John Packer in Turkey for the 2nd Annual Mediation for Peace Training Program

John Packer in Turkey

On September 12, 2019, at the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, HRREC Director and Neuberger-Jesin Professor of International Conflict Resolution, John Packer, contributed a session on "Inclusion and Mediation" to the 2nd annual Mediation for Peace training programme for 21 diplomats from 15 member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) hosted by the Diplomatic Academy in Ankara. Professor Packer also held bilateral meetings with high officials of the Turkish Ministry and of other participating diplomats concerning developments in international peace mediation and with regard to a number of specific situations. While in Ankara, Professor Packer also delivered a lecture at the headquarters of the Turkish Red Crescent entitled "Reflections on International Humanitarian Law" in which he commented on contemporary challenges.

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