David Gorman

Regional Director – Eurasia

David Gorman joined HD in 2000 and currently heads HD’s Eurasia Programme. He has more than 25 years of experience in the field of peacemaking. David started his career in the Middle East and has since worked in Africa, Southeast Asia and now Eurasia. He has lived in the Philippines, Indonesia, Liberia, Bosnia, as well as the West Bank and Gaza, and he now resides in Cyprus. David has published several articles on peacemaking and was profiled in the award winning film ‘Miles and War’ as well as in Die Zeit, Der Spiegel and the Boston Herald. He has a graduate degree from the London School of Economics.


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