THE NEXT GENERATION OF CITIZEN DIPLOMATS
In 2018 Track Two launched the Whom Do We Trust initiative/conference series born from a growing sense of responsibility to and inspiration from the young people encountered through our work. The series answers an increasingly urgent call to incorporate the next generation of citizen diplomats into the existing Track Two networks.
At Whom Do We Trust, Russian and American students from 33 colleges, universities, and graduate programs across Russia and the United States come together for a multiday intensive workshop that fosters connection between and amongst student peers, invited subject matter experts, and the many accomplished participants in our networks.
Student feedback has shown that the success of this series lies in the interdisciplinary/multisensory, holistic approach taken. The workshops include:
Panels: Experts and students discuss some of the most pressing issues facing the younger generation and our shared global future
Small group breakaway projects that encourage a solution-oriented approach
Cultural enrichment through live performance
Relationship-building during visits to local areas of historical and cultural importance
Follow-up projects with students supported by the Track Two team and network participants