Jan 2018

DOC New Year Reception with Günter Verheugen

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 ...

Feb 2018

Protests in Iran. What's next?

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? ...
Islam in Eurasia

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 ...

Jun 2018

Conference “Africa-Europe Relationships: A Multi-Stakeholder Perspective”

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. ...

Oct 2018

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

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 ...

Dec 2017

Eurasia Barometer: Development and Perspectives

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

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 ...

Nov 2017

Were there viable alternatives in 1917 and 1929?

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

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 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 – ...

Oct 2017

Economic and social development of the Middle East and North Africa: Success or failure?

Economic and social development of the Middle East and North Africa: Success or failure?

In recent 5 years, after the Arab Spring events of 2010 and beyond, civil wars and disarray in Egypt, Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen undermined economic growth of MENA (Middle East and North Africa) countries. However, for over half a ...
Inequalities, economic models and Russia's October 1917 revolution in historical perspective

Inequalities, economic models and Russia's October 1917 revolution in historical perspective

October 23-24 Utopian socialists believed that socialism is inevitable because it is a more rational system to organise production and life, a system more in line with the 'good' nature of human beings. Marxism rejected this reasoning, replacing it with ...
15th Anniversary Rhodes Forum 2017: Multipolarity and Dialogue in Regional and Global Developments: Imagining Possible Futures

15th Anniversary Rhodes Forum 2017: Multipolarity and Dialogue in Regional and Global Developments: Imagining Possible Futures

It is our pleasure to announce the 15th Anniversary Rhodes Forum, which will take place from 6-7 October 2017  in Rhodes, Greece. Since 2002, the Rhodes Forum has annually gathered between 300 and 600 participants from over 70 countries on ...
“The Impact of Globalisation on Family and Communities”

“The Impact of Globalisation on Family and Communities”

Globalisation has profoundly transformed the world. Changes in the sphere of economics, politics, and society have a great impact on our daily lives. Besides the numerous opportunities that globalisation has brought us, such as increased interconnectedness resulting from advanced communication ...

Sep 2017

DEBATING SECURITY PLUS - The global online brainstorm

DEBATING SECURITY PLUS - The global online brainstorm

Debating Security Plus is a global online brainstorm that aims to yield concrete recommendations. It builds on Friends of Europe‘s experience with other online debates and gathers several thousand experts around the world. The 2017 event will bring together senior ...
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