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Greg Houston

Vice President, Partnership and Communications, Search for Common Ground


Greg Houston is Vice President of Partnerships and Communications at Search for Common Ground, the world’s largest dedicated peace-building NGO. In this capacity, he oversees global communications across 35 country offices, private sector partnerships, and philanthropic fundraising.

He previously served as Senior Vice President of External Affairs at Meridian International Center, where he oversaw all communications, government partnerships, business and philanthropic development, public programs and conferences, and start-up initiatives. Prior to joining Meridian, Greg was Director of New Initiatives at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, one of the world’s leading think-tanks. He began his career working for Arizona Senator John McCain.

Greg holds B.A. from the University of Arizona, a Masters with Merit from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and completed additional post-grad study as a Social Entrepreneurship Scholar (PLD, Class of 1972 Endowment) at Harvard Business School.

His published writings include the Capacity Building Implications of Aid Donations on “Good” and “Weak” State Governance Structures and The Balanced Equation Model of Social Organization Evaluation. He has appeared on CNN, BBC international, China Daily (TV) and various local television and radio programs.

A full list of publications can be found at