International Association for Intercultural Dialogue and Geostrategic Studies
Organisation of the Association
The International Association for Intercultural Dialogue and Geostrategic Studies is a nonprofit and non-partisan organization aiming to foster dialogue and
acceptance of different values between different cultures and to highlight the interdependencies, similarities and differences between cultures. It will also
support the corresponding objectives and tasks of the United Nations Organization and participate in international programs and projects of the United Nations
and its sub-organizations.
To achieve the objective, the association participates in scientific studies of economic dependencies, historical and geostrategic aspects and the publication and
dissemination of the results at international conferences, as well as by conducting own seminars and courses. The aim is thereby to bring the understanding of political
decisions and confrontations to a rational basis.
President - Prof. Dr. Natalia Maslakova-Clauberg
Dr. Natalia Maslakova-Clauberg is a political scientist, diplomat, and historian. She studied at the Moscow Linguistic University, the Diplomatic Academy
in Moscow, the Diplomatic Academy Vienna / Austria, the Russian Academy of Public Administration, the Europe College in Bruges / Belgium, and the Orthodox
Humanitarians University of St. Tichon / Russia. Her qualifications include the title of Doctor of Philosophy (Political Science) of the Diplomatic Academy
(1997), a Diploma in German Philology, a Diploma in International Relations, a Diploma in Management of Public Administration, and a diploma in theology.
Since 2013 Dr. Maslakova-Clauberg lives in Switzerland and carries out her activities in Moscow mainly from here. Dr. Maslakova-Clauberg was the director of the
Center for Public Diplomacy, Dialogue of World Cultures and Religions at the
Diplomatic Academy in Moscow from 2015 to 2019. Previously, she was a diplomat of the Russian
Diplomatic Mission to UNESCO in Paris / France, cultural attaché of the Russian Embassy in Vienna / Austria, and cultural attaché of
the Russian Embassy in Bonn and Berlin / Germany.
From 2017 to 2019 Dr. Maslakova-Clauberg was head of the "International Diplomatic Forum", a humanitarian project in the field of public diplomacy. Since 2019
she has headed the international project "Diplomacy and Culture", which also includes concerts. In addition, since October 2019 she is the official representative of the
Russian Peace Foundation in Switzerland and Liechtenstein as well as at UNESCO in Paris. The Peace Foundation has adviser status (ECOSOC) to United
Nations agencies since 2006.
Since September 2022, Dr. Maslakova-Clauberg is the Coordinator of the Association of Russian Schools in the Canton of Zurich, native language and culture (HSK - "Heimat Sprache und Kultur"),
HSK courses recognized and controlled by the Canton of Zurich's elementary school authority.
Prof. Dr. Maslakova-Clauberg is a member of the ICOM (International Council of Museums) and involved in the Committee for Culture and Education and
the Committee of the City Museums. Further memberships and information:
Dr. Rolf Clauberg is a scientist and very interested in all cultural, economic and historical topics. He studied physics at the University of Cologne / Germany
from which he also received the title of Doctor of Science. Diploma and doctoral thesis were carried out at the Forschungszentrum Jülich / Germany with experiments at
research facilities of the University of Paris-South in Orsay / France and in Berlin / Germany and computer simulations at the super-computers in Jülich. From 1985 until
the end of May 2018, he worked in research and management functions in the IBM research laboratory in Rüschlikon / Switzerland in various fields, ranging from
optoelectronics to the architecture of computer systems. Again, the research was mostly in the field of computer simulations and analysis of complex systems.
Dr. Rolf Clauberg was from 2018 to 2020 a visiting professor of the Diplomatic Academy in Moscow ,
and there gave lectures on the impact of technology on the economy of companies and countries. From 2020 until end of June 2022 he was an Associate
Professor at the People Friendship University of Russia (RUDN) at the Economic Faculty, Department of Management.
More memberships and further information:
1.1 The name "Association for intercultural dialogue and geostrategic studies" refers to an association within the meaning of Article 60 et seq. of the Swiss Civil Code.
1.2 The Association is established as an international, non-governmental, not-for-profit, independent, neutral association that is independent of political, philosophical, denominational and other subjective views.
