Brian Ganson, JD, MALD is Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business, and Senior Researcher with the Africa Centre for Dispute Settlement, University of Stellenbosch Business School. He holds additional appointments as Senior Fellow, Council on Emerging Market Enterprises, The Fletcher School, Tufts University, and Research Associate, Center on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding, The Graduate Institute Geneva. His research, writing, teaching and consulting address various aspects of business operations in complex environments, including leadership; multi-stakeholder approaches to conflict prevention; and the role of neutrals.
Brian was 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.