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The Centre for Dialogue and Cooperation among Civilizations (CDCC) is an international civil society organization, founded in June 2007 by scholars and activist of wide-ranging backgrounds. The purpose of the Centre is to serve dialogue and Cooperation among civilizations at large. Among its main objectives are: promoting awareness of social, economic, political, cultural, and philosophical thoughts, highlighting the human intellectual contribution and its impact on human civilization and deepening the dialogue and fostering Cooperation among various schools of civilizations.

CDCC strives to provide advice and assistance to governments, organizations and individual decision-makers regarding the urgency of dialogue and Cooperation among civilizations as models for building resolution for political, social, economic, cultural, security, and environmental problems.


“Sometimes the problem for local media is how to differentiate subjectivity from objectivity because the journalists are also experiencing the conflict.”

Meidyatama Suryodiningrat
Meidyatama SuryodiningratEditor in Chief, The Jakarta Post

“It should be kept in mind that in every country conflict has its own character and every conflict has a window of opportunity. Preventing conflict is not expensive, and leadership has an important role.”

Retno L.P. Marsudi
Retno L.P. MarsudiMinister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia

“We need to identify the stakeholders and engage them at the different level. With dialogue, quality of local leadership should emerge and road map is in place. During healing and reconciliation, new vision for the society should be constructed.”

Desmon Cahill
Desmon CahillProfessor of Intercultural Studies at RMIT University

“The role of non-state actors in dialogue and peace keeping is very important. We live in a time where conflicts can happen door by door. And the practical role of religions is to involve people deeply in the ground practically.”

Valeria Martano
Valeria MartanoHead of Community of Sant’Egidio

“Peaceful resolution is to engage with the affected groups. Conflict is a testing mechanism. From that, you can find who have been affected by the conflict, usually women and children are the most affected groups of the conflict.”

Alexandra B. Carter
Alexandra B. CarterProfessor of Law, Columbia Law School