Manouchehr Shamsrizi is student coordinator of the European Center for Sustainability Research at Zeppelin University and a Global Justice Fellow at Yale’s Chair for Philosophy and International Affairs as well as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and the Institute of Cultural Diplomacy. His academic activities includes membership in several think-tanks including the “beta-group” of ZEIT Foundation, Google’s Co:llaboratory, the German Council on Foreign Affairs, Wilton Park’s Atlantic Youth Forum and the “Yunus Brainpool”, a Generation Y advisory board of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus’ Grameen Creative Lab and the FutureChallenges – Project by Bertelsmann Foundation. He was elected a “European Future Leader”, a “One Young World Ambassador”, a “Leading Digital Native”, a “Sandbox Global Ambassador” and was a “Leader of Tomorrow” at the 41th and 42th St. Gallen Symposium. Manouchehr is a strategist for StartUps, especially consulting Private Equity firms and Head of Business Development of a German-Swiss organizational consulting company. He is dramaturg of the Zentrum für Politische Schönheit, consisting of more than one hundred performance artist as well as a Senior Advisor to the “What took you so long” Foundation’s disruptive-filmmaking Team.