Global debate: dialogue of civilizations

Initiatives, lectures and publications by Hans Köchler promoting civilizational dialogue

 

 

Hans Köchler, right, with the Archbishop of Jerusalem and the Grand Mufti of Jordan at the opening ceremony of the International Symposion on the Concept of Monotheism in Islam and Christianity, Rome, 17 November 1981.

 

Hans Köchler, left, being awarded the title Doctor of Humanities honoris causa in recognition of his contribution to the philosophy and practice of civilizational dialogue. Mindanao State University, Philippines, 1 September 2004.

Hans Köchler, left, and Hojatoleslam Hadi Sadeqi at the opening session of the First International Conference on Contemporary Philosophy of Religion, Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies, Tehran, Iran, 23 December 2012.

 GLOBAL DIALOGUE EXPEDITION 1974

 

 

 Chronology of Early Years

 

 

 

 

 
CULTURE AND WORLD ORDER 2015

INTERVIEW 2014


RESEARCH PAPERS AND NEWS RELEASES

International conferenceS

  • International Symposion on "The Cultural Self-comprehension of Nations," Innsbruck, Austria, 27-29 July 1974

  • International Symposion on "The Concept of Monotheism in Islam and Christianity," Rome, 17-19 November 1981

  • International Symposion on the "The New International Information and Communication Order," Nicosia, Cyprus, 26-27 October 1984

  • Research seminar "Philosophical and Hermeneutical Aspects of Cultural Dialogue, University of Innsbruck, Austria, summer semester 1998

  • International Roundtable on "Civilizations: Conflict or Dialogue?" Innsbruck, Austria, 8 June 1998

  • "The Baku Declaration on Global Dialogue," Baku, Azerbaijan, 9 November 2001

  • Interdisciplinary Research Seminar on "Religion and Society," Innsbruck (Austria), Istanbul, Mardin, Ankara (Turkey), March-June 2011

  •  Lectures

  • "Kulturelles Selbstverständnis und Koexistenz: Voraussetzungen für einen fundamentalen Dialog": Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Wissenschaft und Politik, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria, 19 October 1972

  • "Cultural-philosophical Aspects of International Co-operation": Royal Scientific Society, Amman, Jordan, 9 March 1974

  • Statement on indigenous peoples and dialogue among civilizations: International Roundtable Discussion on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Libyan Television / Harold Channer Show, Tripoli, Libya, 11 September 1991

  • "Challenges and Perspectives of Inter-religious Dialogue": Conference for Inter-religious Dialogue between Islam and Christianity: "Peace for All," Khartoum / Sudan, 8-10 October 1994

  • Lecture at the international workshop on "Images of Islam: Terrorizing the Truth": Just World Trust, Penang, Malaysia, 7 October 1995

    • "Muslim-Christian Ties in Europe: Past, Present and Future": Second International Seminar on Civilizational Dialogue "Japan, Islam and the West," University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2 September 1996

  • "Philosophical Foundations of Civilizational Dialogue": Third Inter-civilizational Dialogue at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 15-17 September 1997

  • Lecture series on civilizational dialogue (visiting professorship) at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 1998

  • "After September 11, 2001: Clash of Civilizations or Dialogue?" Lecture Forum organized by the University of the Philippines, Asian Center, Quezon City, 11 March 2002

  • "The Dialogue of Civilizations: Philosophical Basis, Political Dimensions and the Relevance of International Sporting Events": World Cup Roundtable on Promoting Understanding among Cultures and Peoples organized by the Korean National Commission for UNESCO and the Asia-Europe Foundation, Seoul, Korea, 1 June 2002

  • "The 'Clash of Civilizations,' the Problem of Terrorism and Strategies towards Peaceful Co-existence among Nations": International Conference "A World Without Borders? Asia-Europe Responses to Globalization" organized by the Asia-Europe Foundation and the Danish Youth Council, Copenhagen, Denmark, 22 September 2002

  • "The Philosophical Foundations of Civilizational Dialogue": World Congress on Transcendent Philosophy and Mulla Sadra, Tehran, Iran, 23 May 2004

  • "The Dialogue of Civilizations and the Future of World Order": Foundation Day Speech, Mindanao State University, Islamic City of Marawi, Philippines, 1 September 2004

