Board Member, Track Two 

Regional Director, ALLMEP

Huda Abuarquob is the first on-the-ground regional director of the Alliance for Middle East Peace (ALLMEP), a network of more than 100 civil society organizations working in conflict transformation, development, and coexistence in the Middle East among Palestinians, Israelis, Arabs, and Jews...


Board Member, Track Two 

Russian Translator & Consultant

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...


Board Member, Track Two 

Founder, Creative Industry Law

Lizbeth Hasse is a lawyer, negotiator, mediator and arbitrator (J.D. and M.A., University of California, Berkeley) with an international practice. She has managed resolution of high-profile commercial disputes involving such entities  as Intel, SONY, Apple, Warner Bros., CBS, Bank of America, and many others, and designs...



Board Member, Track Two 

CEO, Abamedia

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: Johnson’s film...


Board Member, Track Two 


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...


Secretary, Track Two 

Carol Miskel began working with The Russian-American Center, now Track 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...



Board Member, Track Two 

Director, Program on Healing Historical Memory

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...


President & Chair, Track Two 

Founder, Track Two

Dulce Murphy is a social enterprise leader and expert in Russian-American relations. Murphy began working at Esalen Institute in 1970 and served on its Board of Directors from 1973 to 1975. She co-founded the Esalen Soviet American Exchange Program in 1980, traveling to and from the Soviet Union...


Treasurer, Track Two 

Co-Founder, Global Business Network

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. He also serves as a... 



Board Member, Track Two 

CBDO, Cindicator

Ksenia Semenova, CBDO at Cindicator. A journalist by training, Ksenia has more than 15 years of experience in PR and marketing, and almost seven years of business development expertise at media, edutech, and fintech companies. She leads a variety of business development initiatives at...


Board Member, Track Two 

Principal, VirginiaThomson & Assoc. 

Thomson is a social entrepreneur and consultant. As a consultant she has extensive experience in cross-sector corporate management and governance, fund raising, grant making, finance, strategic planning and new business development.  As a social entrepreneur she has launched and developed...