Apr 2018

International Round-Table  “Humanitarian Aspects of New Information and Communication Technologies Development: Prospects and Challenges”

International Round-Table “Humanitarian Aspects of New Information and Communication Technologies Development: Prospects and Challenges”

Rapid development and everyday application of new information and communication technologies produce along with certain advantages a wide range of possible threats to human security. Traditional practices of handling issues of political management, healthcare and education transform into a new ...

Mai 2018

Inventing hegemonies : Theories and approaches

Inventing hegemonies : Theories and approaches

This Roundtable will be held at Warsaw University by The Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC), The Faculty of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Warsaw and The Centre for Governance and Public Management (CGPM) at the ...
Is GDP obsolete? Alternative measures of economic and social progress

Is GDP obsolete? Alternative measures of economic and social progress

Gross National Product (GDP) started to be calculated by statisticians in the US and Europe only after the Second World War, and has been criticised since the moment of its inception as a practice. In an often-cited speech at the ...
“Capacity Building for Infrastructure Development in Emerging Economies”

“Capacity Building for Infrastructure Development in Emerging Economies”

Infrastructure development is an important factor that allows for sustainable economic growth, and provides a solid starting point for the steady ascension of social well-being indicators in the long run. Countries with emerging economies are interested in sustainable infrastructure development, ...

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. ...
25 years of ‘clash of civilisations’: From Huntington to Trump and beyond

25 years of ‘clash of civilisations’: From Huntington to Trump and beyond

As the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC RI) marks its second anniversary this July, building off of 16 years of heritage as the World Public Forum, we also mark the anniversary of one of the most influential and controversial ...

Okt 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 ...

Apr 2018

Putin’s 4th presidency: Prospects for Russian foreign policy - Lecture by Andrey Kortunov

Putin’s 4th presidency: Prospects for Russian foreign policy - Lecture by Andrey Kortunov

Professor Andrey Kortunov is Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), the leading Russian foreign policy think tank. He will give his view on the prospects for Russian foreign policy during Vladimir Putin’s fourth term as president. Kortunov ...

Mrz 2018

Geopolitischer Machtpoker: Eurasien als Bindeglied einer neuen Weltordnung

Geopolitischer Machtpoker: Eurasien als Bindeglied einer neuen Weltordnung

Geopolitischer Machtpoker: Eurasien als Bindeglied einer neuen Weltordnung In dem Vortrag werden die strukturellen Megatrends sowie die länder- und regionsspezifischen Transformationen erläutert, welche zu der kommerziellen und verkehrspolitischen Neuordnung des eurasischen Raumes geführt haben. Weiterhin soll beleuchtet werden, welche Auswirkungen ...
Causes and Consequences of Middle East Conflicts post Arab Spring by Mark Farha

Causes and Consequences of Middle East Conflicts post Arab Spring by Mark Farha

Mending US-Russia Relations to Stem the Sectarian Contagion in the Middle East While the roots of ethno-sectarian conflict in the Middle East are manifold, there is little doubt that the concocted ‘new cold war’ between the United States and Russia ...

Feb 2018

“Kulturelle Faktoren von Realpolitik“

“Kulturelle Faktoren von Realpolitik“

Der in Deutschland und Lateinamerika aufgewachsene Constantin von Baerlowen ist Professor für Anthropologie und vergleichende Kulturwissenschaften. Er unterrichtet an der Université Européenne de la Recherche und ist Mitglied des Advisory Board der Harvard Academy. Seinen Thesen zufolge ist die Vorstellung ...

Jan 2018

DOC Neujahrsempfang mit Günter Verheugen

DOC Neujahrsempfang mit Günter Verheugen

Am 30. Januar 2018 spricht der SPD-Politiker Günter Verheugen beim Neujahrsempfang des DOC. Der Ehrenprofessor der Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) war von 1999 bis 2004 EU-Kommissar für Erweiterung, danach von 2004 bis 2010 EU-Kommissar für Industrie und Unternehmenspolitik. Thema seines ...

Dez 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 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 ...
Francis Gary Powers Jr. shows the movie Bridge of Spies

Francis Gary Powers Jr. shows the movie 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 – ...

Okt 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 ...