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

    Georgetown Students meet with Ambassador John McDonald

    On Thursday September 29, 2016, the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy (IMTD) hosted the Foreign Service Program (MSFS) of the Georgetown Collaborative Diplomacy Initiative (GCDI). GCDI's goal is two-fold: gaining practical knowledge and simultaneously understanding the diversity of efforts involved in modern day diplomatic relations. During the meeting, Ambassador (ret.) John McDonald shared stories of his career in the Foreign Service, how International Day of Peace came to be, and IMTD’s mission. The students also attended presentations on two of IMTD’s current projects, the Children’s Peace Initiative-Kenya Project (CPI-K) and the Climate Change & Human Security Program (CCHS) in Bolivia. Alex Cantone, Associate Director of IMTD, Africa and Montgomery Hill, Lead Program Officer, Climate Change and Human Security gave the day’s presentations. Students were engaged with both Ambassador McDonald and IMTD staff in a question and answer session at the end of the day about our current programs, the day-to-day operations of an NGO, and the services that IMTD provides.

    Ambassador John W. McDonald gives a lecture at the Center for International Development and Conflict Management

    On Thursday, July 7, 2016, retired Ambassador John W. McDonald, CEO of the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy (IMTD), welcomed an invitation from Professor John L. Davies of the Center for International Development and Conflict Management (CIDCM) to lecture at the University of Maryland, College Park. Addressing a group of public policy students, Ambassador McDonald spoke of his involvement with the United Nations Population Fund and the challenges in its formation.

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