Track II/Citizen Diplomacy

 

Louis Kriesberg talks about the cross-cutting roles he has played in conflicts over the years. His academic role helped give him access and credibility, and his intervention activities enriched his research.
Carolyn Stephenson asserts that power plays a key role in the success or failure of Track II efforts.
Louis Kriesberg describes the Syracuse Area Middle East Dialogue Group. He discusses how the group got started, how it operates, and what it does for the participants.
Carolyn Stephenson talks about the importance of Track II work in Cyprus and in general.
According to Chester Crocker, there are various points of convergence among Track I and Track II diplomacy.
Chester Crocker discusses the success of the peace process in Mozambique.
Peter Coleman discusses the transformation of a track two process to a track one process.
John Katungaof Nairobi Peace Initiative (NPI) describes how the organization got involved with religious organizations in generating dialogue to deal with ethnic conflict.
Angela Khaminwa, Program Officer for Outreach and Communication at The Coexistence Initiative, explores the withholding of citizenship as a form of political violence.
Ron Fisher describes Track I-II coordination in Tajikistan.
Ron Fisher describes the relationship between Track I and Track II players.
Ron Fisher describes the frustrations of peacebuilding in Cyprus over the last 15 years.
Herb Kelman explains that problem solving workshops can develop new approaches for transforming conflict, but cannot implement them. Track I leaders need to do that, and they need to educate the public to gain their support.