Mark Gerzon

Founder and President,
Mediators Foundation

Mark Gerzon is one of the key architects in the field of global leadership and an experienced facilitator in high-conflict zones. Best known in the USA for designing and facilitating the Bipartisan Congressional Retreats, he has convened and facilitated numerous cross-partisan dialogues over the past twenty years. His experience in this arena is summarized in his most recent book, The Reunited States of America: How We Can Bridge the Partisan Divide.

Working for the United Nations, he has done similar work in emerging democracies around the world. The author of numerous books, including Leading Through Conflict and Global Citizens, he served as advisor to UNDP Bureau of Crisis Prevention and Recovery in Kenya and Nepal. Since 2014, he has shifted his focus back to his own increasingly divided country, and has worked at both the national and local levels to foster collaboration across the political spectrum.

As President of Mediators Foundation, which he founded over thirty years ago, Mark is working closely with several other projects that also advance the field of global conflict prevention and collaborative leadership.