Hybrid Diplomacy Lab

Are
You
A
Hybrid
Diplomat
?

Hybrid Diplomacy designates the combining of traditional diplomacy and innovative diplomacy. Hybrid Diplomacy includes the collaboration between state and non-state actors in a network diplomacy that involves next to traditional diplomats and governments, also civil society and NGOs, businesses, international organizations, and other players. Hybrid Diplomacy addresses also the multiple hybridizations in the diplomatic field, including diplomatic practices that combine communication in physical space and social media, that deal with crossover issues, and that mediate in the interaction fields of different cultures.

Hybrid Diplomacy addresses the multiple hybridizations of diplomatic practices:
Along with the traditional diplomatic channels, we are experiencing the rise of self-
organized transnational citizen networks.
Along with physical encounters and dedicated physical spaces of representation such as embassies, digital networks are revolutionizing transnational communication.
Along with the caring for international relations in the longue durée, acceleration and disruptive developments demand extremely speedy respond reactions.

Hybrid Diplomacy Lab program combines research and focuses on inventive explorations of future diplomacy.
Hybrid Diplomacy is a space for international interdisciplinary dialogue and a creative exchange on a broad range of issues such as:

How does a Hybrid Diplomacy integrate formal and informal actors, physical and digital communication spaces and different time modes?
How do you combine digital innovation in diplomacy with traditional diplomatic practices?
How do you introduce new ideas and integrate digital innovation in large and inert organizations?
What can bureaucratic systems learn from small agile organizations in this context?

Lectures
Workshop
Discussions
18 January 2018

@ Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Directorate-General for European Cooperation (DGES)
Innovation Team DARE

Den Haag
The Netherlands

Welcome Address
Hermien van Triest
Program Director “Het Nieuwe Werken”
Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Welcome Speech
Thijs van der Plas
Director General for European Cooperation (DGES)
Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Concept
Program Development
Introduction Lecture
Moderation
Prof. Elizabeth Sikiaridi
Prof. Frans Vogelaar
Hybrid Space Lab

Hybrid Diplomacy Lab
A Reset Button for the Debate over Migration!
a creative workshop with visual notation tools

Hybrid Diplomacy Lab is an inspiring environment for processing ideas “without the box”. It focuses on Co-Creative Intelligence, the ability to frame problems in a new way and generate original solutions. Co-Creative Intelligence creates room for new thinking processes, which feed the discussion with positive energy and innovative ideas and may break open the stuck debate over migration:
A reset button for the debate over migration!

The Hybrid Diplomacy Lab was developed within a program with as a goal to develop the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a more open, flexible, and agile organization. The documentation of the workshop’s outcome by Willemien Brand of Buro Brand was exhibited at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign.

Lectures
Workshop
Discussions
Spring 2018

@ Berlin

Prof. Elizabeth Sikiaridi
Prof. Frans Vogelaar
Hybrid Space Lab

Keynote

Cathryn Clüver
Executive Director
Future of Diplomacy Project
Belfer Center for Science
and International Affairs
Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government

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