Rooted in a tradition of seeking dialogue-based solutions to humankind’s most pressing issues, Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute builds on the World Public Forum Dialogue of Civilizations’ (WPF Dialogue of Civilizations, DOC) legacy and expertise, bringing together global thought leaders from academia, public policy, business, and civil society to debate and develop practice-based policy advice.

Activities include: original research, expert commentary, seminars, round-table debates, and conferences.

All Events

  • Rhodes Forum 2019 - Global (dis)order: Towards dialogue-based worldviews

    The 17th edition of the Rhodes Forum organised by the Dialogue of Civilizations Institute will take place on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 October. Over the past eighteen years, the Rhodes Forum has brought together numerous political leaders, experts, business [...]
  • Islam and Europe: Overcoming differences, sharing paths

    The Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC), an independent international think tank based in Berlin, is organising the symposium ‘Islam-Europe: Overcoming differences and sharing paths’ under the auspices of the Presidency of the Republic of Tunisia and in partnership with the [...]
  • India in a changing world

    The Asia Pacific region is highly dynamic and interwoven, with changing power relations, strong economic links between the countries and numerous challenges that affect the whole region. India’s growing economic and political stature makes it well positioned to play a [...]
  • How the elites endanger democracy: A book presentation with Michael Hartmann

    How the elites endanger democracy: A book presentation with Michael Hartmann

    Join DOC in Berlin to hear renowned elite researcher Michael Hartmann discuss his recent book: 'Die Abgehobenen - Wie die Eliten die Demokratie gefährden' The elites are eroding democracy, says elite researcher Michael Hartmann. The elites are becoming more and [...]
  • Dialogue in practice: Annual roundtable and dinner 2019

    On the occasion of the UNESCO World Day for Intercultural Dialogue, the Festival of Cultures will take place for the twelfth time in a row on Thursday, June 6 from 4 pm. to 10 pm. With free admission, 25 nations [...]
  • Multiple vectors of Central Asia: Uzbekistan’s case

    On 28 May 2019, the Moscow office of the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute will host the ‘Multiple Vectors of Central Asia: Uzbekistan’s Case’ roundtable. The meeting will be the fourth in a series devoted to analysis of the foreign [...]
  • The role of religious identity in the modern world

    On 22 May 2019, the National Research Tomsk State University (TSU), together with the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute, will hold a roundtable on the ‘role of religious identity in the modern world’. Nowadays, one often hears the opinion that [...]
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    "Game Over"- a discussion with author Hans-Peter Martin

    Join DOC to hear from Dr. Hans-Peter Martin, author of The Global Trap and Bitter Pills, as he will hold a lecture based on his new bestseller Game Over. Game Over, which was shortlisted for the German Business Book Award [...]
  • The Council of Europe – still a Pan-European Platform?

    The Council of Europe, the oldest and most comprehensive organisation of European integration with 47 member states, celebrates its 70th anniversary in May. Therefore, DOC  together with the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, the European Society Coudenhove-Kalergi and the Paneuropa Movement [...]
  • Rethinking Hegemonies

    This conference will address the questions of whether hegemony operates in world politics today, and, if so, in what form(s), and through what technique(s). Participants will critically discuss three dimensions of hegemony: What is it and how it is being [...]


Call for Research Proposals

Research at the DOC By applying the paradigm of Dialogue of Civilization as both theoretical framework and methodology, we identify the most pressing issues we are facing now, and we explore and offer global policy makers and major multi-national corporations practical advice and solutions on six research themes:East and West: Bridging the Postmodern Identity...
Schools of the Dialogue of Cultures

Schools of the Dialogue of Cultures

The major challenge facing education in the 21st century is dealing with some of the inherent tensions that arise in reconciling competing world views with each other.In 2012, WPF Dialogue of Civilizations started developing the Schools of the Dialogue of Cultures international educational project. UNESCO’s Philosophy Department, Philosophy in the Dialogue of Cultures, is...

Possible Futures Scenarios

The Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute addresses important global issues through inter-national and cross-cultural dialogue. The Forum deals particularly with major global fault lines: that is, with situations which are, or are likely to become, sources of major political, economic and cultural conflicts in our world. The exploration of alternative global futures is the...