Board of Directors

Antonina W. Bouis has translated many contemporary Russian writers including Volkov, Dovlatov, Yevtushenko, the Strugatsky brothers, and Radzinsky. As executive director of George Soros's foundations in the USSR, she traveled extensively to represent him, often with the writers whose work she translated, as well as with her writer/photographer husband and their son. Her 80 translations for major publishers range from memoirs (Sakharov, Bonner, Plisetskaya), economic history (Yavlinsky, Gaidar), and art (Malevich, Kabakov) to fiction (Voznesensky, Rybakov, Bulgakov, Aksyonov). She is on the board of TRACK TWO: An Institute for Citizen Diplomacy, the advisory board of the Hermitage Museum Foundation, and a member of The Council on Foreign Relations and PEN’s Translation Committee. Fluent in Russian and French, she holds a master's degree from Columbia University and is a graduate of Barnard College. 

Lizbeth Hasse, lawyer, negotiator and mediator, (J.D. and M.A., University of California, Berkeley) with an international practice in intellectual property, entertainment and commercial law and negotiations. She has assisted in resolution of high-profile disputes involving Enron, Sun Microsystems, Adelphia, MasterCard, SONY, Intel, Apple, major motion pictures including the largest selling video game series, a multi-platinum rock group, disputes between indigenous populations and oil and mining companies among others. She is also a certificated mediator from the United Nations Training Program in Civilian Personnel of Peace-keeping, Mediation and Election Monitoring at the International Faculty of Scola St’Ana, Pisa, and has used her skills in international mediation in such places as St. Petersburg, Russia, Kyrgyzstan’s Fergana Valley, and Quito, Ecuador. Ms. Hasse has helped draft legislation in Intellectual Property, Media and Civil Law in Eastern European, African, Asian and Central Asian countries.  Her advisory work has been supported by the MacArthur Foundation, Soros, Rockefeller Fund, Washington Research Institute and others. Ms. Hasse also consults as a Rule of Law Specialist and surveyed countries in Central Asia and the Caucasus for USAID to assess a decade of institution building programs in those regions.

Ms. Hasse served as legal counsel for joint venture projects based in Russia, Ukraine and Senegal. Much of her legal representation is for media and technology clients in the software, motion picture, publishing, digital media and telecommunications industries, as well as for artists, writers and creative individuals with unique problems.  She enjoys the new problems presented in copyright law, and writes in these areas. Ms. Hasse was a 1986 Fulbright Fellowship recipient (France).  She taught as a Visiting Faculty member at the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Paris V, Udayana University in Indonesia and the American University of Armenia.  Along with serving on the board of TRACK TWO she serves on the Boards of Heart To Heart International Children’s Medical Alliance, the Presidio College of Management and is on the Founding Board of the Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley, California.

J. Mitchell Johnson is CEO of Abamedia, a new media production company specializing in history & cultural subjects. Johnson’s first film was an hour PBS special on the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. A complete list of Johnson’s productions is at: Abamedia.com. Johnson’s film, World Without Waves, won Santa Fe Film Festival’s Milagra Award and premiered at Moscow’s International Film Festival. Abamedia’s Cold War multimedia series, Red Files, won the International Documentary Association’s “Best Limited Series” award, and features on PBS the Media Educational Resource:  http://www.pbs.org/redfiles/.  

He is a Masters graduate of the USC film school and is the immediate past President of the Lone Star Film Festival.

John A. (Mac) McQuown is an entrepreneur who co-founded KMV, a leading credit analytic firm and served as its Chairman until it was acquired by Moody’s in 2002. Prior to KMV he co-founded and served as CEO of Diversified Corporate Loans, LLC.  McQuown co-founded in 1981 and remains a Director of Dimensional Fund Advisors, the first and leading small-cap “passively managed” equity fund, with global proprietary distribution. He also co-founded Chalone Wine Group, Loan Performance (formerly Mortgage Information Corp) and Stone Edge Farm Estate Vineyards and Winery.  More recently, he co-founded and is a director of eBond Advisors.

Before turning entrepreneur, he was Director of Management Sciences at Wells Fargo Bank where he had overall responsibility for creating the world’s first equity index funds, and where he first became immersed in the measurement of corporate credit risk. He co-founded and was first Chairman of Wells Fargo Investment Advisors (now owned by Black Rock).  McQuown received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University, and his MBA in Finance from Harvard Business School.  He is a member of the Advisory Councils to the Dean of the Booths School of Business at the University of Chicago and to the Dean of Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego as well as on the board of TRACK TWO.

Carol Miskel began working with The Russian-American Center, now TRCK TWO: An Institute for Citizen Diplomacy, in 1997. She has helped coordinate conferences involving the former Republics of the USSR, and working with Esalen’s Center for Theory and Research helps coordinate projects co-sponsored with TRACK TWO.  Since 2007, the beginning of TRACK TWO’s work with the International Abrahamic Network and the Abrahamic Family Reunion, she has taken a leadership role in outreach and development of projects in the United States and abroad.  Previous to her work with TRACK TWO she was in the entertainment retail business, as well as entertainment marketing, promotion and publishing.

