PILPG drafts and conducts negotiation simulations on current conflict areas around the globe in order to train participants in negotiating techniques, identify critical issues in each conflict, and develop innovative diplomatic solutions to armed conflict. The negotiation simulations are run both as part of training programs for parties to a conflict and for the legal and policy-making community in Washington, D.C. PILPG also runs a summer series of "Lawyering Peace" negotiation simulations specifically designed for law students.
PILPG’s negotiation simulations are developed using the methodology employed by the United States Department of State’s National Foreign Affairs Training Institute, which runs similar negotiations for U.S. diplomats prior to negotiations.
Past simulations have included a focus on peacebuilding in:
Burma, Georgia, Iraq, Kosovo, Libya, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Yemen