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This year the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute supported the prestigious Musical Olympus Charity Ball, which took place on 2-3 June 2018 at the Catherine Palace in Saint Petersburg. The Musical Olympus Ball has been held annually since 1999 and gathers the élite of Russian art, business, and politics. International guests from Austria, Switzerland, Germany, […]

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Georgi Derluguian takes a grand, historical-sociology and anthropologically inspired look at the history of social evolution, examining behaviours that counter the aggrandisement of ‘chiefs’ – elites who have established themselves as rulers by imposing themselves upon the collective power of humanity. He draws hope that through a combination of social initiative and the staying power […]

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The Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC) awards scholarships, covering tuition fee, accommodation and travel expenses, to the five best-qualified applicants (post-graduate and advanced bachelor students of political and social sciences at a university in Germany). The MGIMO International Summer School offers two intensive modules: Module 1: “Russian Foreign Policy: Modern Challenges” Module 2: “Russian […]

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Berlin 8 June 2018 – The Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC) Annual Report for 2017-2018 outlines the achievements of DOC over in 2017-2018 in all areas of operations: research, publications, events, fundraising activities, and the Institute’s financial performance for this period. Publications and research produced by DOC explored what ‘humanity’ means, examining what it means to be human […]

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30th May, Berlin. DOC Research Institute, in cooperation with T20 Argentina experts, held a roundtable at DOC headquarters, entitled ‘Capacity building for Infrastructure Development in Emerging Economies’. Participants who gathered in DOC HQ represent five continents (Asia, Africa, North America, South America, and Europe), which reflected the spirit of open cooperation and intercultural dialogue. Dr. […]

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Ekaterinburg, 23 May 2018, the DOC Research Institute (DOC) joined with the Ural Institute of Humanities of the Ural Federal University (UrFU) to hold a roundtable on the problems of migrant adaptation in Eastern Russia and ways to properly address them. Alexey Malashenko, the DOC’s chief researcher, moderated the event, which gathered experts from Moscow, […]

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Vienna, 23 May: Is there a chance to restart relations between Russia and the West? In order to address this question, the roundtable, ‘The Deterioration of East-West Relations’, was organised by the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC), the International Institute for Peace (IIP,) and the Research Center for Eurasian Studies at the University of […]

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Warsaw, 21 May: DOC RI, together with the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Warsaw and The Centre for Governance and Public Management (CGPM) at the Carleton University, held the roundtable ‘Inventing Hegemonies: Theories and Approaches’. It was the first conference that DOC RI held and co-organised in the Polish […]

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St. Petersburg 24-26 May: A delegation from DOC RI, including Chairman of the Supervisory Board Dr. Vladimir Yakunin and Grigory Levchenko, Corporate Communications Director/Head of Moscow Office, attended the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. Yakunin gave a speech during the panel, ‘People´s Diplomacy: From People’s Trust to the Trust of Economies’. The panel dealt with […]

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Loccum, Germany, 14-16 May: The six non-EU countries in the Western Balkans are back in focus. On several occasions the European Commission has clearly stated its intention to put the region on an “irreversible” track towards EU membership before the end of its mandate in 2019. Thus, 2018 looks to be a pivotal year for […]

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