Why Multi-Track Diplomacy

Traditional diplomacy employs primarily “Track One” diplomacy, which seeks resolution through States and government agencies. “Track Two” diplomacy is an alternate route where conflicts are resolved through non-governmental actors. “Multi-Track” diplomacy is an expansion of the “Track One, Track Two” paradigm. Realizing that simply “Track Two” failed to illustrate the complexity of non-government based diplomacy... Read More

    Youth Leadership and Diplomacy Class at George Mason University Arlington Campus


    On September 23, 2015, Ambassador (ret.) John W. McDonald addressed 50 senior high school students from all over the country, brought to Washington, D.C. by the National Youth and Leadership Forum, to look at and learn about aspects of National Security,  Intelligence, Defense and Diplomacy. After hearing from Ambassador McDonald about life as a career diplomat, work in international organizations such as the United Nations and its specialized agencies as well as the steadily growing influence of non-government agencies in the field of conflict resolution, the students had an opportunity to use the remaining time for a question and answer period which testified to their great interest in serving their country and their willingness to learn to utilize tools of critical thinking, analysis and reflection to achieve their individual goals. Several students stayed behind to ask further questions."

    IMTD Leadership Team Sets Sail by Special Invitation to UN

    High-Level Meeting on the 25th Anniversary of the Adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

    By Adam Zemans, Program Director & Legal Advisor, IMTD


    With the imprimatur and encouragement of IMTD’s Chairman, Ambassador (ret.) John McDonald, Executive Director Karen Dickman, Program Director & Legal Advisor, Adam Zemans, and Program Manager Raj Das traveled by invitation on 20 November 2014 to United Nations’ High-Level Meeting on the 25th Anniversary of the Adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which was hosted by UNICEF.

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