Paulina Lampsa is an international relations expert with a long experience in conflict management and senior positions in the Greek administration. She has been member of the Board for two consecutive terms of the U.K. based charity , International Alert . Currently she is Head of the Office of the President of the Socialist International ,the larger global organisation of progressive political parties and coordinator of the Cem-Papandreou International Peace Award. She is also Head of the Organizing Committee of the International Annual Symi Symposium . Founding member of the Greek Turkish Forum and recipient of the Abdi Ipekci Peace Prize, she had an active role in the Greek- Turkish rapprochement and participated in many track one and a half diplomacy initiatives regarding the Eastern Mediterranean .