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Thanks to Lisa Galarneau at socialstudygames.com for this info. which I've fleshed out.

"Public Diplomacy" is essentially the art of winning hearts and minds to your side in international relations.

In May 2006, The USC Center for Public Diplomacy sent out a list of projects undertaken by finalists in their 'Reinventing Public Diplomacy Through Games' awards.

PeaceMaker took First Place in the First Games and Public Diplomacy Contest!
All four finalists demonstrated their games for the esteemed panelists and in house audience at the awards ceremony. The event was simulcast in Second Life, where the attendance on Annenberg Island exceeded that at USC's Davidson Center!

The awards live at Annenberg Island on Second Life.

The finalists were:

Exchanging Cultures Exchanging Cultures, a diplomatic game built inside Second Life,was created to facilitate the creating virtual communities and relationships based on the exchange of cultural items like: dances, art crafts, food receipts, architectural models, clothing, cultural routes and images of real original places for travelers and explorers.

Global Kids Island: Fostering Public Diplomacy Through Second Life Global Kids, Inc. envisioned a Public Diplomacy program within Second Life where the youth in the after-school program will spend the month learning about a global issue, experience an interactive and experiential workshop designed to educate about the issue. Their demonstration will be shown at the awards ceremony. For more information on the organization:

Hydro Hijinks
Hydro Hyjinks is a class project designed to promote discussion about international water issues and to educate players from around the world about sources of international conflict over water rights. Watch the video tour of the game at: .

Peacemaker PeaceMaker is a cross-cultural political video game simulation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict which can be used to promote a peaceful resolution among Israelis, Palestinians and young adults worldwide. More information, please visit their website:

Also See:
Article "Promoting Peace – Virtually Speaking"
Video games foster cross-cultural understanding among the participants in an award ceremony held both online and in the real world.
Public Diplomacy and Virtual Worlds Project
Serious Games Initiative

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