Workshop description: We work in diplomacy, think tanks, and the European foreign and security policy sector. However, we want to find new perspectives on and new approaches to today’s burning world problems—and we aim to do this with you. No previous interest or experience in politics is necessary.
We invite you into our “Open Situation Room”, a design thinking format for the international relations sector that we have developed and tested in the past months, including with a range of German ambassadors. Imagine the Open Situation Room as a contemporary equivalent to the Situation Room, a White House information and crisis response meeting format introduced by President John F. Kennedy in 1962. Going on this journey with us at the LIFT will demonstrate that today’s crises (think: Ukraine, IS, Ebola) are what we call “wicked” crises. On the way of framing, intervening in and solving such crises government and public sector leaders profit from the energy, the openness and the multidisciplinary perspectives that social innovators or entrepreneurs bring to the table.