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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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The Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC RI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Union of Non-Governmental Organizations “Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly”, and an MoU with the Greek Eurasian Business Council during the 15th Annual Rhodes Forum taking place now on the Greek Island. The MoU signed by Svetlana Smirnova, First Deputy Secretary-General, […]

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06 October 2017, Rhodes, Greece – DOC Research Institute (“DOC”, or the “Institute”), an independent international think tank headquartered in Berlin, announces that the 15th Anniversary Rhodes Forum 2017 “Multipolarity and Dialogue in Regional and Global Developments: Imagining Possible Futures.” This event, traditionally a centrepiece in the DOC year, brings together leading experts from government, […]

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The book was already launched in August 2017 in Delhi, but has now been produced as an international edition together with the DOC Research Institute and the Nagrik Foundation. In Empowering the Marginalized – A Perspective for Inclusive Development, Deepak Dwivedi analyses the developments of poverty at a global and local level with the example […]

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The Rhodes Forum opens this week with a strong African presence headlining a diverse array of high-profile international speakers to discuss and seek practical solutions to major global challenges being faced today. Presidents Goodluck Jonathan (Nigeria, 2010-15) and Dioncounda Traoré (Mali, 2012-13) will address the opening plenary session on 6 October alongside Oxford University’s Professor […]

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Research at the DOC By applying the paradigm of Dialogue of Civilization as both theoretical framework and methodology, we identify the most pressing issues we are facing now, and we explore and offer global policy makers and major multi-national corporations practical advice and solutions on six research themes: • East and West: Bridging the Postmodern […]

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On 22 September, an expert discussion on the topic, ‘How to grasp new business opportunities in Russia’ was set up in front of an audience of one hundred Chinese executives at Moscow School of Management, SKOLKOVO. The discussion was part of a fully-fledged programme, ‘Understanding Russia’, which intends to help Chinese executives gain an in-depth […]

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Debating Migration to Europe, edited by Raffaele Marchetti is the first book in a new DOC series, which will focus on the key challenges in world politics with a critical and pluralist angle. The editor gives a brief introduction, setting the contours of the political debate on migration in Europe today. This is followed by […]

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Fred Harrison makes several significant arguments, stating that modern economic processes lead to wealth destruction rather than wealth creation and that a new economic order is needed because of the current crisis of the global economy. Importantly, the report recommends an alternative to capitalist rent extraction. This would be a new approach to land rent […]

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The Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC) and its predecessor organisation, the World Public Forum – Dialogue of Civilizations, have fostered dialogue since 2002 in the most critical areas of contemporary politics and other global issues, and has always manifested independence, impartiality, and integrity in the performance of its mission. To ensure this continuity, the […]

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