The IDEAS Club at the John F. Kennedy School in Berlin, Germany was born of the demand that in our time of crises, in our Age of Anxiety, when democracy is fragile, when intolerance is increasingly tolerated, we must intensify our efforts to create a safe but challenging space to discuss and celebrate diversity.
We challenge stereotypes, grapple with our biases, and tackle tough issues.
We have weekly meetings, bi-weekly podcasts, and quarterly journals.
We conduct lessons and seminars in elementary, middle, and high school classes.
Our efforts seek to promote not mere tolerance, but respect. Not mere discussion, but empathic dialogue. Not mere lip service, but service to our community.