Joseph Montville is director of the Program on Healing Historical Memory, School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University. He is also director of the Abrahamic Family Reunion, the Esalen Institute project to promote Muslim-Christian-Jewish reconciliation.  And he also chairs the board of Track Two: An Institute for Citizen Diplomacy. He was also Senior Adviser on Interfaith Relations at Washington National Cathedral, and was a Distinguished Diplomat in Residence at American University. Montville founded the preventive diplomacy program at Washington, DC’s Center for Strategic and International Studies in 1994 and directed it until 2003. Before that he spent 23 years as a diplomat with posts in the Middle East and North Africa. He also worked in the State Department’s Bureaus of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs and Intelligence and Research, where he was chief of the Near East Division and director of the Office of Global Issues. Montville has held non-resident faculty appointments at the Harvard and University of Virginia Medical Schools. He defined the concept of “Track Two,” nonofficial diplomacy. Educated at Lehigh, Harvard, and Columbia Universities, Montville is the editor of Conflict and Peacemaking in Multiethnic Societies (Lexington Books, 1990) and editor (with Vamik Volkan and Demetrios Julius) of The Psychodynamics of International Relationships (Lexington Books, 1990 [vol. I], 1991 [vol. II]). His most recent book is History as Prelude: Muslims and Jews in the Medieval Mediterranean, (Lexington Books,  2011). In 2008, the International Society of Political Psychology gave Montville its Nevitt Sanford Award for “distinguished professional contribution to political psychology,” at its 31st annual scientific meeting in Paris.

Dulce Murphy is a founder and was a director of the Esalen Institute Soviet American Exchange Program that began in 1980. She has worked for, or with Esalen Institute since 1970. After the fall of the Soviet Union she became the president and executive director of The Russian‑American Center in San Francisco, a continuation of the Soviet American Exchange Program. In the spring of 2004, The Russian-American Center changed its name to TRACK TWO: An Institute for Citizen Diplomacy, with the mandate to expand to other countries, teaming up with our Russian colleagues to that end. For over thirty-five years, Murphy has been on the cutting edge of nongovernmental Russian-American relations and Track Two Diplomacy including the International Abrahamic Network and an extensive program with China.

Jay Ogilvy cofounded Global Business Network in 1987, the world’s foremost consultancy for scenario planning. In 2009 he left GBN to become Dean of Presidio Graduate School, which offers an MBA in sustainable business practices. Currently he is an independent consultant splitting his time between homes in Utah and New Hampshire, teaching in the San Francisco Bay area, and consulting in Japan and the Americas. He also serves as a columnist and chair of the editorial board for Stratfor (Strategic Foresight), a provider of geopolitical intelligence.

In the 1980s he served as Director of Research for the Values and Lifestyles (VALS) Program at SRI (formerly Stanford Research Institute). While at SRI, Jay also authored monographs on social, political, and demographic trends affecting the values of workers and consumers. 

Since 1980, Jay has been engaged in citizen diplomacy through his association with Esalen Institute, where he now serves on the board. With TRACK TWO and Esalen, he has built a network of relationships in Russia and China.

Jay's work in future studies, values research, and citizen diplomacy builds on his background as a philosopher. He taught at the University of Texas, Williams College, and for seven years at Yale, where he received his Ph.D. in 1968. In addition to publishing dozens of essays, he is the author or editor of nine books including: Facing the Fold: Essays on Scenario Planning (Triarchy, 2011); Creating Better Futures: Scenario Planning as a Tool for a Better Tomorrow (Oxford University Press, 2002), Living Without a Goal (Doubleday Currency, 1995), Many Dimensional Man (Oxford University Press, 1977; Harper & Row, 1980); co-author, with Peter Schwartz, China’s Futures (Jossey-Bass, 2000).

Stephan A. Schwartz is a Distinguished Consulting Faculty of Saybrook University, and a Research Associate of the Cognitive Sciences Laboratory of the Laboratories for Fundamental Research. He is the columnist for the journal Explore, and editor of the daily web publication Schwartzreport.net in both of which he covers trends that are affecting the future. He also writes regularly for The Huffington Post. His other academic and research appointments include: Senior Samueli Fellow for Brain, Mind and Healing of the Samueli Institute; founder and Research Director of the Mobius laboratory; Director of Research of the Rhine Research Center;  and Senior Fellow of The Philosophical Research Society.  Government appointments include: Special Assistant for Research and Analysis to the Chief of Naval Operations, consultant to the Oceanographer of the Navy. He has also been editorial staff member of National Geographic, Associate Editor of Sea Power. And staff reporter and feature writer for The Daily Press and The Times Herald. For 40 years he has been studying the nature of consciousness, particularly that aspect independent of space and time. Schwartz is part of the small group that founded modern Remote Viewing research. He is the author of more than 130 technical reports and papers. In addition to his experimental studies he has written numerous magazine articles for SmithsonianOMNI, American History, American Heritage, The Washington Post, The New York Times, as well as other magazines and newspapers. He hás produced and written a number television documentaries, and has written four books: The Secret Vaults of Time, The Alexandria Project, Mind Rover, Opening to the Infinite, and his latest, Agents of Change.