Call for Papers 231 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 Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute draws world-class experts, bringing concepts and ideas generated in different spheres of scientific and public interest to a focal point, where they can be discussed freely and independently. 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 civilizations 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. The Expert Committee of the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute issues periodic calls for papers related to our six research themes. The next call for papers will be posted soon. Watch this space for further details.