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Huda Abuarquob
Nina Bouis
Lizbeth Hasse


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...

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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...

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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...

Dulce Murphy
Jay Ogilvy
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Board Member, Track Two


James (Jim) Hirst got his start in citizen diplomacy as a member of Citizen’s Reach Out, an organization that told the stories of Iraqi Refugees who have made their way to the U.S. West Coast. These stories are direct interviews of Iraqi civilians who have survived the U.S. invasion of their country and show the...

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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...

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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...

Virginia Thomson
Ksenia Semenova
Xiao Qiang
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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. For three years, Jay... 



Board Member, Track Two 

Research Scientist, School of Information at UC Berkeley

 Editor-in-Chief, China Digital Times

Xiao Qiang 萧强 is a Research Scientist at the School of Information and the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of China Digital Times, a bi-lingual China news website. A theoretical physicist by training, Xiao Qiang studied at the...

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Board Member, Track Two 

Co-Founder, The Sequence

Ksenia Semenova, Director, Track Two: An Institute for Citizen Diplomacy. She is currently working on a book about citizen diplomacy and Track Two's experience and expertise in building strong ties between Russia and America during the Soviet period. In 2020, Ksenia co-founded The Sequence, a newsletter that...

Mac McQuown


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...

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Board Member Emeritus, 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...

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