Reboot2030 is presented by Nico Andreas Heller. Nico is a theatre director and artist. He also runs the Democracy School and is a seasoned strategist, moderator and coach.
Since establishing the Democracy School in 2003, Nico has worked closely with politicians and policy makers at the intersection of public and political management on democracy-promoting initiatives. As a theatre director and artist he is primarily interested in collaborative practices that cut across disciplinary boundaries. His creative output includes new theatre and live art productions, as well as site-specific and gallery installations.
We divide contributors into three symbiotically interrelated groups
Institution builders design and build the new transformative structures (networks, institutions and physical infrastructure) that enable and accelerate our transition to a just, sustainable and regenerative future. They form the very foundation upon which all else is ultimately built.
Policy entrepreneurs work within existing legal and institutional structures and frameworks, devising and utilising policies and legal strategies that have the capacity to reform or transform structures that hinder or simply fail to accelerate our transition to a just, sustainable and regenerative future.
Public intellectuals are not constrained by the practicalities of implementation and potentially have the mental and/or spiritual power to affect paradigm shifts. Their role is to open our eyes to new possibilities and thus to pave the way for institution builders and policy entrepreneurs to do their work.
In addition to Reboot Dialogues, we organise Reboot Specials in the form of virtual round tables. The idea is to hone in on particular challenges or questions that emerge during Reboot Dialogues by inviting additional experts for in-depth round table discussions. The below contributors have, or soon will be participating in one of our round tables.
Francesca Leucci LL.M. is a PhD candidate in Law and Economics at Bologna and Rotterdam universities, specialised in environmental liability and damages at the international and EU level. She is also a qualified lawyer, an external expert for Eklipse on mitigation hierarchy and biodiversity and a member of the Legal Working Group within the Society of Ecological Restoration.
Ali Al Hajj Sleiman is the Deputy Country Director / Electoral advisor for the NDI Mali. He has got more than 20 years of experience in elections, governance, democracy and peace building with the United Nations (Iraq, Yemen, Mauritania, Sudan, Afghanistan, & Somalia), the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (Egypt & Libya), the Carter Center (Tunisia), the Lebanese Association for Democratic Elections (Lebanon) and the United States Institute of Peace (Iraq). His expertise covers electoral systems, capacity building, conflict resolution, negotiations, civil society organizations and political parties, with extensive working experience in local governance and municipalities. Ali has worked on designing and developing capacity building training for elections administration and observation, advocacy and networking, human rights instruments and human rights education, non-violent strategies and peace building and holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the Lebanese University with focus on international affairs and political development.