11 Days of Global Unity: PEACE (International Day of Peace)

Broadcast on September 21, 2014
With Philip Hellmich & Dot Maver & Rev. Deborah Moldow & Ambassador John W. McDonald & Monica Willard

Ambassador John W. McDonald

Retired U.S. Ambassador, Chairman and CEO Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy

Ambassador John W. McDonald is a lawyer, diplomat, former international civil servant, development expert and peacebuilder, concerned about world social, economic and ethnic problems. He spent twenty years of his diplomatic career in Western Europe and the Middle East and worked for sixteen years on United Nations economic and social affairs. He is currently chairman and co-founder (1992) of the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy, in Washington D.C., which focuses on national and international ethnic conflicts, including the Millennium goals of clean drinking water and sanitation. He also is UNEP's North American Representative to the International Environmental Governance Advisory Group.

Ambassador McDonald holds both a B.A. and a J.D. degree from the University of Illinois, and graduated from the National War College in 1967. He has written and co-edited ten books and numerous articles on negotiation and conflict resolution, and makes more than 100 speeches a year. He was appointed Ambassador twice by President Carter and twice by President Reagan to represent the United States at various UN World Conferences.

Beyond Right and Wrong

Broadcast on June 17, 2014
With Lekha Singh & Mitch Warner & Ambassador John W. McDonald

Ambassador John McDonald tells us the story about his writing of the U.N. Resolution that created the International Day of Peace. We will then hear about Beyond Right & Wrong -- a powerful documentary film seven years in the making. Filmmaker Lekha Singh presents the stories of people who have experienced loss and the stories of people who have caused that loss.  From the Rwandan Genocide, to fighting in Northern Ireland, to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, people from different sides of the violence have entrusted all of us with their stories—their anger or remorse, their pain, their paths to recovery.  Mitch Warner will tell us how The Arbinger Institute has created the Beyond Right & Wrong: Group and Self-Study Guide to accompany the film to help viewers continue the conversation after the film. 

Ambassador John W. McDonald

Retired U.S. Ambassador, Chairman and CEO Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy

Ambassador John W. McDonald is a lawyer, diplomat, former international civil servant, development expert and peacebuilder, concerned about world social, economic and ethnic problems. He spent twenty years of his diplomatic career in Western Europe and the Middle East and worked for sixteen years on United Nations economic and social affairs. He is currently chairman and co-founder (1992) of the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy, in Washington D.C., which focuses on national and international ethnic conflicts, including the Millennium goals of clean drinking water and sanitation. He also is UNEP's North American Representative to the International Environmental Governance Advisory Group.

Ambassador McDonald holds both a B.A. and a J.D. degree from the University of Illinois, and graduated from the National War College in 1967. He has written and co-edited ten books and numerous articles on negotiation and conflict resolution, and makes more than 100 speeches a year. He was appointed Ambassador twice by President Carter and twice by President Reagan to represent the United States at various UN World Conferences.

Building Peace in a World of Conflict: A Conversation with 2 Veteran Peace Makers

PeaceWeek 2010
Broadcast on September 21, 2010
With Susan Collins-Marks & Ambassador John W. McDonald
The recording and transcript will be posted here as soon as it is available

Ambassador John W. McDonald

Retired U.S. Ambassador, Chairman and CEO Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy

Ambassador John W. McDonald is a lawyer, diplomat, former international civil servant, development expert and peacebuilder, concerned about world social, economic and ethnic problems. He spent twenty years of his diplomatic career in Western Europe and the Middle East and worked for sixteen years on United Nations economic and social affairs. He is currently chairman and co-founder (1992) of the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy, in Washington D.C., which focuses on national and international ethnic conflicts, including the Millennium goals of clean drinking water and sanitation. He also is UNEP's North American Representative to the International Environmental Governance Advisory Group.

Ambassador McDonald holds both a B.A. and a J.D. degree from the University of Illinois, and graduated from the National War College in 1967. He has written and co-edited ten books and numerous articles on negotiation and conflict resolution, and makes more than 100 speeches a year. He was appointed Ambassador twice by President Carter and twice by President Reagan to represent the United States at various UN World Conferences.