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How many immigrants should a country accept? This was one of the first questions posed to the speakers at the migration conference held at the DOC Research Institute Berlin Office on 14 December. The Migration in Europe and Eurasia conference addressed issues relating to migration in Europe, and more broadly, Eurasia. The conference was led […]

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A delegation from the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute, led by chairman and co-founder Vladimir Yakunin, together with a delegation from the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation led by Vice Executive Chairman Hang Yuanxiang, travelled to Saint Petersburg to develop cultural ties between Russia and China. New tools for the study of cultural heritage On December 4, […]

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Debating Security Plus is an internet platform where international security experts from think tanks and international organisations such as the European Commission and NATO discussed topics related to global security in an online debate that took place in September 2017. As part of the debate, the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC) hosted a rapid […]

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The DOC Research Institute is pleased to announce that its next Dialogue of Civilizations Rhodes Forum will take place on 5-6 October 2018 on the Greek island of Rhodes. The DOC Rhodes Forum 2018 will continue the Rhodes Forum tradition of shining a light on the most pressing problems that face us, with an emphasis […]

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Berlin, 1.12.2017: This report by Graciana del Castillo analyses three policies that were particularly problematic in the country: attempts to impose ‘military solutions’ with ‘development’ activities on the side and as an afterthought; delays in moving away from the ‘economics of war’ (profitable underground economy) into the ‘economics of peace’ (optimal policies often not possible […]

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The Dialogue of Civilizations group of organisations is in the process of opening a center in New Delhi, India and will expand its activities to South Asia and Africa in 2018. DOC India will become an integral part of the DOC Group, while Pooran Chandra Pandey will be appointed the head of DOC India, remaining […]

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On 29 November, the DOC Research Institute hosted the Were there viable alternatives in 1917 and 1929? conference at Lomonosov Moscow State University. Sponsored by the political science department, the conference discussed whether there were viable alternatives to two crucial events in Russian history: 1917’s October Revolution, and the 1929 rollback of the New Economic […]

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On 21 November, DOC Research Co-Founder Peter W. Schulze attended the Russian Enigma business conference at the University of Turku’s Pan European Institute, in Finland. Also present were economists and sociologists from Russia, Poland, Norway, Switzerland, Sweden, and the Baltic States. For Finland, commercial opportunities in Russia are of enormous interest, particularly in forestry, infrastructure […]

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On 6-7 November, the Council of Europe held its 10th Anniversary Exchange on the religious dimension of intercultural dialogue in Strasbourg. The Exchange provides a platform for dialogue between governments, religious communities and campaigning organisations. This year the meeting was devoted to refugees and international migration, and to the role of religious and secular groups […]

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16 November 2017, Berlin-based think tank Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC) , jointly with Goettingen University and the Austrian Ministry of Defence and Sports  have increased their partnership and cooperation to support the 9-12 November 2017 workshop of the PfP Consortium’s Study Group on Regional Stability in the South Caucasus, championed by the Austrian […]

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