Brian Ganson designs context-appropriate courses and engages students across different environments and demographic groups, whether in academic courses or other workshops and seminars. 


  • Stellenbosch Business School. Professor teaching management in complex environments, corporate diplomacy, conflict analysis, and negotiation leadership for conflict-prone environments

  • University of Stellenbosch Faculty of Law. Professor teaching mediation theory within the specialized LLM degree programme in alternative dispute resolution.

  • Harvard Law School Program of Instruction for Lawyers. Helped design and deliver intensive training for diplomats, business executives, and attorneys

  • Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), Mexico City. Delivered the institution’s inaugural post-graduate intensive course in company-community conflict resolution and collaboration

  • Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University. Adjunct Assistant Professor teaching international negotiation and law & development to graduate students of international affairs as well as executive education students. Nominated for the James L. Paddock Teaching Award

  • University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business. Adjunct Associate Professor teaching negotiation, mediation and conflict management

  • Corporate Seminars. Designs and delivers context-adapted workshops on negotiation and stakeholder management to companies in the U.S., Europe, Africa and Latin America

  • Institute of International Relations, Suriname. Designed and delivered the institution’s first-ever post-graduate seminar in international negotiations

  • Workers Education Association, Belfast. Collaborated to develop a curriculum and train trainers of leaders of divided communities in Northern Ireland

  • Universidad Iberoamericana. Co-designed and delivered (in Spanish) an intensive negotiation workshop to help that institution develop its new conflict resolution program

  • Herndon, Virginia Public Schools. Helped design and pilot a conflict resolution curriculum for middle school students mainstreamed into English, math, and other courses

  • Texas Southmost College. While a legal aid attorney, designed and delivered the first-ever course in Brownsville, Texas to train community mediators

  • Texas Bar Association. Designed and delivered intensive continuing education workshops in negotiation for legal aid attorneys

  • Harvard College. Teaching Fellow for an undergraduate course on international conflict and negotiation. Received the Danforth Award for excellence in teaching