4th Lab: Do the Ends Justify the Means?



Berlin, Germany

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Global Diplomacy Lab (4th Lab): June, 9 to 12, 2016 in Berlin, Germany.

The 2016 Global Diplomacy Lab (GDL) on the topic “Do the Ends Justify the Means? The Significance of International Law and Moral Standards in Diplomacy” dealt with questions such as: Does realpolitik prevail in the end? What about the responsibility to protect? What role do interests, morals, and international law play in such issues? Can methods such as DiploHack – where the specific know-how and skill sets of diplomats, social entrepreneurs, tech developers and designers, academics, and NGO representatives are combined in start-up style groups – help find solutions to the current crises and global issues?

By using innovative and experimental knowledge-sharing methods such as open spaces, fishbowl discussions, and open situation rooms, the Global Diplomacy Lab’s participants brought their own reflections and projects to the debate.

Download the programme and the Opening Statement by Secretary of State Stephan Steinlein for further reading.

In preparation of the 4th Lab, the GDL hosted its second Virtual Session Series.

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