  • "The 'Clash of Civilizations' Perception and Reality in the Context of Globalization and International Power Politics": International Forum on "Globalization and Dialogue between Civilizations," Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, 30 September 2004

  • [Resource person] "Cross-Examining Justice: Cultural, Religious and Social Conceptions of Justice in Asia & Europe": Cultures & Civilizations Dialogue, ASEF "Talks on the Hill." Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), Singapore, 17-19 October 2004

  • "Dialogue among Civilizations and Cultures: The Quest for Mutual Understanding": International Conference "Environment, Peace and the Dialogue among Civilizations and Cultures," organized by the Dept. of Environment of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Tehran, Iran, 10 May 2005

  • "Islam and the West: Clash or Alliance of Civilizations?": Bilim ve Sanat Vakfı / Foundation for Sciences and Arts, Istanbul, Turkey, 14 February 2006

  • "The Dialogue of Civilizations Under the Conditions of a Unipolar World Order": Programmatic Statement, International Consultation, World Public Forum "Dialogue of Civilizations," Moscow, Russia, 25 March 2006

    • "Civilization as an Instrument of World Order? The Role of the Civilizational Paradigm in the Absence of a Balance of Power": International Symposion "Civilizations and World Orders," Foundation for Sciences and Arts, Istanbul, Turkey , 13 May 2006

    • "The Dialogue of Civilizations as Cornerstone of Global Co-existence": Statement on behalf of the International Progress Organization, World Public Forum "Dialogue of Civilizations," Fourth Annual Conference, Rhodes, Greece, 29 September 2006

    • "Civilization and World Order: The Relevance of the Civilizational Paradigm in Contemporary International Law": Seminar on "Multiculturalism and International Law," Silk Road Institute of International Law and College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China, 14 April 2007

    • "Orient und Okzident: Dialog oder Krieg?": Marokkanischer Verein in deutschsprachigen Ländern / Moroccan Society in German-speaking Countries, Feldkirch, Austria (10 May 2007)

    • "Civilizational Dialogue versus Civilizational Coercion: The Risks of Unilateralism and the Virtues of Co-existence": Second International Forum "Globalization and Dialogue between Civilizations," Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia (24 May 2007)

    • "Philosophical Foundation for a Culture of Peace: An Insight for Community & Faith Leaders": Seminar on "The Role of Community and Faith Leaders towards Promoting the Culture of Durable and Lasting Peace," Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) in co-operation with Jamiyah Singapore, Singapore (22 June 2007)

    • "Aspects of Intercultural Dialogue: Islam and the West - The Perspective of the Western World": Meeting of the International Advisory Board of the "Youth for the Alliance of Civilizations" Initiative, Islamic Conference Youth Forum for Dialogue and Cooperation (ICYF-DC), Kyrenia, Cyprus (18 August 2007)

    • "Dialogue of Civilizations - The Main Challenge of Our Time": International Conference "Dialogue of Civilizations: The Role of Political Parties," New Azerbaijan Party, Baku, Azerbaijan (27 September 2007)

    • "The Conditions for Building Civilizational Space": World Public Forum "Dialogue of Civilizations," Fifth Annual Meeting, Rhodes, Greece (13 October 2007)

    • "Islam et Occident: choc ou dialogue des civilisations": Seminar organized by Syndicat National de l'Enseignement Supérieur (SNESUP) and Association des Marocains Germanophones d'Autriche, Faculté des Sciences, Université Hassan II, Casablanca, Morocco (22 May 2008)

    • "Education and Intercultural Dialogue - A Philosophical Perspective": International Conference "Education as a Dialogue Model of Social Development," jointly organized by World Public Forum "Dialogue of Civilizations" and Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada (12 June 2008)

    • "Islamophobia and Politics in Multicultural Societies: Quid nunc, Europa?": Statement delivered at the International Conference "Beyond Religious Differences: Islamophobia and other forms of discrimination based on religion or belief," jointly organized by Islamic Conference Youth Forum for Dialogue and Co-operation (ICYF-DC) and Council of Europe / Directorate of Youth and Sport, Baku, Azerbaijan (5 November 2008)

    • "Les musulmans et l'occident": Public forum and book launching event, Salon international de l'édition et du livre (Siel), Casablanca, Morocco (15 February 2009)

