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On 1 December 2016, the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute in Berlin hosted its first full-day workshop on the future of the peace and security order in Europe and its neighbourhood, bringing together renowned experts with diverging positions to discuss the topic. The event provided a forum for interested stakeholders from various professional and national […]

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December 12, Beijing – The Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC RI) is set to develop partnerships with Chinese major think tanks, following a series of meetings led by DOC last week in Beijing. DOC RI and the China Investment Corporation expressed clear interest in further collaboration in the fields of research, as well as […]

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DOC Rhodes FORUM 2016 September 30 - October 1

30 SEPTEMBER 2016, RHODES – DOC Research Institute (“DOC”, or the “Institute”), an independent international think tank headquartered in Berlin, announces that the 14th Rhodes Forum 2016 “The Chaos of Multiplicity: An Urgent Call for Dialogue” has opened in Greece. This key international event brings together leading experts from government, business and academia to discuss […]

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Global political, business, and academic leaders convene in Berlin to mark the international launch of the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute. BERLIN 1 JULY 2016 – The international think tank Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute announces its global launch today, in Berlin. The Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC) has developed out of the World […]

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On December 2nd, Tokyo hosted the Asian Innovation Forum. The forum was attended by former president of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn and vice president of BRICS Bank, Paulo Nogueira Batista. President of the World Public Forum “Dialogue of Civilizations”, Vladimir Yakunin gave a presentation on the issue of building an effective model of […]

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Vladimir Yakunin, Ph. D (Political Sciences), Founding President of the World Public Forum “Dialogue of Civilizations“, visited the People’s Republic of China November 5-6, 2015. During the visit, Dr. Yakunin delivered a lecture at Beijing University and participated in the work of Beijing Forum 2015. In the lecture at Beijing University, Vladimir Yakunin pointed out […]

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Rhodes, Greece, 13 October 2015 The 13th Annual Rhodes Forum concluded on Sunday by calling on the United Nations to implement urgent reform of its development institutions and lend money to the real economy and to individuals who either live in abject poverty or struggle to make ends meet. Support for developing countries should be […]

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Rhodes, Greece, 10 October 2015. Vladimir Yakunin, President and Co-Founder of World Public Forum, “Dialogue of Civilisations” (WPF “DoC”) on Friday opened the 13th annual Rhodes Forum and announced the launch of a major new global think tank. Dr Yakunin said that the board of WPF “DoC” has agreed to create a research institute focussed […]

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Rhodes Forum

On October 8-12, 2015, World Public Forum “Dialogue of Civilizations”, the global think tank and discussion forum founded by Russian public thinker Vladimir Yakunin, is hosting the 13th annual Rhodes Forum on the Greek island of Rhodes. This year’s overarching theme, “The World Beyond Global Disorder”, convenes some of the world’s most renowned public thinkers, […]

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Ruben Vardanyan

Russian entrepreneur and philanthropist Ruben Vardanyan, founding partner and deputy chairman of the international advisory board of the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO and co-founder of the RVVZ family foundation has become the latest Board member of the Endowment for the World Public Forum “Dialogue of Civilizations” foundation. Founded in Geneva in 2013, The Endowment for […]

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