T20 publishes DOC Research recommendations

A policy brief entitled ‘Improving Governability, Legitimacy, Accountability’ by Jürgen Grote, Chief Researcher at the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC), has been accepted by Task Force 6 of the T20 Committee under the heading of ‘Social Cohesion, Global Governance, and the Future of Politics’. The brief will be discussed at the T20 Argentina Summit on 16-18 September 2018 in Buenos Aires.

Faure Gnassingbé

The 16th Rhodes Forum to host the President of Togo Faure Gnassingbé

H.E. Mr. Faure Gnassingbé will participate in the key event of this year’s forum – the African Summit, titled “Engaging Africa in Dialogue: Towards a Harmonious Development of the Continent”, which is a high-level panel dedicated to the development of the African continent and its relations with the rest of the world.

The President Faure Gnassingbé, who currently chairs the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), welcomed the relevance of the themes selected for the Sixteenth Dialogue of Civilizations Rhodes Forum and especially the summit devoted to Africa.

Jean-Cristophe Bas

Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute appoints Jean-Christophe Bas as CEO

Jean-Christophe Bas joins the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC) from The Global Compass, a think tank he founded in 2016. Over the past 20 years he has held a number of senior policy positions in inter-governmental organisations. From 2008 to 2014, he was the Head of Strategic Development and Partnerships at the United Nations of the Alliance of Civilizations, an initiative launched by the UN Secretary General aimed at improving understanding and cooperation among nations and peoples across cultures, promoting cultural diversity and building inclusive societies. Before this position Bas spent nine years as the Head of Policy Dialogue at the World Bank, where he set up innovative mechanisms for strategic engagement with key decision makers and opinion leaders around the world, focusing on international development and the eradication of poverty.

Rhodes Forum 2017

Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute’s 15th Anniversary Rhodes Forum 2017 Convenes

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.”


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The DOC assesses research proposals by internal and external researchers. 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.

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DOC Research Institute has been launched

Global political, business, and academic leaders convene in Berlin to mark the international launch of the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute.

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Berlin, 20 September 2018 – Vladimir Popov, Research Director at the Berlin-based Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC), will present a joint research project by DOC and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) at the 2018 SPECA Economic Forum in Almaty on 20-21 September 2018 on the […]

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The Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute is proud to present a new promotional video. The video explains the Institute’s fields of work and its flagship event, the annual Rhodes Forum. Please feel free to watch it, share it, and join the dialogue: DOC Research video The DOC RI aims to foster dialogue-based solutions to some […]

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