The Center for International Conflict Resolution launched a new program, entitled “Conversations with Alvaro de Soto,” a series that seeks to engage high level figures from the domains of international mediation, international politics and conflict resolution in public discussions on their experiences and lessons learned.  Part I, entitled “Wounds of Peace: The Arab-Israeli Conflict after Gaza,” took place on March 27 with Shlomo Ben Ami, a historian and former Foreign Minister of Israel.  Part II, entitled “Negotiating Peace to Civil War: Lessons from Central America and the Middle East,” took place on April 22 with Francesco Vendrell, former Head of the United Nations Special Mission to Afghanistan and former Secretary-General’s Representative in the Guatemala and El Salvador peace negotiations.