Community of Practice

Co-executive president

Philippe Dufort

Philippe Dufort is the co-founder and co-executive president of the Archipelago of Design. He holds a PhD from the department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) of the University of Cambridge, UK. He is an associate professor and the founding director of the School of Social Innovation at Saint Paul University, Ottawa. He studies the epistemological roots of strategic innovation with a special interest in tacit knowledge and reflexive practices of military practitioners. Apart from his experience in academic research, he has previously worked as a journalist in Latin America, a Human Rights watcher in conflict zones, and as an analyst for the Canadian Mission toward the European Union in Brussels.

Top 8 Design for Defence & Security Purposes: Remote Learning Resources

Nadine Olafson, Philippe Beaulieu-Brossard & Philippe Dufort For several defence & security professionals, recent COVID-19…

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Battle Rhythm Ep. 41: Military Design & Innovation

Dr. Philippe Beaulieu-Brossard & Dr. Philippe Dufort are guests on the Battle Rhythm podcast (ep.…

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What is strategic design? | TEDxBudapestSalon

Watch video from   Presentation by Dr. Philippe Dufort Recent investigations on conceptual military innovation have…

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Advanced Military Design, Panel of International Experts: IMDC Conference, Ottawa, CA

Panel (from left to right): Dr. Philippe Dufort (moderator), Ben Zweibelson (USSOCOM), Brig. Gen. Kevin…

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Will There be a Colombian Strategic School of Thought?: It Depends on the current generals of the Republic and it remains very uncertain

(versión española véase abajo): ¿Habrá Una Escuela Colombiana De Pensamiento Estratégico? Depende de los actuales…

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Special Issue Now Online — Reflexive Military Practitioners: Design Thinking and Beyond

Our special issue published by the Journal of Military and Strategic Studies and generated from our first event…

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