Okt 2017

"Inequalities, Economic Models and Russian October 1917 Revolution in Historical Perspective“

"Inequalities, Economic Models and Russian 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 ...
“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 ...

Nov 2017

Gary Powers Jr. shows the movie Bridge of Spies

Gary Powers Jr. shows the movie Bridge of Spies

Francis Gary Powers, 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 in Berlin – will ...
Were there viable alternatives in 1917 and 1929?

Were there viable alternatives in 1917 and 1929?

This round-table 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 ...

Okt 2017

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 ...
BUSINESS IN & WITH IRAN: THE OPPORTUNITY OF THE DECADE

BUSINESS IN & WITH IRAN: THE OPPORTUNITY OF THE DECADE

BUSINESS IN AND WITH IRAN: THE OPPORTUNITY OF THE DECADE New business with Iran was the hype in 2016, after the lifting of international sanctions. One year later, the topic is definitely worth revisiting, now based on real-life cases, not ...
BOOK PRESENTATION - "Mapping a New World Order, The Rest Beyond the West"

BOOK PRESENTATION - "Mapping a New World Order, The Rest Beyond the West"

BOOK PRESENTATION  "Mapping a New World Order - The Rest Beyond the West"   Edited by Vladimir Popov and Piotr Dutkiewicz This book identifies possible factors responsible for the recent rise of many developing countries. It examines how robust these trends ...

Jun 2017

DOC Anniversary Event

DOC Anniversary Event

In June 2016 the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute opened in Berlin. Though only one year has passed, much has happened. Projects, events, research and – first and foremost – dialogue! Great people with great minds have joined the DOC, ...
An Emerging New World Order? -  Building Blocs, Drivers and Perspectives

An Emerging New World Order? -  Building Blocs, Drivers and Perspectives

The “New World Order”, cheerfully announced by the Bush administration after the collapse of the USSR, formally ended the Cold War and the real threat of European nuclear annihilation. However, Eastern and Western experts both agree that neither the bipolar ...
Lecture by Asher Maoz on "Judaism, Christianity and Islam - inter-faith relations"

Lecture by Asher Maoz on "Judaism, Christianity and Islam - inter-faith relations"

Both Christianity and Islam are offspring of Judaism. Nevertheless, bitter confrontations have taken place among these three religions throughout history. It is the aim of this lecture to explore the positive approach of Judaism to the other two faiths, as ...

Mai 2017

New Models of International Cooperation:  Multiple Perspectives on the  Belt and Road Initiative

New Models of International Cooperation: Multiple Perspectives on the Belt and Road Initiative

At a time when the world is rethinking globalization, when more and more countries are adopting inward-looking policies, China’s The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) cannot pass unnoticed by global policy makers. This ambitious initiative aims to establish a new ...
38. Runder Tisch - Current Research on Collective Action Against Corruption

38. Runder Tisch - Current Research on Collective Action Against Corruption

Österreich beherbergt etliche internationale Organisationen, wie das 3.UN-Headquarter, die Atomenergiebehörde und die OSZE. Weniger allgemein bekannt, aber nicht weniger wichtig ist die Internationale Anti-Korruptionsakademie in Laxenburg. Gast unseres Runden Tisches ist Mr. Martin Zapata, Research Associate des IACA, zum Thema ...

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