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John Marks is President and founder of Search for Common Ground, a non-profit, peacebuilding and conflict transformation organization with offices in 33 countries. He also founded and heads Common Ground Productions and has produced or executive-produced TV series in 20 countries. With his wife, Susan Collin Marks, he is a Skoll Awardee in Social Entrepreneurship, and, additionally, he is an Ashoka Senior Fellow. A best-selling, award-winning author, he was a US Foreign Service Officer, Executive Assistant to the late US Senator Clifford Case (R-NJ), a Fellow at Harvard's Institute of Politics, and a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School.


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Well-Crafted Entertainment Can Change the World

Part of a series on A Special Series for the 2014 Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship

March 10, 2014



Traditional Journalism Stresses Conflict — And Exploits it

In Response to What Role Does the Media Play in Accelerating Social Progress?

November 26, 2012








Shifting the Paradigm: Social Entrepreneurs and the Art of Fiction Film Mon, April 28, 2014

Shifting the Paradigm: Social Entrepreneurs and the Art of Fiction Film




Culture And Conflict Resolution - 2008

The panellists in this session have all made powerful contributions to post-confl ict societies. Their presentations will cover topics such as state-building, gender, the role of the media, and of corporations and ...

Culture And Conflict Resolution





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