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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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During the second weekend of November, the 16th Workshop of the Partnership for Peace’s (PfP) Consortium Study Group, Regional Stability in the South Caucasus (RSSC), took place at the former Chateau Rothschild, in spectacular mountain scenery near Reichenau, a summer resort south of Vienna built for the rich and famous of the Hapsburg Empire. Organised […]

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Berlin, November 09, 2017: Francis Gary Powers Jr. was hosted by the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute for a celebration of the 28th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Powers Jr., Founder and Chairman Emeritus of The Cold War Museum in Washington DC, and Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee for the Cold […]

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From 2 to 4 November, a delegation from the DOC Research Institute gave a series of lectures in Beijing and met with Chinese experts in business and research. Chairman of the Supervisory Board Vladimir Yakunin was invited by Hao Ping, chairman of Peking University, and delivered a keynote speech during the annual Beijing Forum, entitled […]

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UN Secretary General António Guterres appointed the High Level Independent Panel to comment on effectiveness and governance at UN Habitat, the United Nations agency for human settlements and sustainable urban development. The panel´s task was to evaluate governance structure and practices at UN Habitat and its Human Settlement Programme, as well as its cooperation with […]

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