<<May 8, 2000>>

Barry B. Hughes <bhughes@du.edu>

Mr. John McLeod <mcleod@sdsc.edu>

Dr. Richard W. Chadwick <chadwick@uhunix.uhcc.Hawaii.Edu>

Dr. Parker Rossman <grossman@coin.org>

Dear Prof. Hughes:

(1)  Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT I).

(2)  Yes, I know your name for many years.  John McLeod gave me your address
     some years ago, but I was not ready to contact you for my project on
     Global Peace Gaming.

(3)  My long standing quest in the past quarter century is to establish a
     Globally Collaborative Environmental Peace Gaming with distributed
     computer simulation system around global neural computer network.

     Pls visit Chapter 5 (Global Peace Gaming ) of my draft book "Electronic
     Global University System and Services" at

          Incidentally, this paper was presented at The 22nd International
          Conference of The International Simulation and Gaming Association
          (ISAGA), Kyoto, Japan: 15-19 July, 1991.

          I met Richard W. Chadwick of the University of Hawaii at the
          conference.  I was happy to find in your web that he is
          distributing your model.  He has been one of my listserve members
          for many years.

(4)  I visited your web with great interest, and was very impressed.

     I was happy to find that you have a student version and a professional
     version.  Onishi's FUGI model is too big for high school students -- in
     early 1970s, I introduced System Dynamics methodology to Japan, and
     encouraged his including it in his model.

(5)  My hope is that, when we will have many partner higher educational
     institutions in various countries along with our Global University
     System, their nearby high schools may participate in the global peace
     gaming with their own country models.

(6)  I was also very happy to find positive and negative loop indication in
     your flow chart as incorporating the cause-and-effect concept of the
     Systems Dynamics methodology.

(7)  With your background as an economist, your model seems naturally an
     econometrics approach.  On the other hand, my background is chemical
     engineering with simulation on analog computer so that I prefer Systems
     Dynamics approach.

(8)  I heard of your International Futures (IFs) simulation several times
     before, but haven't studied closely yet.

     I would greatly appreciate it if you can kindly send me any hard copy
     materials so that I may start considering how to configure distributed
     mode around the world through broadband Internet -- though it may take
     some more years for the preparation.

          I use Mac and I may try to download its version at your web site,
          if the version is current.

          You can find my mailing address in my electronic signature below.

          Thanks in advance.

(9)  I am very happy knowing you.  Let's keep in touch.

Dear Parker:

(10) Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT II).

Dear John:

(11) Pls take care of Parker's request.  Thanks.

Best, Tak
                          ATTACHMENT I

Date: Mon, 08 May 2000 07:27:12 -0600
From: Barry Hughes <bhughes@du.edu>
Subject: World Modeling
To: utsumi@friends-partners.org

Dear Tak Utsumi,

I have seen some of your expressions of interest in a modeling structure
with multiple countries/regions represented, in order to allow
representation of their individual policy interests/decisions in
interaction with others.  Also John McCleod suggested I contact you.

Are you familiar with my International Futures (IFs) simulation?  It
sounds as if my model would have a great many of the features you are
seeking.  The third ediction of that model and book were published by
Westview this summer.  Both General Motors and the CIA are using
customized versions of the more extended professional edition for their
own futures analysis.

My web address is shown below.  If you do not know the book and model
(student edition), please let me know and I will send you a copy.
Please provide a mailing address.

Yours sincerely,
Barry Hughes

Barry B. Hughes    bhughes@du.edu
Vice Provost for Graduate Studies (303) 871-2706
University of Denver   (303) 871-4566 (FAX)
Denver, CO  80208 http://www.du.edu/~bhughes/index.html
                         ATTACHMENT II

Date: Mon, 8 May 2000 08:38:41 -0500 (CDT)
From: G Parker Rossman <grossman@coin.org>
To: mcleod@pauline.sdsc.du
cc: utsumi@friends-partners.org

John, I urge you to ask Tak to make one change in that excellent, imaginaive
peace game scenario involving the world bank, in his article sent to you.

It is unfair to label all those protesters at the world bank and IMF recently
as "riots" and many responsible NGO people as "riot leaders." It ought to be
"protest leades." (There were a few rioters, and of course it would be good if
they could be approached rationally as Tak suggests.  But actually the `peace
gaming' could better involve, in any case, the responsible NGO leaders that
were surprisingly welcomed by the president of the world bank.)

Hope all is well with you. I am currently involved in discussions of the
future of higher education with some ex-presidents of major unversities. I
note the NEA scebarios, possible future models for universities, and wonder if
anyone has ever done simulations of an existing higher education university or
system. Tak's description of a global peace gaming system has proposals that
could seriously improve and change the higher education research system...and
his method could link universities world wide for much more than peace gaming.

Parker Rossman               grossman@coin.org
3 Lemmon Drive           author, EMERGING WORLDWIDE ELECTRONIC
Columbia MO 65201        UNIVERSITY (Praeger, 1993)Draft of sequel volume
                         RESEARCH ON CRISES is at address below:
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Barry B. Hughes
Vice Provost for Graduate Studies
Professor of International Relations
Graduate School of International Studies
University of Denver
Denver, Colorado 80208
Fax: (303) 871-4566

Mr. John McLeod (Fax: 619-277-3930)
Society for Computer Simulation International (SCSI)
8484 La Jolla Shores Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037

Dr. Richard W. Chadwick (Fax: 808-956-6877)
Professor, Political Science Department
University of Hawaii
Honolulu, HI 96822
Internet: chadwick@uhunix.uhcc.Hawaii.Edu

Dr. Parker Rossman
3 Lemmon Drive
Columbia MO 65201-5413
FAX: 314-876-5812 (emergency)

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