John Marks

Founder and Senior Advisor, Search for Common Ground

Skoll Awardee


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.