Susan Collin Marks

Susan Collin Marks, Peace Ambassador for Search for Common Ground, is an internationally renowned peacemaker and peacebuilder. She mediated, facilitated dialogue, supported peace initiatives, and built programs in some of the most conflictual places on the planet. In recent years, she focused on counseling high level political, institutional, and civil society leaders worldwide, including members of the U.S. Congress. In September 2014, she stepped aside after 20 years as Search’s vice president and moved to Amsterdam. Search was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018. Her book, Watching the Wind: Conflict Resolution during South Africa’s Transition to Democracy relates how peace can be built even in the most intractable conflict. The title of her forthcoming book is Wisdom in a Time of Conflict. Susan writes, speaks, counsels, teaches, and supports peace initiatives internationally. She believes that our common humanity binds us together more than our differences divide us.