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Fall, 2016 Newsletter
World Peace Game Master Classes Global Reach
The World Peace Game Foundation continues to broaden the reach of the World Peace Game. This past summer, dedicated educators from the US, Canada, Japan, China, and Australia traveled to the US to participate in Master Class training with John Hunter, creator of the Game.

These 5-day intensive training sessions allow educators to observe John facilitating the World Peace Game and also receive instruction in the core principles and philosophy of the Game. Upon completion of the training, they are certified to teach the Game in their own classrooms. The best result of the master classes is clear: more children worldwide are getting the opportunity to play the World Peace Game!

Log on to the World Peace Game Foundation for a full list of Master Classes for 2017.
 

John Hunter and Master Class Participants in Corvallis, Oregon. 
TEDSummit 2016
TED, the organization best known for the provocative TED Talks, invited John Hunter to the TEDSummit 2016. Hunter’s 2011 TED Talk, now with 1.3 million views, introduced the WPG to a global audience. TEDxCharlottesville 2013  featured both Hunter and WPG Alumni, and most recently, TEDxTrondheim 2016 included WPG alum Jens Nordgreen-Svensen on stage talking about the Game.

For the TEDSummit 2016, Hunter facilitated a mini-version of the World Peace Game with an international group of adults from Portugal, Australia, Norway, Mongolia, Indonesia, and Columbia among others.

Participants followed the same format as children do when playing the Game:forming country teams, negotiating, making declarations, and solving crises. The biggest challenge in playing the Game with adults? According to Hunter, “they didn’t want to stop playing, even after the session was over!” 
 
TEDSummit 2016 participants having fun with the World Peace Game.
US Ambassador Yates and Hunter discuss diplomacy
Mary Yates, former United States Ambassador to Ghana and Burundi, joined Hunter and WPG players for a lively panel discussion comparing the diplomacy of the World Peace Game and diplomacy in the real world.

Yates, after observing the WPG in action earlier in the day, was struck by the complexity of issues that the Game presents, and the negotiating skills demonstrated by the group of children playing the Game.

The discussion, sponsored by Oregon State University, was part of a series of events including a World Peace Game Camp, Master Class, and screening of the documentary film World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements.
 
 
 
Hunter, WPG Faciliator Carla Olson, Ambassador Yates and WPG Player celebrating the conclusion of the WPG.
New Look for the World Peace Game Foundation web site
Log onto the new World Peace Game Foundation web site and find a full schedule of master class trainings, keep up with Foundation news, and even locate a certified World Peace Game Facilitator.
 
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