DOC hosts its first lecture of 2017 with Fred Harrison Published: January 26, 2017 54 This afternoon the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute hosts its first lecture with author and economic commentator Fred Harrison, who will give a speech entitled ‘The Economics of Civilisation – The Conflict Resolution Paradigm for the Age of Geopolitical Crisis’. Today is the first of a monthly series of lectures relating to the DOC Research Agenda. These lectures cut straight to the heart of key conflicts and debates around the world today. With topics ranging from economics, global governance, philosophy, and religion, to infrastructure, development, and social inclusion, it offers a platform for diverse voices. Speakers address the theme of dialogue from a variety of perspectives, shedding new light on issues at the centre of global consciousness. Harrison will describe an analytical framework that facilitates the comparison of the financial foundations of the civilisation model with the systemic pillars on which liberal democracies were constructed. You can follow some of his quotes during the day on twitter. Fred Harrison (born 1944) is a British author, economic commentator, and corporate policy advisor, and is Research Director of the London-based Land Research Trust. He is notable for his stance on land reform and belief that an over-reliance on land, property, and mortgages weakens economic structures and makes companies vulnerable to economic collapse.