MISSION. The Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute is an independent platform for dialogue that brings together diverse perspectives from the developed and the developing worlds in a non-confrontational and constructive spirit.
VISION. The DOC’s goal is to forge shared world views through dialogue, and to contribute to a fair, sustainable and peaceful world order. To achieve these goals, the DOC believes that globalisation is not just about setting standards – it should have humankind, culture and civilisation at its heart.
Dialogue creates a fair and sustainable world without conflicts.
The Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC Research Institute) is a think tank that researches and develops proposals that address the key challenges faced by the international community.
DOC Research Institute carries out research into the causes of tension and identifies opportunities for conflict resolution.
Its relevance is rooted both in the policy development proposals it puts forward, and in its ongoing engagement with a wide range of international experts.
DOC Research Institute provides an independent forum enabling people around the world to work together, through the fundamental principles of dialogue, to develop applicable analyses and practical solutions for national and international policy-makers and institutions.
Its vision is rooted in the understanding that an open, mutually respectful and equitable dialogue is the fundamental prerequisite for effective cooperation and partnership between civilisations.
Events held include the publication of analytical Reports, the organisation of round-tables and conferences, and the provision of expert commentary and analysis from our international network of reputed academics and sectoral experts.
The DOC focuses on three main areas:
CULTURES & CIVILIZATIONS
Promoting understanding and cooperation among peoples, cultures and civilisations and harmony beyond differences.
Examining inclusive, innovative and just development models that work for all.
GOVERNANCE & GEOPOLITICS
Developing policy proposals for international actors and exploring new diplomatic avenues.
As well as research the DOC focuses on:
Rooted in a tradition of seeking dialogue-based solutions to humankind’s most pressing issues, Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute builds on the World Public Forum Dialogue of Civilizations’ (Dialogue of Civilizations, DOC) legacy and expertise, bringing together global thought leaders from academia, public policy, business and civil society to debate and develop practice-based policy advice.
On 9 November 2001, following an initiative by Iranian leader Mohammad Khatami, UNESCO Member States unanimously adopted the ‘UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity’ and the UN General Assembly presented its Global Agenda for Dialogue Among Civilisations, setting out the principles of intercultural dialogue to be defended and objectives to be achieved. The Dialogue of Civilizations emerged as a practical endeavour to implement this initiative.
In 2002, Dialogue of Civilizations was co-founded by Indian entrepreneur and visionary Jagdish Kapur, and Dr Vladimir Yakunin, business leader and philanthropist as well as by the American businessman of Greek origin, Nicholas F.S. Papanicolaou.
Since 2003 the “Dialogue of Civilizations” held more than 250 conferences, seminars, round tables and lectures around the world, published more than thousand scientific articles, reports and books. The annual major event – Rhodes Forum – brings together experts from across the globe to address some of the most complex issues facing humanity and is attended by 300 to 600 people from more than 50 countries.
In 2013 “Dialogue of Civilizations” has enjoyed UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Special Consultative Status, and also collaborates with UNESCO.
On the 1st July 2016 “Dialogue of Civilizations” announces the launch of its international think-tank in Berlin.
Peter W. Schulze
Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis
Rupert Graf Strachwitz
Naciye Selin Senocak
Jomo Kwame Sundaram
The world as we see it today is undergoing massive changes. How can we profit from new opportunities? How can we solve arising problems? The fact is: complex questions demand complex answers.
This is precisely the mission of the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute. We are creating the scientific basis for solutions and answers for today’s most pressing issues. Global stakeholders from politics and institutions need reliable partners for important decisions. We believe that only through strong teamwork between science and politics we can cope with the challenges we are facing today.
Our name is our mission: the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute brings together global thought leaders from academia, public policy, business, and civil society to debate and develop practice-based policy advice. That is our key – without dialogue, no solutions. Therefore, the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute builds on a global network of experts, continuously creating special reports, expert commentary, and analysis from our international network of respected academics and responsible industry figures.
If you are interested to explore career opportunities at DOC please send us your CV and the cover letter to Recruiting@doc-research.org.
Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute gGmbH
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