Faculty Advisor

Wilkes, John M.


The "Pakistan Connection" is a 6-8 hour role-playing game designed to address the society-technology and political issues concerning the effort to contain nuclear proliferation. Currently the game is run as the culmination of a 7-week course on the impact of technology on society and the social shaping of technology. Role playing games of this nature were designed with the overall goal of dissemination and adaptation to a variety of topics. Before dissemination is possible, RPGs must be evaluated to determine both their attractiveness to the students and their educational value when compared to standard lecture. An assessment of these factors is presented with this project.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2010

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies