Brian Ganson

POSITION: Adjunct Associate Professor

QUALIFICATIONS: Doctor of Laws (Harvard Law School); Master of Arts in Law & Diplomacy (The Fletcher School, Tufts University); AB (University of Michigan)

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Business, conflict and development; Conflict prevention; Socio-political risk assessment and risk management; Management in complex environments; Negotiation and mediation



Brian Ganson is Head of the Africa Centre for Dispute Settlement, and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town. He also holds appointments as Senior Fellow with the Council on Emerging Market Enterprises of The Fletcher School, Tufts University; Research Associate with the Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding, The Graduate Institute Geneva; and Extraordinary Associate Professor at the University of Stellenbosch Business School. He first qualified as a family mediator at age 20, and later worked in formal mediation as a practitioner, trainer, and clinical supervisor with the Harvard Mediation Program. He has worked with companies, governments and development actors to develop multi-stakeholder processes and systems for dispute resolution at the local, national and international levels. Relevant publications include the book, Business and Conflict in Fragile States: The Case for Pragmatic Solutions (2016); Business in Fragile Environments: Capabilities for Conflict Prevention (2014); and Management in Complex Environments: Questions for Leaders (2013).




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