Resume of Experience

BRIANGANSONCONSULTING
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA & BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

Consultantto senior public and private sector leaders on socio-political risk management, conflict prevention and negotiation. Support analysis, strategy development and operational planning for particularly complex environments.Monitoring & Evaluation Expertfor programs in post-conflict and volatile societies. 1998 to present.

THE AFRICA CENTRE FOR DISPUTE SETTLEMENT, UNIVERSITY OF STELLENBOSCH BUSINESS SCHOOL
Head of Centre and Extraordinary Associate Professor.Leads a platform for research and dialogue at the nexus of business, conflict and development across disciplines and institutions, working with business, government, labour and communities to reduce the costs of conflict and increase collaborative opportunities.Lecturersin negotiation and conflict resolution. 2010 to present.

UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN
GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
Adjunct Associate Professor teaching negotiation, mediation and conflict management.2014 to present.

CENTRE ON CONFLICT, DEVELOPMENT AND PEACEBUILDING
THE GRADUATE INSTITUTE, GENEVA

Research Associate and facilitator through the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform of research-supported multi-sectoral dialogue on the roles of economic, development, peacebuilding, government and civil society actors in conflict prevention in the context of large-scale business investment in fragile environments. 2012 to present.

THE FLETCHER SCHOOL OF LAW AND DIPLOMACY
TUFTS UNIVERSITY

Senior Fellow, Council on Emerging Market Enterprises. Launched the initiative on Strategy, Operations and Leadership for Emerging and Frontier Economies. Adjunct Assistant Professor teaching international negotiation and law & development. Senior Researcher, Center for Human Rights & Conflict Resolution. 2000 to present.

CONFLICT MANAGEMENT GROUP ▪ CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS
Directorfor private sector programmes with the NGO founded by Professor Roger Fisher, applying innovations of the Harvard Negotiation Project to achieve practical progress in intense and protracted conflicts around the globe. 1998 to 2000.

MITCHELL MADISON GROUP ▪ NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Manager and co-founder of the Organisation Practice of a global strategy consulting firm. Advised Fortune 100 companies on organisational design and organisational performance. 1996 to 1998.

US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, OFFICE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS
WASHINGTON, DC
Chief of Staff to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights. Primary responsibilities included budget, strategic planning, information technology and organizational performance. The Vice President three times awarded OCR the Heroes of Reinvention ("Hammer") Award for innovation in civil rights enforcement. 1993 to 1996.

HARVARD NEGOTIATION PROJECT
PROGRAM ON NEGOTIATION AT HARVARD LAW SCHOOL

Instructor. Developed context-specific capabilities in negotiation, mediation, conflict analysis and conflict management for diplomats, government officials, business executives, and civil society leaders from around the globe. 1989 to 1996.

TEXAS RURAL LEGAL AID, INC. ▪ BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS
Attorney focusing on minority rights. Combined litigation and advocacy to achieve systemic higher education reform. Led the creation of a community-based mediation program. Court Appointed Mediator in Federal District Court cases. 1989 to 1993.

Education

HARVARD LAW SCHOOL
Juris Doctorate awarded cum laude 1989. Ferguson Fellow in Human Rights and Development with the Legal Resources Foundation of Zimbabwe. Associate Editor of the HARVARD INTERNATIONAL LAW JOURNAL. Research Assistant to Professor Detlev Vagts for private and public international law topics.

THE FLETCHER SCHOOL OF LAW AND DIPLOMACY ▪ TUFTS UNIVERSITY
Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy awarded 1989. Concentrations in Public International Law, International Trade and International Conflict Management. Teaching Assistant for Tufts College course in International Law.

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Bachelor of Arts awarded magna cum laude 1985. Included one year of study at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Aix-en-Provence, France. Family Mediator with Ozone House, a runaway shelter and crisis counselling centre.

Languages

Fluent in English and French; proficient in German and Spanish

BRIAN GANSON 2015