Kelman Seminar: Mark Gerzon - Bridging the Partisan Divide

Kelman Seminar: Mark Gerzon – Bridging the Partisan Divide

Monday, October 17, 2016, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium, S-010, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA

Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution with speaker:

Mark Gerzon, Founder and President, Mediators Foundation

Mark Gerzon is an author, leadership consultant, and veteran convener of cross-party conversations. In the twenty years since he co-designed and facilitated the first US House of Representatives Bipartisan Congressional Retreat, he has been on the frontier of Democratic-Republican dialogues. His book Leading Through Conflict: How Successful Leaders Transform Differences Into Opportunities (published in 2006 by Harvard Business School Press) shares some of his key “transpartisan” learnings.

Having worked in both the private and public sectors, as well domestically and internationally (with the United Nations Development Program), Mark is now focusing entirely on having a positive impact on the 2016 election. The Bridge Alliance is the primary vehicle for achieving that goal. His forthcoming book The Reunited States of America: How We Can Bridge the Partisan Divide, which will be released in early 2016, shares the basic principles and profiles the leading figures in this movement.

The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution series is sponsored by the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, the Nieman Foundation for Journalism, the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and Boston area members of the Alliance for Peacebuilding. The theme of the Kelman Seminar is “Negotiation, Conflict and the News Media”.

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