This is the second day of the Academy. This morning I started by attending the Doctoral meeting. It is a great networking tool for the PhD students or for the attendees interested in writing such thesis. I fall under the second category.

The discussion meeting was moderated by someone at the Hague Conference on Private International Law, which will coordinate the 3 workshops, out of which the last one is held at the office of the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law.

Further, there was a presentation on the use of the Library.

I rushed through the rain to the Turkish Embassy where the Academy arranged a meeting. Besides my Turkish/Tatar background, I perform a study on Turkey regarding all it’s relations with Romania. I was amazed to find out that the Embassy in Netherlands is one of the biggest in Hague, that they have just celebrated with over 600 hundred events 400 of diplomatic relations between Turkey and Netherlands, that the President of Turkey visited the Netherlands and the Queen visited Turkey on the occasion, that I was talking right to the Chief of Protocol of the event, that Turkey opened over 30 embassies within the last two years, that the foreign policy is rather aggressive (it’s in the blood) etc.

I’m at the Peace Palace Library again in this section between the new and the old building, looking at the “so Hague” rain over the gorgeous gardens of the Peace Palace and the auditorium where the lectures are held. Behind me there are books, in front of me  there is green space, in the right side it’s tradition (the this year 100 years old Peace Palace) in my left it’s innovation (the ultra modern auditorium of the Academy).

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