Binus University IR Students Participated in Multi-stages Negotiation Simulation Held by Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

On April 9 to 12 April, 2018, four Bina Nusantara International Relations University students participated in a Multi-stages Negotiation Simulations (MSNS) Batch 58 which was held at PTRI ASEAN, Education and Training Center, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jakarta, Indonesia. The four students were Dorotea Wening Sonyaruri, Ilmia Nafaditiya Urbha, Sillvia, and Anthony Gunawan.

Multi-stages Negotiation Simulations (MSNS) Batch 58 was a simulation to replicate the negotiation process at the global and regional level as much as possible. The various processes that occur within MSNS reflect the situations that occur in trials at the regional and global levels. The negotiation process takes place because of conflicting national interests. Negotiation is the art of influencing others without resorting to brute forces. Delegates play a role to ensure the interests and position of the country to which you represent. Delegates should be able to work together as a solid team. Each delegate will obtain general and / or specific instructions. The instructions will be obtained from the Higher Authority.

MSNS is part of the education of the Staff and Leadership of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Sesparlu). Sesparlu participants  took a role as head of delegations and students of International Relations from various universities in Jakarta and Bandung became members of the delegation.  International Relations students participated in Batch 58 were from Bina Nusantara University, Pelita Harapan University, Parahyangan Catholic University, Paramadina University, State Islam Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta University, and Prof. Dr. Moestopo (Beragama) University.

Within the four days program, MSNS participants practiced their ability to delegate tasks, negotiations, make statements, and public communications. The intense atmosphere was inevitable because the topic that was raised is the current trending topic of IUU Fishing, Transnational in Crime , Human Trafficking In Person and the South China Sea. At least three different venues were always active during the trial simulation: the trial, the meeting room and the media center.

Aside from Multistage Negotiation Simulation (MSNS), the participants also visited the ASEAN Secretariat Office to discuss the history of ASEAN, ASEAN Charter, and ASEAN Community.  We also visited the Library of ASEAN Secretariat and ASEAN Gallery. It was a good opportunity for IR students to learn about ASEAN. The students got valuable opportunity through the MSNS to  build network and learn about diplomacy among states.

Ilmia Nafaditiya Urbha – 2001573455

International Relations Student – Binus University