -- <http://www.newropeans.org>.
During the board mtg of our GLOSAS/USA on 4/20th,
Tapio and David have
agreed to attend your conference to present our GUS project. They will
appreciate your generous offer of free food and accommodations.
I am very happy to learn that you know Marco.
Pls reserve the
dates for Franck's conference, though we will meet
and discuss at our mini-workshop in Manaus, Amazona, Brazil on
5/31st to June 2 -- see
Tapio and David would appreciate it if your
conference will provide them
with Internet/web access at high speed (preferably better than 56 Kbps)
and a projector/large screen, etc.
If you can attend
this conference, you may join Tapio and David to
present your InfoDev project.
I would be very happy to publicize your conference
in our listserve
distributions and web.
(3) About your inquiry if we can make a small scale global peace
during your conference:
This depends on the replies to the outline
of my following propositions
from Prof. Jime Hines (M.I.T.), Dr. Dalia Moawad (RITSEC), and if
necessary, Prof. Roger Boston (Houston Community College System).
(4) The participants of this demonstration will be students in
countries, which are Jordan, Lebanon, Kuwait, Emirates, Tunisia,
Morocco, and Egypt.
They took Prof. Hines' distance learning courses
on Managing Complex
This distance learning project was funded by
the InfoDev of the World
this event with your people and reply to me ASAP.
This can be a very good publicity of your project to develop many
partners in European countries and also a good starting point of
our collaboration which you proposed -- see "Connection with Egypt
and Arabic countries - April 28, 2000" at <http://www.kagawa-jc.ac.jp/~steve/global-univ-2000.html>.
(5) During the demonstration, all of those students will be linked
videoconferencing (say, CU-SeeMe or NetMeeting, etc.) -- or if video is
not possible, with audio conference or chat, at least.
This means that
they need to have a camera and higher speed
Internet access than 56 Kbps.
the possibility of connecting them via Internet, for
video, audio, whiteboard, slide show, etc. as similar to the one
you did during our Tampere event -- see
If Franck can
provide broadband Internet line at the demo site
(there is more than 165 Mbps line between the US and France), you
may also do streaming audio/video as you did with Colette and
David Johnson -- see <http://www.teched.org/starlink>.
If Franck provides us with enough time, say, 1.5 hour, you
may use 0.5 hour for your presentation of your distance
learning courses, too, and you then keep watch the
connection with the Arabic students during the following
demo by Prof. Hines for about one hour.
Dear Prof. Hines:
(6) It was my great pleasure to talk with you over the phone a few hours ago.
In response to Franck's request, I wonder if
you can demonstrate World
Dynamics model which you used in your distance learning course on
Managing Complex Systems" with the Arabic students of RITSEC project.
I would appreciate it if you can kindly emphasize
the use of "Cause-and-Effect"
diagram for better understanding of interdependence among world
phenomena -- see STRUCTURE OF THRESHOLD 21 at
Jay Forrester of M.I.T. once said (when I took his course in
1967) that the primary purpose of systems dynamics
simulation is NOT for its prediction/forecasting, but for
the clearer understanding of such interdependent
relationship of social factors. I thought that this, with
scientific and rational analysis and critical thinking,
ought to be the basic principle of global education for peace
Dr. G. O. Barney of the Millennium Institute (which
has the above web site) has been a strong advocate of Systems
Dynamics methodology since early 1970s. He produced a report on
the 21st century for President Jimmy Carter just prior to his
leaving the White House.
Institute has constructed many national models for
Bangladesh, Benin, Cambodia, China, Italy, Malawi, Somaliland,
Tunisia, US, etc. However, alas, they have not linked each other
yet, though the interdependence among them is apparent -- more so
with globalization in the 21st century.
in my previous listserves (ATTACHMENT II), our next
task is to link those national models which will be resided in the
computers in their individual countries (in distributed computer
simulation mode) for our Globally Collaborative Environmental
Peace Gaming -- see Chapter 5 "Global Peace Gaming" of my book
draft "Electronic Global University System and Services" at
especially, see its Figures 1 and 2. However, we have to make
further development for this next task in the future.
(7) The ideal execution mode of your World Dynamics model for
be the so-called man-in-the-loop" interactive one which is similar to
the flight simulation.
In this mode, you start your model from the
initial point, say, the Year
2000. Your model's execution output will be seen in graphic form by
Arabic students as their accessing your web site of the model.
According to the pre-set scenario, the students
will stop the model
execution, to discuss the new situation and set new policy parameters
for the next execution period by the consensus among the game players,
and so on.
may have the change of population growth rate (say,
due to worldwide epidemic), or energy shortage (say, due to
political upheaval in an oil producing country), etc.
Refer to Figure 2 of the Chapter 5 of my book draft mentioned above.
If your World Dynamics model cannot have such
capability, you may execute the model for certain time interval, say,
every 10 years to change the policy parameters, and continue the
execution for the next time period.
During those parameter changes, the aforementioned
connection will provide you with direct discussion with your students in
those Arabic countries via Internet. (Their videoconferencing may be
done with another PC than the one of accessing your web site.)
(8) The above is the outline of my proposition for this demo on
Gaming at Franck's conference. Pls feel free to call me if you have any questions.
Franck and I look forward to hearing your favorable response soon.
(9) The above is not quite complete format of our planned Global
Gaming yet. However, it can be another significant development toward
the end, after our cumulative effort in the past quarter century as
mentioned in my book draft.
Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2000 06:50:16 -0400
Subject: Error Condition Re: Re: Global Peace Gaming (Part II)
Thank you veru much for your answer. As it seems that this game cannot
demonstrated on real scale at the occasion of the Newropeans congress, is it
maybe possible to think of a small demo version?
Concerning a presentation of Glosas at the conference, it is of course
possible. I have to see with the organisation committee by next week. What
could be envisaged is GLOSAS/Newropeans cooperation. on our side, we could
inform about Glosas and create links on our website, offer to two of your
officer to speak at one or two sessions dealing with Internet and Education
(we take in charge food and accomodation, but not travels) and find a slot
in our programme to demonstrate what this university system can look like.
Have you some 10 mn demo available? or something we can have online for 10mn?
We would then expect GLOSAS in exchange to publicize the Newropeans congress
to its members and partners.
What do you think?
By the way, I am happy to meet again with Marco Antonio DIAS whom I
to know for a few years already.
Other related listserve distributions on Global Peace Gaming
which can be found at
(1) "Global Peace Gaming (Part II) - April 21, 2000,"
(2) "Global Peace Gaming / Past and future possibilities - April 17, 2000,"
(3) "Scenario USED for peace gaming at 1986 GLH - April 14, 2000,"
(4) "Class on Peace Gaming at Univ. of Hawaii - April 10, 2000."
Reference web sites:
(2) Tampere conference:
(3) Global University System:
(4) Global University System: Asia-Pacific Framework:
"Draft of Travel Grant Application to the National
for the Manila Mini-Workshop -- 1 of 5: Travel Grant Application / 2 of
5: Workshop Schedule / 3 of 5: Grant Nominees / 4 of 5: Philippine
Counterparts / 5 of 5: GUS in the Philippines Pilot Project Proposal -
February 16-17, 2000" at
(5) Global broadband Internet networks:
(6) Global Service Trust Fund (GSTF):
(7) Manaus workshop:
Draft of Travel Grant Application to
the NSF for the Manaus Mini-Workshop - March 30, 2000" at
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