Hollings Center Bilateral Relations Dialogues cover consequential and challenging topics that link Muslim-majority nations and the United States. Dialogues center on looking for beneficial areas of partnership…
Hollings Center Regional Policy Dialogues cover critically relevant topics that link regions together on under-discussed matters of foreign policy.  These dialogues seek collective answers and approaches…  
The Hollings Center’s Higher Education Dialogue series fosters cooperation between universities and other institutions of learning through the exchange of ideas, expertise and best practices… 

 

The Hollings Center initiative on Collective & Human Security evaluates critical security issues, ranging from the challenges of extremism to regional conflict. The initiative aims to find proactive and positive solutions…

 

The Hollings Center’s initiative on Resource Resiliency aims to foster cooperative solutions to questions of sustainable development. Dialogues focus on issues of water, energy, food, and health…

 

 Responsible Business

The Hollings Center’s series on Responsible Business explores economic factors and business initiatives to create more productive and peaceful communities. The series explores the links in the global economy…

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Recent Highlights

Bridging the Business Gaps between Pakistan and Afghanistan

The business communities of Pakistan and Afghanistan make it one of the most dynamic regions for economic development and prosperity. However, the local business community and young business entrepreneurs of the region still lack adequate opportunities to endow their share in the development of the Pak-Afghan relationship. The need of the hour is to motivate,…

Seminar: Introduction to Co-operative Development for Refugees and Local Communities

A program that disseminated outcomes from the “Cooperators Without Borders” workshop was held on 26 September 2018 in Gaziantep, Turkey.  The workshop aimed to provide information on how to start cooperative business models for the economically marginalized.  The Center cosponsored the event with Youth Deal Cooperative.  The seminar, co-hosted by ILO, UNWomen, and ASAM, comprised…

Open Position: Project Assistant (Istanbul)

The Hollings Center for International Dialogue’s Istanbul office is seeking applications for a part-time project assistant for a short-term project.  The successful candidate should be experienced in event organizing, working with international projects and individuals from multi-cultural backgrounds, professional, well organized, detail-oriented and possess strong communication skills.  This is a part-time position with hours ranging…

Cooperators Without Borders

In honor of International Day of Cooperatives this July 7, the Center is pleased to report on a recent workshop held at its Istanbul headquarters in April 2018 in partnership with Genç İşi Kooperatif (Youth Deal Cooperative).  The workshop, titled “Cooperators Without Borders” brought together 22 social cooperative professionals from Lebanon, Tunisia, Turkey, and the United…

 


Recent Reports

The Food Security Factor: Stability, Governance, and Development Choices

Food security in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is viewed as one contributing factor in catalyzing conflicts in the region as well as perpetuating multiple humanitarian crises. The MENA region is the largest importer of food in the world, accounting for nearly 1/3rd of global cereal imports.  Rising prices in staple foods…

Political Pluralism in the Middle East and North Africa

The political landscape of the Middle East and North Africa in 2018 is a terrain deeply hostile to nurturing the seeds of democracy planted so spectacularly just seven years prior during the momentous events of the Arab Uprisings. The region today seems characterized above all by violence, instability, social tension, renewed authoritarianism, and humanitarian crisis….

Profits to Peace: The Role of Business in Promoting Positive Peace

The Middle East and North Africa region urgently needs ethical and sustainable solutions for the plethora of challenges it faces, including the pressure of displaced populations, growing unemployment, armed conflict, environmental concerns, and lack of food or water security. Multiple previous Hollings Center dialogue programs have noted the important need for sustainable economic growth and…