The Policy and Operations Evaluation Department (IOB) existed 40 years in 2017 and celebrated that with a lustrum symposium at 14 December 2017.

At that day, IOB was not just looking back into the past, but also looking forward to new themes. What are the challenges for Foreign Affairs? What themes or issues require further research? And what innovative research techniques are coming up?

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Read the opening speech by Constanze Stelzenmüller!

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Download the report of the Lustrum Symposium!

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Watch the fotos made during the lustrum symposium!

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Watch the video-report made during the lustrum symposium!

Multiple interactive parallel sessions took place, varying from topics like counter-terrorism and the future of the UN system to climate adaptation and aid and trade.