Kavanah, a student organization with which the UW Middle East Studies Program
occasionally collaborates, has organized a demonstration of the video game "Peacemaker"
this Sunday at 4 p.m. in Room 1121 of the Humanities Building. In this interesting game, players choose the role of either the President of the PA or the Prime Minister of Israel, and through a combination of political, military, and development tools try to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict while interacting with their opposite number on the other side, the UN, Egypt, United States, Hamas, Israeli settler movement, and the general publics of both Israel and the Occupied Territories. It sounds fairly intriguing, and for those interested but not in Madison, other presentations around the world are announced here
UPDATE: Coincidentally, Ha'aretz
has an article on the game