Archives: Our People


Lilit Rubinyan

Lillit started her internship at the Home for Cooperation in March 2022. She studies International Organizations and Crisis Management at the Friedrich-Schiller University in Jena, Germany. During the summer school at her university she found out about the Home for Cooperation and decided to join the team. Lilit works closely with the Administration Officer and …

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Louisa Weggenmann

Louisa Weggenmann

Louisa joined the Home for Cooperation in February 2022 as a Communications Intern. She studied Political Science and Anthropology (at the Johann Wolfgang-Goethe University) in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. During her studies, she worked at a publisher and did an internship at the Peace and Research Institute Frankfurt. During her last semester she studied at …

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Çağıl Özsoy

Çağıl was born in Nicosia in 1988. She studied law in England at the University of Kent, and returned back to Cyprus for her legal practice after completing her undergraduate studies. She got her training and registered as a lawyer on both sides of the divide in Cyprus and has been practicing as an advocate …

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Cemil Bayhanlı

Cemil Bayhanlı

Cemil Bayhanli joined the Home for Cooperation in December 2021 as an Administration Officer. Cemil is responsible for services of the Home for Cooperation, including the organization and management of events and bookings hosted at the Home. He is also responsible for the maintenance of the building. Cemil has taken part in the Buffer Fringe …

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Şenel Kim

Şenel Kim joined The Home Cafe team in October 2021. She studied Political Science and International Relations at Yildiz Technical University, in Istanbul and went to Slovenia for International Relations master’s degree. Before joining the Home Cafe team, she was a intern at the Association for Historical Dialogue and Research, and a research assistant. Currently, …

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Maria Zeniou

Maria is the co-coordinator of the Cyprus Dialogue Forum and has worked as part of the Secretariat of the Forum since 2014. In this role, Maria is responsible for coordination and facilitation of political and non-political stakeholder dialogues as well as coordination and management of research and shared knowledge resources for the dialogues. She co-facilitates …

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Cemil Bayhanli

Cemil is a sound engineer and a musician with experience in live and studio sound engineering and live performances mainly playing electric guitar. He is also the founder of JMYL Sound Engineering company where he actively sets up portable audio systems for events and festivals. He has co-organised festivals (Electric Cicadas) for three consecutive years …

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Diomedes Koufteros

Diomedes Koufteros is a theatre actor and director. He has taught at Bowdoin College (Maine, USA) as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater (Theater for Social Change) and University of Nicosia (Cyprus) as part-time faculty (Gender, Culture, Politics of the Body); has worked as an expert in Arts and Culture for the European Commission’s Creative …

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Zoe Kakota

Zoe was born and raised in Nicosia. She has studied Fashion Design at Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan, Italy. She has worked as a financial officer, project manager in various European projects, light technician (Sound-Lights-Multimedia) in theatre productions and production manager in performances and the International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama. Zoe is also …

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Nihal Soğancı

Nihal Soğancı is part of the Home for Cooperation team and is currently continuing her PhD in Social Anthropology at the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences in Athens. Her ethnographic research mainly questions how displaced people of North Cyprus collage and montage a home in the post 2003 period as well as on …

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