I haven’t posted in a long time for I am in Cyprus attending the International Institute for Mediation and Conflict Resolution (IIMCR) Symposium on the Middle East, in Nicosia Cyprus from the 18th of June till the 16th of July.
Until now it has been fantastic. I made many friends from all over the world, and we are having a lot of discussion and conversations on lots of issues ranging from the Israeli Palestinian conflict to the situation in Iraq and Iran nuclear ambitions.
Moreover the Academic part has been great so far. We had many interesting speakers, like Saeb Oreakat the chief Palestinian negotiator and many simulations of negotiation and mediation.
I will write a more comprehensive report on the IIMCR Symposium and my experience there, when I come back in mid July.