KEYNOTES & WELCOMING REMARKS

WELCOMING REMARKS

Dulce Murphy

Track Two: An Institute for
Citizen Diplomacy

Dulce Murphy is Co-founder, President and Chair of Track Two. Dulce served on the Board of Directors of Esalen Institute from 1973 to 1975. She co-founded the Esalen Soviet American Exchange Program in 1980, traveling to and from the Soviet Union each year to establish relationships, undertake collaborations and build a citizen-to citizen network. In the spring of 2004, the program evolved to an independent organization and changed its name to Track Two: An Institute for Citizen Diplomacy, with the mandate to expand to other regions of conflict including the Middle East and the North Pacific Rim.  Murphy is a member of the Advisory Council of the Graduate Initiative in Russian Studies, a program of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California. She is also a member of the Advisory Board of IFAW Russia and CIS (International Fund for Animal Welfare). 

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DAY ONE

Vladimir Pozner

"Pozner" - Channel One

For more than 30 years Vladimir Pozner was the voice and face of Russia – first as a Soviet propagandist on Radio Moscow’s English service, then as a ubiquitous presenter and talking head in the Gorbachev era. At 81, he still hosts a popular weekly interview show on Russia's Channel One, "Pozner."  While in the past he was presenting Russia to the world, now the traffic has gone into reverse, with a nine-part series to explain modern Britain to the Russian audience.

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Katrina vanden Heuvel

The Nation

Katrina vanden Heuvel is an American editor and publisher. She is the editor, publisher, and part-owner of The Nation, America's oldest weekly independent progressive magazine founded in 1865 and now read on multiple platforms - thenation.com, podcasts, and video - by 1 million readers a week. Vanden Heuvel has been the magazine's editor since 1995. She is often a commentator on various political television programs.