The Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute perceives the dominant portrayal of the world today as oversimplified and too tightly bound to certain economic models. The DOC believes that this rendering of the world fails to take account of the diversity of social and cultural aspirations and the various norms of civilisations and traditions. Therefore, we invite scholars and experts to submit original papers written exclusively for the DOC in order to address the individuals and elites involved in decision-making processes around the world with up-to-date, dynamic information; to respond adequately to the challenges of modernity; to treat global problems with proper understanding and attention to their complex origins; and to draft plausible alternative outlooks for the future.

DOC’s research agenda covers 6 key topics: