Kelman Seminar: Bridging the Partisan Divide

Event Date: Monday October 17, 2016
Time: 4:30 - 6:00 PM
Location: CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium, S-010, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution is pleased to present:

Bridging the Partisan Divide


Mark Gerzon

Mark Gerzon

Founder and President, Mediators Foundation


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

About the speaker:

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), Gerzon 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 new book The Reunited States of America: How We Can Bridge the Partisan Divide, which was released in early 2016, shares the basic principles and profiles the leading figures in this movement.

About the Herbert C. Kelman Seminar Series: 

The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution series is sponsored by the Program on Negotiation, the Nieman Foundation for Journalism, the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public PolicyThe 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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