27-28 February 2017 DOC Research Institute, Berlin 'Foreign Actors in the Syrian Conflict, 2017' The Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC) has the honour of announcing a round-table discussion on ‘Foreign Actors in the Syrian Conflict, 2017′, which will take place from 27-28 February 2017 at Französische Straße 23, 10117 Berlin. The round table will examine the dynamics and the positions of external actors involved in the Syrian conflict, including Iran, Saudi Arabia, Russia, the United States, and European countries. The round table will bring together renowned experts on the Middle East with different national backgrounds, including Mohammad-Reza Raouf-Sheibani, former Iranian Ambassador to Syria and senior expert on the Middle East; Dr. Khalid Abalhassan, Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics, Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University; Dr. Ariel Cohen, President of the Center for Energy, Natural Resources and Geopolitics at the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security; Dr. Agnes Levallois from the Institute for Strategic Studies in France; Dr. Hans Köchler, President of the International Progress Organization; Dr. Vladimir Ahmedov from the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences; and Dr. Alexey Malashenko from the DOC. Round Table Timings: 27th February: 10:00 – 17:30, registration from 09:30 onwards 28th February: 10:00 – 14:30 Please confirm your participation by 22 February 2017, via email to: email@example.com or by phone: (030) 2096 7790-0. Admission is only possible upon prior registration.