Activities

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’ (WPF 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.

Activities include: original research, expert commentary, seminars, round-table debates, and conferences.

All Events

  • Rhodes Forum 2018: Making Multilateralism Work: Enhancing Dialogue on Peace, Security and Development

    The DOC Research Institute is pleased to announce that its next Dialogue of Civilizations Rhodes Forum will take place on 5-6 October 2018 on the Greek island of Rhodes. The DOC Rhodes Forum 2018 will continue the Rhodes Forum tradition of shining a light ...
  • Conference “Africa-Europe Relationships: A Multi-Stakeholder Perspective”

    14-15 June 2018 The conference will examine the plurality of socio-economic and political interactions underpinning the relationship between Africa and Europe. In particular, it aims to identify and discuss patterns of cooperation and recurrent obstacles in the African-European multi-stakeholder dynamics. ...
  • Masjid Qalsharif - Russia

    Islam in Eurasia

    "Islam in Eurasia" conference is organized by Tyumen State University and Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute, two entities that established a successful cooperation with each other. The event in Tyumen continues a DOC RI project on building interaction with Russia’s ...
  • Protests in Iran. What's next?

    Protests in Iran that took place at the turn of 2017-2018 raised a question of the future of the Islamic Republic. Is it a start of a new protest trend, or will it remain just as a single instance episode? ...
  • DOC New Year Reception with Günter Verheugen

    On January 30th, the keynote speaker at the 2018 DOC New Year Reception will be SPD politician Günter Verheugen. Also an honorary professor at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt/Oder, Verheugen is a former European Commissioner for Enlargement (1999-2004) and ...
  • Eurasia Barometer: Development and Perspectives

    The workshop is organised by the Eurasia Barometer Research Network and the Institute for Comparative Social Research's Eurasia Barometer in Vienna, directed by Professor Dr Christian W Haerpfer who is also the President of the World Values Survey Association and ...
  • Migration in Europe and Eurasia

    This conference will address issues relating to migration in Europe, and more broadly, Eurasia. The aim is to not only analyse issues of current migration trends and phenomena, but also to try to develop predictions regarding the role of migration ...
  • Fragment of the opening show of Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

    Were there viable alternatives in 1917 and 1929?

    This roundtable discussion will deal with the question of whether viable alternatives to two crucial events in Russian history were ever present: first, the Russian October Revolution in 1917, which led to the establishment of the communist regime. And second, the rollback ...
  • Between fact and fakery: Information and instability in the South Caucasus and beyond

    In 2012, the Austrian Ministry of Defence and Sports, through its National Defence Academy and the Directorate General for Security Policy, resumed the scientific work done by the PfP Consortium of Defence Academies and Security Studies Institutes in the South ...
  • Francis Gary Powers Jr shows Bridge of Spies

    Francis Gary Powers, Jr., son of the legendary U-2 spy plane pilot Francis Gary Powers, and consultant on the production of the Bridge of Spies movie – which centres around the famous spy exchange on Glienicker Bridge near Berlin – ...

Projects

Call for Research Proposals

Research at the DOC By applying the paradigm of Dialogue of Civilization as both theoretical framework and methodology, we identify the most pressing issues we are facing now, and we explore and offer global policy...
Schools of the Dialogue of Cultures

Schools of the Dialogue of Cultures

The major challenge facing education in the 21st century is dealing with some of the inherent tensions that arise in reconciling competing world views. In 2012, the WPF Dialogue of Civilizations started developing the Schools...

Possible Futures Scenarios

The Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute addresses important global issues through inter-national and cross-cultural dialogue. The Forum deals particularly with major global fault lines: that is, with situations which are, or are likely to...

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