May 2017

The 38th Round Table - Current Research on Collective Action Against Corruption

The 38th Round Table - Current Research on Collective Action Against Corruption

Austria is host country to many international organizations such as the third UN Headquarters, the IAEA, and the OSCE. Less known, but not less important, is the Anti-Corruption Academy in Laxenburg. The Guest of the Round Table is Mr. Marti ...
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 ...

Jun 2017

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 ...
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 ...
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, ...

Oct 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 ...

May 2017

Turkey: what comes next?

Turkey: what comes next?

What changes can potentially occur in Turkey after the recent constitutional referendum? How will this affect the overall situation in the country? How strong is Recep Erdogan’s position? What are the chances of the opposition? Will the importance of the ...
Kulturen bitten zu Tisch - Cultures Ask to the Table - Dialogue in Practice

Kulturen bitten zu Tisch - Cultures Ask to the Table - Dialogue in Practice

On the occasion of the UNESCO World Day of the Dialogue of Cultures (21 May), the World Public Forum - Dialogue of Civilizations and the Association Kulturen bitten zu Tisch are organising the tenth annual festival "Cultures Ask to the ...
Methods of Recruitment into ISIS

Methods of Recruitment into ISIS

Issues to be discussed at the round-table on “Methods of Recruitment into ISIS” The round-table will conduct a comparative analysis of how recruitment of Muslims to the Islamic State is implemented, including commonalities and differences in different countries and regions. ...
Lecture by Bassam Tibi on "Cultural Particularism and Value-Conflicts among Civilizations”

Lecture by Bassam Tibi on "Cultural Particularism and Value-Conflicts among Civilizations”

Though all humans are equals, they are nonetheless shaped by different socialization patterns in a particular civilizational setup determined by an equally particular value system. It follows that structural globalization simultaneously takes place along a cultural fragmentation of peoples of ...

Apr 2017

Roundtable on the Digital Dialogue of Civilizations

Roundtable on the Digital Dialogue of Civilizations

A roundtable about the societal consequences of the current digititalisation of communication, and the chances  of establishing a constantly updated scientific exchange on the internet, regarding current developments in digititalisation. The international discourse on the digititalisation of communication and its ...
International Dialogue and Intercultural Communications  In a Global World - online discussions

International Dialogue and Intercultural Communications In a Global World - online discussions

Institut Sorbonne-Kazakhstan (ISK) at the Abai Kazakh National Pedagogical University UNESCO Chair “Philosophy in the Dialogue of Cultures” at the Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences, and Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute UNESCO Chair “Science and Spirituality” at the ...
Terror Victims in North Caucasus: Comparative Statistics

Terror Victims in North Caucasus: Comparative Statistics

Vectors of discussion: ∙ Comparative statistics on the victims of terror ∙ Main trends ∙ Expectations for 2017 Using his own statistics editor-in-chief of the "Caucasian Junction" edition presented the respective dynamics over the last 7 years of observations. Speakers: Grigory ...
Lecture by Dr. Alfred Gusenbauer: "The World at a Crossroads: Decisive Shifts in International Policies"

Lecture by Dr. Alfred Gusenbauer: "The World at a Crossroads: Decisive Shifts in International Policies"

The international community is currently undergoing a crucial transformation. With events such as Brexit and the election of Trump to the presidency, as well as Europe’s internal crisis, illustrated most notably by its difficulty in dealing with the influx of ...

Mar 2017

Lecture by Ambassador Dr. Wendelin Ettmayer: “The Diplomatic Revolution in Europe: Repercussions for Transatlantic Relations”

Lecture by Ambassador Dr. Wendelin Ettmayer: “The Diplomatic Revolution in Europe: Repercussions for Transatlantic Relations”

In his lecture, Ambassador Dr. Wendelin Ettmayer gave an account of the development of the European integration process in the field of foreign policy, including its successes and shortcomings. In particular, Ambassador Ettmayer elaborated on how the objective of diplomacy in ...

Feb 2017

Round Table: 'Foreign Actors in the Syrian Conflict, 2017'

Round Table: 'Foreign Actors in the Syrian Conflict, 2017'

On February 27-28 the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC) held a round-table discussion on 'Foreign Actors in the Syrian Conflict, 2017'. The round table examined the dynamics and the positions of external actors involved in the Syrian conflict, including Iran, Saudi ...

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