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DOC Research Director at 2018 SPECA Economic Forum in Almaty

Berlin, 20 September 2018 - Vladimir Popov, Research Director at the Berlin-based Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC), will present a joint research project by DOC and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) at the 2018 SPECA Economic Forum in Almaty on 20-21 September 2018 on...

DOC publishes new promo video about the Institute and Rhodes Forum

The Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute is proud to present a new promotional video. The video explains the Institute’s fields of work and its flagship event, the annual Rhodes Forum. Please feel free to watch it, share it, and join the dialogue: DOC Research video The DOC RI aims to foster dialogue-based solutions to some of...
Nikita Konopaltsev (Senior Researcher, DOC), Vartanova Elena, Klemens Witte, Jens Wendland, Prof. Herman Wasserman,, Changfen Chen, Brasilina Passarelli,, Dmitri Gavra

BRICS media systems in a digital age

Cape Town, 13. September 2018: Scholars from Brazil, Russia, India, and China joined South African counterparts to discuss digital media in the BRICS countries at the Centre for Film and Media Studies at the University of Cape Town, which, in collaboration with the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC) based in Berlin, Germany, hosted...
Sary Shagen on the west bank of Lake Balkhash in Kazakhstan, a former Soviet anti-ballistic missile testing range. (Credit: Sergey-USSR/Bigstock)

DOC Research conducts research on behalf of the UN ESCAP

The Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC RI) recently conducted a study on the ‘Structural and economic transformation towards sustainable development’ in the countries that are part of the UN Special Programme for the Economies of Central Asia (SPECA) – Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan – as well as Armenia. The study...

Vladimir Yakunin addresses Oxford Central Banking event

On 5 September 2018, Dr Vladimir Yakunin, the chairman of the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute’s supervisory board and the head of the Department of State Governance of the Faculty of Political Science at Moscow State University, delivered a keynote speech to the Central Banking Executive Programme held at Linacre College, University of Oxford....

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Christopher Black
Christopher Black
International Criminal Lawyer
Fred Dallmayr
Fred Dallmayr
Professor of Philosophy and Political Science at the University of Notre Dame
Jens Wendland
Jens Wendland
Foreign Professor, Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University; Professor, University of Arts, Berlin
Beatriz Bissio
Beatriz Bissio
PhD in History (Universidade Federal Fluminense, UFF, Brazil)
Alexander Rahr
Alexander Rahr
Prof.-Hon. mult., Project Director at the German-Russian Forum