    • "Unity in Diversity: Eurasia's Contribution to Civilizational Dialogue": International conference The Role of Historical and Cultural Heritage in the Dialogue of Civilizations, jointly organized by World Public Forum "Dialogue of Civilizations" and Institute of Cultural Policy and Art Studies, Almaty, Kazakhstan (9 June 2009)

    • "The Philosophy and Politics of Dialogue": Global Dialogue Conference 2009 - Responsibility Across Borders? Climate Change as Challenge for Intercultural Inquiry on Values, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark (6 November 2009)

      • Laudatio on the occasion of the awarding of the Global Dialogue Prize 2009, Aarhus Concert Hall, Denmark  (27 January 2010)

    • "The Civilizational Paradigm of Human Evolution": Rhodes Forum 2010, Rhodes, Greece (8 October 2010)

    • "The Philosophy of Dialogue and the Challenges of Multiculturalism": International Conference Cultural Diversity and Philosophy of Dialogue in the Contemporary World, organized by the Institute of Philosophy, Sociology and Law of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the framework of the World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue, Baku, Azerbaijan (9 April 2011)

    • "The Dilemma between Unity and Diversity: Remarks on Contradictions and Misunderstandings in the European Debate on the Multicultural Society": International Conference "Integration and Identity in the Global Society - an Invitation to Dialogue," jointly organized by World Public Forum "Dialogue of Civilizations," Petersburger Dialog and Deutsch-Russisches Forum, Berlin, Germany (30 May 2011)

    • "The New Social Media and the Reshaping of Communication in the 21st Century: Chance or Challenge for Dialogue?": Ninth Doha Conference on Interfaith Dialogue, Doha, Qatar (25 October 2011)

    • "Politics and Cultural Diversity: An Integrative Approach": 4th United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Forum, Doha, Qatar (13 December 2011)

    • "Transformations of Dialogue": Rhodes Forum, 10th Annual Session, Rhodes, Greece (4 October 2012)

    • "The New Social Media: Chance or Challenge for Dialogue?": Rhodes Forum, 10th Annual Session, Rhodes, Greece (6 October 2012)

    • "Unity in Diversity: Philosophy and the Meaning of Dialogue between Religions": Keynote lecture, First International Conference on Contemporary Philosophy of Religion, Tehran, Iran (23 December 2012)

    • "Kulturelles Selbstverständnis und Koexistenz: Voraussetzungen für einen fundamentalen Dialog": Conférence magistrale, Université Abdelmalek Essaâdi / École Supérieure Roi Fahd de Traduction, Tangier, Morocco (5 February 2013)

    • شروط حوار جذري بين الثقافات : الفهم الثقافي الذاتي و التعايش [Cultural Identity and Co-existence: Preconditions of a Fundamental Dialogue]: Fondation Abdelhadi Boutaleb, 19e Salon international de l'édition et du livre (SIEL) / International Book Fair, Casablanca, Morocco (2 April 2013)

    • "The International Progress Organization and the Dialogue among Civilizations and Religions": 10th Doha Interfaith Conference "Best Practices in Interfaith Dialogue," Doha, Qatar (24 April 2013)

    • "Dialogue among Civilizations and Cultures: Philosophical Foundations and Implications for World Order": 13th International Likhachov Scientific Conference, Saint Petersburg, Russia (16 May 2013)

    • "Foundations and Maxims of Dialogue": Interfaith Conference "Faith and Reconciliation: What is the Future of Interfaith Dialogue?," Peja / Peć, Kosovo (25 May 2013)

    • "Global Citizenship and Intercultural Action": 2nd World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue, Baku, Azerbaijan (31 May 2013)

    • "Ethical Problems of Multiculturalism": College of Liberal Arts, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand (17 July 2013)

    • "Die Bedeutung des Dialoges der Zivilisationen für die internationalen Beziehungen": International Conference "Mut zur Ethik" (Courage for Ethics), Sirnach, Switzerland (30 August 2014)

    • "Dialogue of Civilizations in the Global Era": Nomura Center for Lifelong Integrated Education, Tokyo, Japan (17 November 2014)

    • "Dialogue or Coexistence?": Philosophy Salon at Schloss Wartin, Brandenburg, Germany (21 June 2015)

    •  "Culture and World Order":  Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, Berlin, Germany (13 December 2015)

    • "Moral Philosophy and the Coming World Order: A Dialogue of Civilizations to Counter Global Hegemony": National Defence University, Islamabad, Pakistan (31 March 2017)

     Selected Publications

  • (ed.) Cultural Self-comprehension of Nations. Studies in International Relations, I. Tübingen: Erdmann, 1978.

