<<May 16, 2000>>

Barry B. Hughes <bhughes@du.edu>

Professor Jonathan Wilkenfeld <jwilkenf@bss2.umd.edu>

Professor Leopoldo Schapira (Fax: +54-51-241921)

Prof. Jose Brenes Andre <jbrenes@cariari.ucr.ac.cr>

Dear Prof. Hughes:

(1)  Many, many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT I) and your book
      International Futures" which I received yesterday.

     Your global model on CD-ROM works all right with Virtual PC on my Mac/G3 desktop.

     I will study your book with the model closely with great interest.

     Thank you very much again.

(2)  Jonathan once told me that he was a graduate student under Professor Bob
     Noel of the University of California, Santa Barbara when I conducted our
     global gaming with him.  He successfully expanded it to his ICON program.

          I mentioned of this global gaming event in my previous
          distribution  DRAFT/Global Peace Gaming for S3 in SIMULATION - May
          6, 2000" which you can now find at;

(3)  Leopoldo Shapira then extended the ICON to his Argentina and Latin
     American countries for his drug trafficking gaming project.

     Jose Brenes in Costa Rica was one of its participants.

     Jose is now in charge of the Global University System in Central America project.

(4)  I found my long-standing acquaintances and friends in the
     ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS of your book, e.g., Mihajlo Mesarovic (I visited him --
     probably while you were with him at Case Western University), John
     Richardson, Gerald Barney, Richard Chadwick, etc.

The globe is now certainly getting smaller!!

Best, Tak
                          ATTACHMENT I

Date: Tue, 09 May 2000 08:01:50 -0600
From: Barry Hughes <bhughes@du.edu>
Subject: International Futures
To: utsumi@friends-partners.org

Dear Tak Utsumi,

Thank you for looking at my web site and for your positive comments
about what you found there.  I will send you a copy of my book with the
third edition of the model.  Unfortunately, however, it only runs on
Wintel machines, not Macs.

Although I do try to use data-based estimations as much as possible, the
basic structure of the model would be more systems dynamics than
econometric.  It is really a hybrid structure attempting to use both
theory and data.  It is not currently set up, however, for use on the
web and therefore for use by multiple "players" at the same time.

You appear more interested in simulation than gaming, but if you are not
aware of it, there is a project at the University of Maryland (Professor
Jonathan Wilkenfeld) that sets up interactive international negotiation
gaming for students in countries around the world.  They have been doing
it for many years and are very good.  The project name is ICONS and they
published a book with Westview in the last few months.

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
                      List of Distribution

Barry B. Hughes
Vice Provost for Graduate Studies
Professor of International Relations
Graduate School of International Studies
University of Denver
2199 University Blvd.
Denver, Colorado 80208
Fax: (303) 871-4566

Professor Jonathan Wilkenfeld
Project ICONS
International Communication of Negotiation with Simulation
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Dep't of Government and Politics
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
301-405-4160 (direct)
301-405-4156 (department)

Professor Leopoldo Schapira
University of Cordoba
Universidad Nacional de Cordoba
Avda Olmos 15 Piso 1B
5000 Cordoba
Tel: +54-51-226114
Fax: +54-51-241921

Prof. Jose Brenes Andre
President of Consta Rica Fulbright Association
Escuela de Fisica
Universidad de Costa Rica
San Pedro
Tel: +506-207-5019
Fax: +506-225-5511
* Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D., P.E., Chairman, GLOSAS/USA                  *
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