This course is a simulation of the 2012 NPT Preparatory Committee meeting, the first of three PrepComs leading up to the 2015 NPT Review Conference. It will entail a multilateral negotiation with respect to the implementation of the NPT, including the entire range of issues addressed in the 2010 NPT Review Conference Final Document (e.g., issues related to nuclear disarmament, nonproliferation, peaceful use, and regional security—with special reference to the Middle East). Students will assume the roles of negotiators from approximately one dozen national governments, including the United States, Russia, China, Egypt, South African, Ireland, and Iran. The base point for the simulation is the existing “real world” situation. Representatives from national governments and international organizations will participate in the class both in person and via teleconferencing. It is anticipated that at least several students from the simulation class will have an opportunity to attend the spring 2012 NPT Prep Com.