  • Cultural-philosophical Aspects of International Co-operation. Studies in International Relations, II. Vienna: I.P.O., 1978.

  • "Kulturphilosophische Aspekte internationaler Kooperation," in: Zeitschrift für Kulturaustausch, Stuttgart, vol. 28 (1978), pp. 40-43.

  • (ed.) The Concept of Monotheism in Islam and Christianity. Vienna: Braumüller, 1982.

  • (ed.) The New International Information and Communication Order. Studies in International Relations, X. Vienna: Braumüller, 1985.

  • Philosophical Foundations of Civilizational Dialogue. Occasional Papers Series, No. 3. Vienna: I.P.O., 1998.

  • (ed.) Civilizations - Conflict or Dialogue? Studies in International Relations, XXIV. Vienna: I.P.O., 1999.

  • "Muslim-Christian Ties in Europe: Past, Present and Future," in: IKIM Journal, Malaysia, vol. 7, no. 1, 1999, pp. 97-107.

  • After September 11: Clash of Civilizations or Dialogue? Vienna: International Progress Organization, 2002.

  • The Dialogue of Civilizations: Philosophical Basis, Political Dimensions and the Relevance of International Sporting Events. Vienna: International Progress Organization, 2002.

  • "The Dialogue of Civilizations: Philosophical Basis, Political Dimensions and the Relevance of International Sporting Events. Summary of the Statement," in: World Cup Roundtable on Promoting Understanding among Cultures and Peoples. Seoul: Korean National Commission for UNESCO, 2002, pp. 19-21.

  • The "Clash of Civilizations," the Problem of Terrorism and Strategies Towards Peaceful Co-existence among Nations. ASEM Youth Dialogue on Globalisation, 19-22 September 2002, Hillerød, Denmark. Conference Presentations at www.asef.org (2002).

  • "The Dialogue of Civilizations: Philosophical Basis, Current State and Prospects," in: Asia Europe Journal, vol. 1, no. 3 (August 2003), pp. 315-320.

  • "Das Verhältnis zwischen Islam und Christentum in Europa: Vergangenheit, Gegenwart und Zukunft," in: Perspektive Süd. Zeitschrift für eine internationale Diskussion. No. 2, 2003, pp. 5-10.

  • The "Clash of Civilizations": Perception and Reality in the Context of Globalization and International Power Politics. Online Paper (2004).

  • "After September 11, 2001: Clash of Civilizations or Dialogue?" in: Dialogue among Civilizations, Vol. I. New York/Rome/Beijing: GSP/Fordham University/Pontificia Universitas Lateranensis/Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, 2005, pp. 205-218.

  • "Dialogue of Civilizations: Philosophical Basis, Political Dimensions and the Relevance of International Sporting Events," in: Dialogue among Civilizations, Vol. II. New York/Rome/Beijing: GSP/Fordham University/Pontificia Universitas Lateranensis/Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, 2005, pp. 217-240.

  • "The Dialogue of Civilizations and the Future of World Order. The 43rd MSU Foundation Day Address," in: Mindanao Journal, Vol. XXVIII (2005), online publication, Mindanao State University, Philippines, http://www.msumain.edu.ph/mindanaojournal/pdf/mj1_2005.pdf.

  • "Dialogue among Civilizations and Cultures: The Quest for Mutual Understanding," in:  Proceedings: International Conference on "Environment, Peace and the Dialogue among Civilizations and Cultures." Compiled and edited by Bagher Asadi. Tehran: Department of Environment (DOE) - Environmental Management Project (EMSP-World Bank), 2005, pp. 357-373.

    • Orient und Okzident: Dialog oder Krieg? Speech delivered before the Association of Moroccans in German-speaking Countries, Feldkirch, Austria, May 2007 (International Progress Organization, Online Paper).

    • "The Philosophy and Politics of Dialogue." Centre for Dialogue Working Paper Series, No. 2010/1. La Trobe University, Melbourne, 2010.

    • "Die Bedeutung des Dialoges der Zivilisationen für die internationalen Beziehungen," Zeit-Fragen, Zurich, No. 32/33, 22 December 2015.