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

  • Universal Basic Income: the way to prosperity or idleness?

    The concept of a universal basic income (UBI) is becoming increasingly popular in discussions about how to combat poverty and reduce inequality. Advocates for UBI include not only leftists, but also neoliberals, who see it as an opportunity to reduce [...]
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    The 2019 European elections: Europe at a crossroads

    As we near the end of what has been a critical year for Europe, join the DOC Research Institute in Berlin to hear from Dr. Alfred Gusenbauer, Federal Chancellor of Austria (2007-2008), on what lies ahead for the continent. Topics & [...]
  • Don’t let me be misunderstood: Making dialogue between cultures work

    Join DOC Berlin to discover a better understanding of and easy tools for effective international communication from expert UN interpreter Susanne Kilian, who has worked for US presidents, Head of IMF Christine Lagarde and leading German politicians.   We at [...]
  • Roundtable with Dr. Wendelin Ettmayer

    DOC would like to invite you to a roundtable on Monday, 26 November 2018 at 16.00 in Vienna. Our guest is the Austrian diplomat Dr. Wendelin Ettmayer, former Ambassador to Finland, Estonia, Canada, Jamaica and Member to the Council of Europe. [...]
  • Workshop on Religion Studies: Methods, Instruments and Analysis

    The workshop continues the series of seminars and round tables conducted in partnership with leading Russian and CIS universities. It is going to become a part of the “Interethnic and interreligious relations” master program launched by the Northern (Arctic) Federal [...]
  • The Future of Work

    Klemens Witte from the Dialogue of Civilisations Research Institute will present his research on the impact of digitalisation on society and labour market. In particular, Klemens will elaborate on the question how digital platforms are changing working conditions and what [...]
  • The Second International Conference “Islam in a Modern Secular State”

    November 15-16th, 2018 under the auspices of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic the Second International Conference “Islam in a Modern Secular State” was held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The purpose of the Conference was to analyze the situation, discuss the contemporary issues and search [...]
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    Macroeconomic policies in countries of the Global South

    Concept note  Conference video The idea of this project is to analyse what kind of macroeconomic policy is most conducive to growth in developing countries and to investigate whether particular fiscal, monetary, and exchange rate policies have similar effects in [...]
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    Trump and the changing world order: The effect of the mid-term results

    Join the DOC Berlin to hear from the renowned Princeton scholar and influential commentator Richard A. Falk on Trump, the mid-term election results, and what this means in a time of changing world order. This enlightening event, the first in [...]
  • Movie Screening "Bornholmer Strasse" - Eyewitnesses at the DOC

    This event is in German language. Film screening at the DOC: 29 years after the spectacular opening of the Berlin Wall, we will hear from eyewitnesses who where there on that fateful night. Harald Jäger, who in 1989 was a [...]


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 makers and major multi-national corporations practical advice and solutions on six research themes: East and West: Bridging the Postmodern Identity...
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 with each other. In 2012, WPF Dialogue of Civilizations started developing the Schools of the Dialogue of Cultures international educational project. UNESCO’s Philosophy Department, Philosophy in the Dialogue of Cultures, is...

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 become, sources of major political, economic and cultural conflicts in our world. The exploration of alternative global futures is the...



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