3×3 Global Drills being run in an undergraduate political science course, Global Politics/International Relations at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Spring 2012.

Six person drills prototype avoidance of human extinction

Our human family has always been vulnerable to natural forces from within, across and beyond Earth. These include but are not limited to supervolcanoes, pandemics of disease and potentially hazardous asteroids on Earth-crossing orbits.

Optimizes Case & Harkness methods via pan-disciplinary collaboration

Through reflective intensity in small group discussion, we can prototype space-based responses to the brutal universe in which we live. The 3×3 Global Drills process enables six people or less at a time while others observe to approach global threats in 45-minute periods of deliberation using a special worksheet. Through serendipity by design, participants learn from their mistakes through 15-minute debriefings, followed by individual writing of nine-part strategies. 3×3 Global Drills integrates three broad disciplinary perspectives – 1) cosmic, 2) individual/societal and 3) environmental, with three broad regional perspectives – those of the 1) Asia-Pacific, 2) the Americas and 3) Africa-Europe. The content and number of 3×3 Global Drills can be customized. (More details can be found on Philosophy and Drills webpages above.)