Rhodes Forum 2018

Dialogue of Civilizations Rhodes Forum highlights the value of diversity in globalisation

Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute, Berlin, 10 October 2018 – The Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute’s Rhodes Forum 2018, ‘Making Multilateralism Work: Enhancing Dialogue on Peace, Security, and Development’


T20 publishes DOC Research recommendations

A policy brief entitled ‘Improving Governability, Legitimacy, Accountability’ by Jürgen Grote, Chief Researcher at the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC), has been accepted by Task Force 6 of the T20 Committee under the heading of ‘Social Cohesion, Global Governance, and the Future of Politics’. The brief will be discussed at the T20 Argentina Summit on 16-18 September 2018 in Buenos Aires.

Jean-Cristophe Bas

Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute appoints Jean-Christophe Bas as CEO

Jean-Christophe Bas joins the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC) from The Global Compass, a think tank he founded in 2016. Over the past 20 years he has held a number of senior policy positions in inter-governmental organisations. From 2008 to 2014, he was the Head of Strategic Development and Partnerships at the United Nations of the Alliance of Civilizations, an initiative launched by the UN Secretary General aimed at improving understanding and cooperation among nations and peoples across cultures, promoting cultural diversity and building inclusive societies. Before this position Bas spent nine years as the Head of Policy Dialogue at the World Bank, where he set up innovative mechanisms for strategic engagement with key decision makers and opinion leaders around the world, focusing on international development and the eradication of poverty.

Rhodes Forum 2017

Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute’s 15th Anniversary Rhodes Forum 2017 Convenes

06 October 2017, Rhodes, Greece – DOC Research Institute (“DOC”, or the “Institute”), an independent international think tank headquartered in Berlin, announces that the 15th Anniversary Rhodes Forum 2017 “Multipolarity and Dialogue in Regional and Global Developments: Imagining Possible Futures.”


Call for Research Proposals

The DOC assesses research proposals by internal and external researchers. 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.

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DOC Research Institute has been launched

Global political, business, and academic leaders convene in Berlin to mark the international launch of the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute.

News and events


On 7 November, the ‘Roundtable of Global Review: How to Deal with an Era of Strategic Instability and Uncertainty’? was hosted by leading Chinese think tank, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS). The conference opened with a welcome address from ZHOU Hanmin, Vice Chairman of the CPPCC Shanghai Committee, and SIIS President, CHEN Dongxiao. YANG […]

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On 7 November, the Shanghai Institute for International Studies (SIIS) and the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC) held a joint conference called ‘Eurasia Economic Partnership: Challenges and prospects’. The conference opened with introductory remarks by Prof. Yan Anlin, Vice-President of SIIS.  During the event the new book titled ‘Belts and Roads in Eurasia’ by […]

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