I begin by lecture by explaining the connection between Dialogue and Conflict, stating that as a mediator, I use dialogue techniques to handle conflicts. I will say a few words about Buber's important contribution to human thought, and dedicate a few words About German –Israel relations on the occasion of 50 years for the establishment between the 2 states. Thereafter, I will explain the way I use Buber's philosophy of dialogue in mediation – explaining Mediation and the way I –thou –and I –It plays a role in the process. . A question can be asked – whether the I –Thou relations are possible with a third party intervention? e.g. –the mediator or the psychologist and the like. I give some opinions of experts about it, as an answer to the dilemma, as well as express my own opinion as to the answer.
In the conclusion of the lecture, I will present a quote from martin Buber that strengthens the theory of mediation. If e time allows, I will refer to some conflict cases which were mentioned in my last book, published in September 2014, –" You need 2 to tango." David Silvera, 25/10/15