Beyond Traditional Diplomacy
rograms that encourage unofficial dialogue between adversaries or communities in conflict are what track two diplomacy is all about. Designed to complement official diplomacy, track two initiatives advance U.S. interests.
Recognizing this, the State Department has played a key role in assisting Columbia University's track two portfolio in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean region. Today, U.S. Embassies in Ankara, Athens and Nicosia are fully engaged in promoting track two activities.
||On the Road to Kakuma|
had met film director Oliver Stone several years agoI, so when I learned he was making a new film with a refugee and humanitarian relief theme, I suggested that we travel to Africa together to visit refugee camps and talk with refugee assistance officers on the job. The purpose of the trip would be to help the director experience the reality of humanitarian relief work and understand the role of the U.S. government in assisting those in need.
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