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Ambassador John W. McDonald is a lawyer, diplomat, former international civil servant, development expert and peace builder, concerned about world social, economic and ethnic problems. He spent twenty years of his 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 of the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy, in Washington, D.C., which focuses on national and inter-national ethnic conflicts.
McDonald retired from the Foreign Service in 1987, after forty years as a diplomat. In 1987-88, he became a Professor of Law at The George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. He was Senior Advisor to George Mason University’s Center for Conflict Analysis and Resolution and taught and lectured at the Foreign Service Institute and the Center for the Study of Foreign Affairs. From December 1988 to January 1992, McDonald was President of the Iowa Peace Institute in Grinnell, Iowa and was a Professor at George Mason University’s Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, in Fairfax, Virginia.