The Hollings Center for International Dialogue is a non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to fostering dialogue between the United States and countries with predominantly Muslim populations in the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia, Eurasia and Europe.

In pursuit of its mission, the Hollings Center convenes dialogue conferences that generate new thinking on important international issues and deepen channels of communication across opinion leaders and experts. Read more about our recent work:

Dialogue Snapshot: Decoding Perceptions in U.S.-Turkey Relations

Perceptions weigh heavily on U.S.-Turkey relations and how American and Turkish publics see one another. What factors contribute to public perceptions of the US in Turkey and how do these perceptions affect the bilateral relationship? What is the US trying to achieve and what are Turkey’s goals in its relations with the region? The Hollings Center invited rising experts, journalists, and officials to explore these questions during a dialogue conference in November 2013. Read the participant recommendations for how the US and Turkey can overcome perceptions and improve the bilateral relationship in our Dialogue Snapshot, available in both English and Turkish.

Small Grantee Feature: Documenting and Interpreting Conflict through Oral History

The potential for oral history to play a constructive role in documenting and interpreting conflict is often underestimated. In an effort to promote the use of oral history in such situations, the Hollings Center sponsored a small grant to produce guidelines on the ethics and methodologies of collecting stories in conflict and post-conflict situations. These guidelines compile expert insight on how oral history can play a critical role in recording personal histories typically lost during ongoing conflict.

Small Grantee Feature: Kazakh Perspectives on Chinese Investment

Over the last several years, China has become a major player in Central Asia through its role as a key trade partner. However, this increase in investment has corresponded with increased negative attitudes of Central Asians towards China. In February 2013, the Hollings Center sponsored a roundtable organized by KIMEP University in Almaty, Kazakhstan to explore regional perspectives on Chinese investment. A report summarizing the roundtable’s key findings was published in October 2013 by KIMEP University.

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