About IMTD-East

IMTD was started in 1992 by Dr. Louise Diamond and Ambassador John W. McDonald (ret). The Institute is based in Arlington, VA, and has more than 1300 members in 31 countries. IMTD is supported by a wide range of key personnel, associates and interns. 265 interns from 56 countries have worked at the Institute. IMTD-East opened its doors in the Spring of 2013 in Tel Aviv, Israel.

The mission of IMTD-East is to provide individuals, communities, organizations, institutions, and public agencies with the tools to improve and manage conflict. We use a systemic approach including academic research, practical applications, consultation and intervention.

IMTD's vision is a systemic international paradigm that promotes
  • Peacebuilding
  • Facilitating the transformation of deep-rooted social conflict
  • Analyzing the causes, forms, and dynamics of ethno-political conflicts
  • Research excellence in the field of conflict resolution
  • Informed policy decisions and strategies for public agencies to manage conflict

IMTD uses a holistic and participatory approach to assess the key variables in deep-rooted conflicts and post-conflict settings. The Institute is focused on identifying and understanding the causes of conflict within a nation. IMTD promotes the breaking down of stereotypes and other barriers to peace by providing conflicting groups with the following skills:
  1. Transforming the view/perception of the other
  2. Developing mutual understanding between conflicting parties
  3. Building trust between adversaries
  4. Reconciling past grievances
  5. Negotiation
  6. Creating cultural awareness


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