Feb 2018

The cultural factor of real politics-Lecture by Constantin von Barloewen

The cultural factor of real politics-Lecture by Constantin von Barloewen

Lecture Berlin, Germany
According to anthropologist Constantin von Baerlowen, the concept of ‘modernisation’  is inherently Western, limiting the way we think about development to only one framework. 'Modernity’ raises the question of whether modernisation is simply ‘Westernisation’.  A multipolar world requires a deep understanding ...

Mar 2018

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

Lecture Berlin, Germany
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 ...
The Poker Game of Geopolitics: Eurasia as Vital Link in the New World Order

The Poker Game of Geopolitics: Eurasia as Vital Link in the New World Order

Lecture Berlin, Germany
The lecture focuses on the structural mega trends and the specific transformations, both national and regional, leading to a commercial and infrastructural re-evaluation of the Eurasian space. It will also shed light on the effects of this process on certain ...

Apr 2018

Conference: Democratic capitalism and its discontents

Conference: Democratic capitalism and its discontents

Conference Berlin, Germany
The all-too-common assertion that the world is in a big mess reflects different facets of the current crisis. It demonstrates the existence of a triple crisis among the major institutions of governance, within the State, the Market, and the Community. ...
What a “New European Security Deal” Could Mean for the South Caucasus

What a “New European Security Deal” Could Mean for the South Caucasus

17th Workshop of the PfP Consortium Study Group “Regional Stability in the South Caucasus”  What a “New European Security Deal” Could Mean for the South Caucasus Minsk, Belarus  The 17th Regional Stability in the South Caucasus Study Group workshop aims ...

Jun 2018

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

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

Conference ROME, ITALY, Italy
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

Conference Rhodes, Greece
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 ...

Feb 2018

Islam in Eurasia

Islam in Eurasia

ConferenceTyumen, Russia
"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. What's next?

LectureMoscow, Russia
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? ...

Jan 2018

DOC New Year Reception with Günter Verheugen

DOC New Year Reception with Günter Verheugen

Special DateBerlin, Germany
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 ...

Dec 2017

Eurasia Barometer: Development and Perspectives

Eurasia Barometer: Development and Perspectives

WorkshopVienna, Austria
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

Conference Berlin, Germany
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?

Round TableMoscow, Russia
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

WorkshopReichenau an der Rax, Germany
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

Special DateBerlin, Germany
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?

Round TableBerlin, Germany
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

ConferenceBerlin, Germany
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 ...
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