FIELDEX stands for Field Exercise in Peace and Stability Operations, and this will be our eighth year. FIELDEX is a kinetic field event simulating real-world conflicts that place student participants in civilian and military roles on the ground as the conflict plays out. This year’s FIELDEX will be held from April 8-9, 2016.During this event, undergraduates will take on different roles in a kinetic conflict situation, and they will receive guidance from advisors who work in roles similar to theirs.
This year’s scenario revolves around a resource conflict set in Antarctica. There will be a series of competing interest groups ranging from government officials to scientists and other non-combatants. The goal of the scenario is to understand the nature of conflict when there is an absence of traditional power structures.
Participating will entail being present at the campsite on Friday night (the 8th) at North Kingstown United Methodist Church (450 Boston Neck Rd, North Kingstown, RI 02852) as well as at Warzone Paintball Field (320 Shermantown Rd, Saunderstown, RI 02874) on Saturday. The simulation will be over in the afternoon.
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