David Hart joined the IPS team in December 2013. He serves as the Field Director for the Genuine Progress Project.
David is an experienced progressive movement leader, conflict resolution practitioner, and nonprofit manager. He was the Chief Executive Officer of the Association for Conflict Resolution and Director of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Mediation Program at the Key Bridge Foundation. David has served as Executive Director of local, state, and national nonprofit organizations including Veterans for Peace.
He is a graduate of Oberlin College, where he received a BA in Peace and Conflict Studies. He holds a Master's Degree in Political Science from Syracuse University's Maxwell School, where he earned Certificates of Achievement from the Program on the Analysis and Resolution of Conflict (PARC), and the Institute on Creative Conflict Management. David is a graduate of the Leadership Development Program developed by the Center for Creative Leadership. David led a People to People International delegation of fifty conflict resolution professionals to South Africa to study the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.