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Berlin, 14 December 2018: The return of identity politics, growing social and economic imbalances, and the breakdown of traditional political patterns such as the left-right divide are at the heart of the deepening crisis across European societies. In his lecture – ‘The 2019 European elections: Europe at a crossroads’ – at the Dialogue of Civilizations […]

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The Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC) today announces the launch of “My Country, Our World in 2030”, a competition to find the best essay written by European and international graduate and undergraduate students, as part of a project exploring young people’s expectations of the future in their countries, Europe and the wider world. The […]

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The Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC) has appointed Dr. Cristina Stanca-Mustea to spearhead its flagship projects and events. Cristina joins the management team of the Berlin-based international think tank, and reports directly to CEO Jean-Christophe Bas. DOC CEO Jean-Christophe Bas said: “I am delighted that we have secured the services of an outstanding candidate […]

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The 8th Global Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) was held 19-20 November 2018 at the UN in New York. The Forum’s theme – ‘Commit2Dialogue: Partnerships for Prevention and Sustaining Peace’ – stressed the need for a joint search for possible ways to recommit to interreligious and intercultural dialogue and to promote […]

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The DOC Research Institute partnered with the Centre for Strategic & Prospective Studies (Centre d’Etude et de Prospective Stratégique – CEPS) to contribute to the organisation of an international conference titled ‘Africa: What are the priorities and what means are available to build an economic, social, sustainable, responsible, and shared dynamic?’, which took place at […]

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DOC co-founder Dr. Walter Schwimmer and DOC CEO Jean-Christophe Bas invited the friends and partners of the DOC office in Vienna to a year-end reception on 3 December. Around 50 guests – representatives of the scientific community, religious organisations, NGOs, and diplomatic missions – came to the DOC office in Vienna and had a lively […]

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ASTANA, 12-13 Nov: The international Astana Club discussion platform hosted a presentation of the report, ‘2019 Global Risk Rating’ for the Eurasian Region’. The rating was prepared by the Institute of World Economics and Politics (IWEP). The opinions of more than 30 leading thinkers from around the world were collected and approximately 1,000 experts from […]

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On 22 November 2018 in Arkhangelsk, Russia, the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC) partnered with the Northern (Arctic) Federal University (NArFU) to hold a masterclass entitled ‘Methods of field religious studies: tools, field, analysis and interpretation of the results’. The meeting was attended by NArFU lecturers and students of cultural and religious studies. One […]

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The DOC’s external project manager, Piotr Dutkiewizc, a professor at Carleton University, is the co-editor of Eurasia on the Edge, recently published by Rowman & Littlefield, and endorsed by DOC Research Director Vladimir Popov: Eurasia accounts for just over one third of the land area of the globe, but is home to over 70% of […]

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On 8-9 November, Prof. Vladimir Popov, research director at the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC) took part in the ‘Building states and nations in turbulent contexts’ policy workshop in Yerevan. He presented a paper, ‘The fall and rise of life expectancy in Russia in the 1970s-2010s: Are there similarities with the decline in life […]

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