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Philippe Dufort

Philippe Dufort is co-founder and co-president of the Archipelago of Design (On medical leave). 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.

What Is Strategic Design? Cultivating Cognitive Agility for the Craft of Generalship

By Ofra Graicer, Philippe Dufort and Oliver Jones Full text via She Ji Download PDF…

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Enhancing Challenge Framing in Defence Organisations: Towards Reflexive Methods

Abstract This article contributes to problem solving, design, and planning in defence organisations by arguing…

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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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