The Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC) hosted a Lecture by Prof. Dr. h.c. Horst Teltschik at our New Year Reception, concerning the topic: “Europe in the Quicksand of Internal and External Turbulences”
9 February: New Year Reception
Professor Teltschik is a long-time confidant of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl and was, until shortly after German reunification, his advisor on foreign policy and security. He is known as an architect of the treaties between the two German states and between the Federal Republic of Germany and Poland, the Soviet Union, and the three Western allies, which, after the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989, paved the way for the peaceful reunification of Germany. After 1991, Prof. Teltschik worked for the Bertelsmann Stiftung, BMW and Boeing. From 1999 to 2008 he led the Munich Security Conference.
The Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC), founded in 2016, is a Berlin-based international think tank. It focuses on solutions to the challenges facing the international community. The DOC team is convinced that open, respectful and equitable dialogue is the basic prerequisite for the co-operation and coexistence of cultures and civilisations.