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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.