Panama Treaty Negotiation Simulations
A simulation of the Panama Canal Negotiation Process. Participants will negotiate in teams representing leaders from the United States, Colombia, Panama, Nicaragua, and France. The decisions made during this simulation will determine the location of a canal which, when finished, will bring in a substantial amount of revenue for the country where it is located.
During the simulation, participants are to focus on the needs of their country and the personal interests of the individuals they represent. Participants will be expected to create alliances and take advantage of events which will be occurring within the simulated time period (i.e. civil war, natural disasters… etc.) in order to reach the goals outlined in their role sheets. In connection to the history of The Fells, John Milton Hay is one of three roles which will represent United States interests. Roles for the simulation are open to all, ages 15 and up. This simulation was designed by Colby-Sawyer student Sydney Hammond when she served as the Fells Education Intern, during the summer of 2018.
Part of the Diplomacy: Then and Now series of programming:
Stumping for Lincoln: John Hay's Mission to Florida
Teddy Roosevelt's Nobel Prize: New Hampshire and the Portsmouth Peace Treaty
Film and Discussion: "American Experience: Panama Canal"
Getting to Know You: Diplomats and Intelligence Gathering in the Anglo-American World during the Civil War
Citizen Diplomacy: A Foreign Service Institute Workshop
John Hay: Diplomacy in the Era of American Imperialism
Intergenerational Model UN Conference