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Structured Dialogic Design and Deliberations: looking back 40 years, announcing the new publication: STRATEGIC ARTICULATION OF ACTIONS TO COPE WITH THE HUGE CHALLENGES OF OUR WORLD TODAY, and discussing future potentials for tackling highly complex challenges, creating policy options, and socio-cultural cohesion across scales and media.
The world community is struggling with not only an ecological crisis, but a change in personal attitudes and values, a crisis of our life-styles and mind-sets. Policymakers and Individuals did not adapt to the rapid changes on this planet the last 100 years, The Problematique and that an exploding “problem space” requires new “solution spaces”, new forms of dialog and deliberation, capacity building, and forms to communicate, deliberate, share and mediate when shared solutions ask for finding ways beyond the need to agree, but settle issues in view of the greater good and including the minority position. (Introduction and “historical orientation” (Heiner Benking).
After a look at the early reports of the Club of Rome 1968-1970, Stockholm 1972, the workshop will revisit progress in “social system design”, community problem solving and peace mediation, multi-track peace-making and diplomacy, and introduce the method of Structured Dialogic Design (SDD) Maria Kakoulaki, Yiannis Laouris, possibly Peter Jones.
Central part is the introduction of the new publication: STRATEGIC ARTICULATION OF ACTIONS TO COPE WITH THE HUGE CHALLENGES OF OUR WORLD TODAY by Reynaldo Treviño-Cisneros. The outcomes of the SDD process to the 15 Challenges to Humanity of the Millennium Project will be presented, and possible implications for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (since Rio 2012 on the international agenda, and what that means for our ability to cope with our Predicament. Followed by a discussion with Peter Jones and Heiner Benking about new approaches to policy-making and deliberation methods and fora in large, distributed groups. Possible interventions any time by Alexander Christakis, Walter Bogan, Ken Bausch, Peter Jones and other invited collaborators.
Summing up: A final round is planned about the challenges and impact of modern media and the recent project of Re-inventing Democracy. The workshop will be concluded by questions by the participants and a final round by the speakers.