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New Grassroots Foreign Policy Think Tank Outreach Event
Thu 27 April 2017, 18:30 – 20:00 BST
We are the UK's first grassroots, open-source, foreign policy think tank and 'we' could include you!
Do you have a passion for foreign policy, the skills and enthusiasm to create a new organisation from the ground up, or are you just curious to find out more? Then come along to our outreach event and learn how you can participate and be part of something new and exciting.
We are a group of international students from universities across the UK and Europe and young professionals with diverse academic backgrounds. We are holding an outreach event to kick-off the UK's first grassroots foreign policy think tank. We would like to meet anyone who is interested in getting involved or who has ideas to share, no matter what academic, professional, or social background they come from.
The event will feature a number of innovative group activities such as 'foreign policy speed dating' and interactive forms of discussion that will help form the final think tank. This is a participatory event that builds on your enthusiasm, ideas, and energy, so be ready to give your input!
Date: Thursday 27 April
Venue: Depot Point, 15-27 Britannia St, Kings Cross, WC1X 9AH
Time: 6.30 pm - 8 pm, followed by drinks, snacks, and open discussion
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We are part of a global network of open think tanks. For more information about the project, see our sister organisations foraus in Switzerland, Polis180 in Berlin, and Argo in Paris. Or, better still, come along and meet us!
We look forward to seeing you there!
Your think tank in the making team,
Avalon, Daniel, Fabio, Felicitas, Florian, Ivo, John, Julian, Kathrin, Laura, Pascal
Who we are
We are the UK's only grassroots, open-source, foreign policy think tank.
We are part of a global network of open think tanks, with sister organisations in Switzerland, Germany, and France. Our leadership team and our membership come from a diverse range of professional, academic, and personal backgrounds. What brings us together is a desire to make a meaningful contribution to discussions in the world of international relations.
"We" could include you. We are always seeking new members and welcome collaboration with like-minded groups.
What we do
We want to provide a platform for people who are knowledgeable and passionate about international affairs. Our aim is to create and grow a community that combines the intellectual rigour of academia with the professional standards of a think tank. We support our members in developing ideas and empower them to influence foreign policy outside of the conventional channels.
We work to produce informed, creative, and pragmatic foreign policy proposals. Through our blogs, briefings, reports, and events we allow a wide range of voices to participate in the key debates on the future of international relations.
What we believe
We are independent and politically neutral. Nevertheless, we are committed to the principles of democracy, human rights, rule of law, internationalism, and multilateralism. We hope to strengthen these values through our work.
We believe that engaging a more diverse range of people in foreign policy discussions is the best way to improve public understanding of international affairs and develop innovative proposals that help solve the global challenges of the 21st Century and achieve a more stable, fair, and prosperous world.