How "Serious" Games Inform Decisionmaking

Policy Circle Conversations at RAND

Rolling dice with world maps

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Note: This event was rescheduled from December due to the Southern California fires.


February 7, 2018


6:00 p.m. Reception
7:00 p.m. Program


RAND Corporation
1776 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA

Complimentary parking at RAND


How do we know today which course of action will work tomorrow? To make long-term decisions, policymakers are often called upon to anticipate future needs, resources, and circumstances.

One of the ways RAND researchers engage decisionmakers in thinking about hard to predict risks is through gaming. RAND's Robert Lempert will lead us through a version of the Decisions for the Decade game, which was designed by the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre for the World Bank. It has been played by government officials in countries around the world and by the leadership of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Now it's your turn to tackle decisionmaking under deep uncertainty.

Robert J. Lempert

Principal Researcher, RAND Corporation; Director, Frederick S. Pardee Center for Longer Range Global Policy and the Future Human Condition

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