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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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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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