Article 2. Headquarters and Duration
2.1 The headquarters of the association is located in Gattikon / Thalwil, Canton Zurich, Switzerland.
2.2 The association was founded on July 20, 2019. The lifespan is unlimited.
Article 3. Objectives
The main task of the association is:
3.1 Support for the objectives and tasks of the United Nations Organization, as well as participation in the international programs and projects of the United Nations and their sub-organizations, consistent with the objective of the Association in 3.2 to 3.5.
3.2 Contributes to the promotion of an open dialogue between different cultures in order to improve the understanding between these cultures and the different values that prevail in different cultures.
3.3 Promotes understanding of economic, cultural and historical relationships and dependencies between different cultures and countries.
3.4 Participates in geostrategic, economic and social scientific studies and the publication and dissemination of the results at international conferences, including seminars and courses.
3.5 Serves as an intermediary between different cultures and countries to help them engage in an open and impartial dialogue that leads to better mutual understanding and compromise and settlement in disputes.
Chapter II. Methods and means
Article 4. Methods
4.1 The Association serves as a tool to promote cooperation as well as stable and civilized international relations between different cultures and countries for a civilized dialogue and peace. To this end, relevant and targeted information, knowledge and methodologies, will be collected and enhanced.
4.2 The Association acts through the dissemination of scientific analysis and information, as well as counseling, teaching, and training.
4.3 The Association works with governmental and non-governmental organizations of other countries which seek to promote a sound and evaluated democratic awareness of the population, a spirit of mutual understanding, respect, and tolerance.
4.4 The Association is in close contact and in close cooperation with each partner country, organization, group or individual that sponsors and implements concerted projects in order to convey respect, understanding and basic knowledge of other cultures and countries.
4.5 The association acts to promote creativity, innovation, science, as well as the dialogue and free exchange of ideas.
4.6 The Association participates in actions undertaken by national, regional and universal organizations dealing with cultural, diplomatic, economic, political and humanitarian issues.
Article 5. Means
5.1 The Association organizes international cultural events, conferences, seminars, workshops, and other forms of education that serve the purposes of the Association defined in article 3.
5.2 The Association collects, assimilates and shares the best technologies for resolving civil conflict and international disagreement and other solutions that can effectively guarantee a better understanding between cultures and countries as well as a stable and secure relationship between countries.
5.3 The Association serves as a channel and advisory service on intercultural and international issues as well as humanitarian issues raised by international organizations, interested countries, the private sector and other stakeholders.
5.4 The Association plans and implements targeted projects and programs in collaboration with sponsors, donors and recipients.
5.5 In order to achieve its objectives, the Association uses all available traditional and new communication and research methods.
5.6 Throughout its activities, the association is strongly guided by the following principles and ideas: transparency, creative initiative, common sense, impartiality, mutual trust and mutual tolerance, respect for the diversity of views and opinions.
Chapter III. MEMBERS AND CORPORATIONS
Article 6. Members
Members can be natural persons as individual members, who identify themselves with the objectives of the association, furthermore legal persons as collective members as far as their statutes do not contradict the goals of the association (art. 3). The board decides on the admission of all members.
6.1 Founding members (FMs)
FMs are listed in a list drawn up at the end of the constituent General Assembly. They take part in the activities of the Association and have the right to participate in the General Assembly with one vote each. FMs who are absent can be represented.
The board may accept an application for membership of anyone who
meets the following conditions:
- compliance with the objectives of the association;
- eagerness to contribute to their achievement;
- Payment of annual contributions - The members pay an annual fee, which is determined by the General Assembly.
- Issues related to the admission, status and contributions of collective and associate members are governed by the Board
6.3 Loss of membership
Membership in the association is lost:
a) in the case of resignation or death;
b) by exclusion from the association. This measure can only be taken by the Executive Board with a two-thirds majority and only against a person who has either failed to meet the stipulated annual contributions despite a two-time warning, or who has discredited the association or misused its trust. The member to be expelled has the right to be heard before the board orders an expulsion. The exclusion can only be challenged by the General Assembly.
c) Questions regarding the loss of membership of collective members are regulated by the Board
Article 7. The General Assembly
The General Assembly is the supreme organ of the Association. The Assembly consists of all members of the Association and holds annual meetings in accordance with the program prepared by the Board and the agenda. Collective members as well as members who can not attend the meeting may express their views by correspondence and / or delegate their rights of participation. Each collective and represented member has one vote.
