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Comprehensive Dialogue Magazine, #2

Our latest background publication on defending Light and Liberty

May, 2022

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A deeper look at the Climate Crisis, future scenarios and possible solutions

January, 2022

Official Presentation of the new CDAC Publication "Phenomena Mikhail Gorbacheva"

("Essential Thoughts" book in Russian language)

BRICS Multimedia Center, Moscow

April 22, 2021

Michael S. Karlen interviewed by Bricks TV

BRICS Multimedia Center, Moscow

April 21, 2021

Mikhail Gorbachev’s “Essential Thoughts”

The New CDAC Publication

February 20, 2021

 

'Russian Lessons for Reagan' Launch at Gorbachev Foundation

The Gorbachev Foundation, Moscow

December 12, 2017

 

The Unveiling Ceremony of the Gorbachev-Reagan Statue

Burganov Museum, Moscow

July 3, 2017

Open Interactive Seminar at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations

(MGIMO University)

“UN today: Deals and People. From Vladimir Petrovsky to António Guterres” 

December 7, 2016

Meeting at the Foreign Ministry of Russia

December 24, 2015

Official Presentation of the book "Vladimir Petrovsky: the Master-Diplomat" in Moscow

Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

December 8, 2015

Official Presentation of the book "Vladimir Petrovsky: the Master-Diplomat" in Geneva

UN Library, Palais des Nations
December 3, 2015

A Memorial Ceremony for Vladimir Petrovsky 

Foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation, Moscow
April 23, 2014

Kulanshi Art Forum: Archigulle in Kazakhstan

Astana, Kazakhstan

Otober 17 - November 13, 2008

Bahrain Dialogue of Civilizations Conference

Manama, Bahrain
Otober 29, 2008

World Public Forum Dialogue of Civilizations Conference

Rhodes, Greece
October 10-14, 2007

The International Conference on Islamic Civilization in Central Asia

Astana, Kazakhstan
September 4, 2007

East-West Dialogue

Barcelona, Spain
October 23-24, 2006

New Publication by Vladimir Petrovsky 
"The Triad of Strategic Security of the Global Society"

English Translation
October, 2006

World Public Forum Dialogue of Civilizations Conference

Rhodes, Greece
September 30, 2006

Media Workshop for Journalists on Understanding and Reporting Religion

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
May 28, 2006

The International Conference
"Caucasus without conflicts and terrorism. Civilization Dialogue on the Causasian Crossroads"

Yerevan, Armenia
May 16-18, 2006

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Official Presentation of the new CDAC Publication
"The Phenomena of Mikhail Gorbachev"

"Essential Thoughts" book in Russian language
The BRICS Multimedia Center, Moscow
April 22, 2021

There was the official presentation of the Russian Version of the “Essential Thoughts” book by Mikhail Gorbachev and edited by M.S.Karlen, Secretary General, Comprehensive Dialogue among Civilizations (CDAC), Researcher. The presentation was organised by the Gorbachev Foundation in collaboration with the Bricks Multimedia Center.

During the presentation the editor and CDAC Secretary General Michael S. Karlen spoke about the main goals of the book. At his speech he mostly focused on three points:

  1. To let people discover the personality behind the headlines the thoughts, the feelings, the dreams, the motivations of Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev – mainly in his own words.

  2. To capture the essential thoughts and message of Mikhail Sergeyvich, which are timeless and universal, and to promote them among the new generations of leaders.

  3. To create a book that is attractive and inviting for today’s public, which wants to get everything quick and clear and in small portions.


M.S. Karlen also highlighted the different elements of his personality, his vision, life and work that are interwoven into the tapestry of his character and that have added to the phenomenal and colossal stature of Mikhail Gorbachev.


Two more books were presented during the evening: "Understanding Gorbachev - From Letters to Former USSR President" by V. Polyakov and  "Gorbachev -  Lesson of Freedom" by Ruslan Grinberg.

Michail  Gorbachev's "Essential Thoughts"

The new CDAC Publication
February 20, 2021

Mikhail Gorbachev’s “Essential Thoughts” is an important contribution to understanding Gorbachev and his New Thinking. There is indeed much that we can learn from Gorbachev at a time when cynical politicians seem bent on destroying his legacy. I am sure that the book’s message will resonate with new generations of leaders who will see Mikhail Gorbachev not as a failure or a tragic figure but as a man whose ideas and enduring achievements will keep changing the world.

 

Pavel Palazhchenko

Chief English Interpreter for Mikhail Gorbachev
Head of the Press Office, The Gorbachev Foundation

Mikhail Gorbachev 
ESSENTIAL THOUGHTS
(Edited by Michel S.Karlen)

This excellent book presents a rare collection of the words and thoughts of this great statesman; past, present as well as challenges for the future of the world. It is filled with his humanity, experience and vision. In our suffering and challenging time, his words bring us inspiration and hope.  Mikhail Gorbachev was a courageous and far seeing leader who not only changed his country &ndash