Expertise To Impact – IIR’s New Motto (IIR, Czech Republic)

The IIR has been the leading academic institution for the study of international relations for more than six decades. Last September, we have introduced a brand new visual style of the Institute. Now, it is our pleasure to present a new slogan of the Institute of International Relations. To speak truth about complex issues that animate our political debate today is a difficult undertaking. It means bypassing the ideological narrows caused by ignorance, blind partisanship or seductions of technocratic governance. It is not partisan to the world as one that cannot be reimagined as a better place and whose machines of governance it should only finetune to ensure their smooth operation. To speak such truth necessitates deep learning, sensitivity to nuance, reflection of one’s starting assumptions (or ontological wagers, if you like), and fundamental humanity. It is a difficult undertaking. Yet it is essential for foreign policy making that is done in public interest.

In short, #ExpertiseToImpact.