The assembly determines general guidelines and action priorities of the association;
Adopts the budget and the financial report, elects the auditors;
Elects the members of the board for a term of three years;
Adopts the Rules of Procedure, which govern the procedure of ordinary and extraordinary meetings of the Assembly. In particular, the General Assembly is responsible for:
Approval of the Protocol
Acceptance of the annual report
Acceptance of the annual financial statements and approval of the audit report
Resolution on the amount of membership fees
Election of the members of the Management Board and the statutory auditors
Election of the President
Election of honorary presidents
Resolution on further transactions submitted by the Management Board and are tagged.
Election proposals and applications from association members must be submitted to the executive committee at least 20 days before the date of the meeting.
The General Assembly elects the vote counters.
In the General Assembly the simple majority decides. In case of a tie, the President decides. The General Assembly decides with open hand vote. Secret ballot can be requested and decided by simple majority.
Statutes changes, merger with other clubs and dissolution of the association must be decided with a two-thirds majority of the votes cast.
7.3 Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting shall be convened by the Executive Board at least once a year, with notice of the agenda 30 days in advance.
7.4 Extraordinary GA
An Extraordinary General Meeting shall be scheduled by the Executive Board by order of the ordinary General Assembly, the Board itself or upon a written request
by one-fifth of the members and citing the reason of the request.
Article 8. The Board
The board consists of at least three members and a maximum of eight members.
It consists at least of the President, a Vice President and the Secretary General.
The members are elected by the General Assembly for a term of three years and can be re-elected.
With the exception of the President elected directly by the General Assembly, the Board constitutes itself and determines the persons authorized to sign and the type of signing authority.
8.2 Organization of the Executive Board
a) The Board meets at least once every six months.
b) Unless otherwise provided in the Articles of Association, it shall take its decisions by a simple majority, in which case the vote of the President shall prevail in the event of a draw.
8.3 Powers and Duties of the Board
a. The board manages the association and issues the necessary regulations.
b. It represents the association to third parties.
c. It can create and run different departments.
d. The Board is responsible for all competences that are not explicitly assigned to another body.
8.4 President of the Board
a. The President is elected by the General Assembly.
b. He calls the General Assembly.
c. He leads the debates at the General Assembly and on the Board.
d. He directs or supervises all ongoing activities of the Executive Board and takes the necessary administrative and organizational measures to implement the resolutions of the General Meeting.
e. He is responsible for the presentation of the activity report.
8.5 Vice Presidents
The Vice Presidents assist the President in fulfilling its obligations described in Art.8.4d.
They alternately represent the president in case of his absence or illness.
The board itself elects the vice presidents.
8.6 Secretary General of the Executive Board
The Secretary General of the Board is elected by the Board.
At the direction of the President, he or she is responsible for the publication of meetings and the conduct of minutes and draft reports.
The Secretary-General, together with the Vice-Presidents, acts in the implementation of the tasks set by the President.
The association is validly represented by the signature of the president.
The Board may delegate signature powers to its other members.
According to Art. 75a of the Swiss Civil Code, the association only bears its debts under exclusion of the assets of its members.
Article 9. Auditors
The auditors are elected by the General Meeting for a one-year term of office. They are re-eligible. The auditors are only implemented if the finances of the association have reached a level which makes this necessary under Article 69b of the Swiss Civil Code.
Article 10. Finance and resources
The resources of the association are:
a. Annual contributions of the members;
b. Donations and legacies;
c. Contributions of support, sponsorship, donations or grants;
d. Public or private subsidies;
e. Profits from activities organized by the association;
f. Ordinary or extraordinary membership fees of its members;
g.All other resources that are legally permitted by law
Chapter IV. FINAL PROVISIONS
Article 11. Revision of the Statutes
The Articles of Association can only be revised by a resolution of the General Assembly by a two-thirds majority of the members present or represented.
Article 12. Dissolution
The dissolution of the association can only be implemented by the decision of the specially convened meeting of the General Assembly, which is carried out by the two-thirds majority of the members present or represented.
The board represents the association during its liquidation phase. External liquidators may be appointed by the General Assembly.
Article 13. Entry into force
The Articles of the Association will enter into force immediately after the constituent General Assembly on the date indicated below.
Following the General Assembly on 20 July 2019, this article was unanimously adopted.
Created in Zurich, on 20.July 2019