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Make friends, influence people

“My Leeds experience served to polish my negotiating skills,” says Maltese diplomat Marisa Farrugia (PhD Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies 2002). She brings these skills to her new role as Deputy Secretary-General for Social and Civil Affairs at the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM). “Often, winning a person over is more pivotal than winning an argument to maintain long-term, honest relationships.” The UfM is an intergovernmental organisation that brings together countries of the European Union and 15 countries of the southern and eastern Mediterranean.