The Islamabad Institute of Conflict Resolution (IICR) has initiated a series of seminars on CPEC. The first seminar was held in Serena Hotel Islamabad on December 17, 2016. Islamabad Institute of Conflict Resolution (IICR) is an independent, nonprofit and nonpartisan think tank known for its effective synergy of basic and policy-relevant research. Being the premier institution, it conducts independent analysis of conventional and non-conventional issues related to national and South Asian security including terrorism, violent extremism and other armed conflicts and their resolution and transformation