Political Entrepreneurship in the Digital World: What it is and how it works

A degree in global governance and diplomacy prepares students for a career in an international organisation, a (global) NGO or the civil and/or diplomatic service. But it also prepares them for a route less travelled: the entrepreneurial journey. We usually tend to associate entrepreneurship and start-ups with the corporate world. But also in the political and the human rights world entrepreneurs build new organisations and institutions with the intent to have an impact. From a feminist perspective, Kristina Lunz, who has just started a Visiting Fellowship at QEH, believes that it is fundamental that we build new organisations and structures as the old and too many current ones are insufficient for the provision of security for everyone. To explain how political entrepreneurship works in the digital world, Kristina invites you to join her for a discussion about the challenges and opportunities she and her team have faced her in their entrepreneurial journey while building the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy.

Kristina Lunz is the Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy (CFFP). From January 2019 to January 2020 Kristina worked as an advisor to the German Federal Foreign Office where she conceptualised and built the feminist network Unidas initiated by the German Foreig Minister, Heiko Maas. Prior to that, she was the Gender and Coordinations Officer for the United Nations Development Programme in Myanmar and NYC, and also worked on ‘Women, Peace and Security’ (WPS) during her time at the NGO Sisma Mujer in Bogotá, Colombia. Kristina is an award-winning human rights advocate, and currently writing her first book on Feminist Foreign
Policy. She was named Forbes 30 under 30 (Europe as well as DACH) and is an Atlantik Brücke Young Leader, Ashoka Fellow, Gates Foundation SDGs Goalkeeper and a BMW Foundation Responsible Leader. Kristina studied diplomacy, human rights and psychology in Oxford, London and Stanford. Her book “Die Zukunft der Aussenpolitik ist feministisch“ was published in February 2022.