In the News

Jul 6 2020

The Fulcrum: 4 principles to guide us past our Covid crisis divisions

Rob Fersh (Convergence Founder/Senior Advisor) and Mariah Levison (MN State Office for Collaboration and Dispute Resolution) teamed up to share principles and tips for bridging divides during COVID-19.

Read the full op-ed.

Jun 24 2020

Our Voices Matter Podcast: Dialogue, Diversity & Solutions With Guest David Eisner

The Our Voices Matter Podcast interviewed David Eisner. In this episode, David discusses how Convergence can help find solutions in this moment, ensuring diversity in our organization and dialogues, and our planned dialogues on economic recovery and guns.

Watch and listen here.

Apr 28 2020

The Brookings Institution: Needed – Budgeting tools to address the fiscal aftermath of stimulus spending

Our budget project was cited in a blog post by The Brookings Institution! We brought together 23 diverse stakeholders and reached consensus on 5 proposals to improve how Congress manages its $4 trillion annual budget.

Read our Building a Better Budget Process report.

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Apr 3 2020

The Fulcrum: Meet the reformer – David Eisner, taking a top mediator into its 2nd decade

David Eisner was interviewed by The Fulcrum on April 3rd, 2020. David discusses his first civic engagement, biggest professional triumph, most disappointing setback, favorite political movie/tv show, and more!

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Mar 24 2020

Convergence Names David Eisner New President & CEO

Read the full announcement and learn more about David by clicking below!

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Feb 14 2020

The Shepherdstown Chronicle: ‘Talking Politics in an Angry America’: Stubblefield Institute hosts second event in The American Conversation Series

President and Founder of Convergence, Rob Fersh, moderated a panel discussion hosted by the Stubblefield Institute at Shepherd University on February 3rd. The Shepherdstown Chronicle summarized the event, which focused on how to hold productive conversations across political divides.

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Jan 16 2020

How Do We Fix It Podcast: Want Consensus? Try Convergence – Rob Fersh

The How Do We Fix It podcast interviewed Convergence’s President and Founder, Rob Fersh. This episode highlights our work convening people with divergent views to build trust, identify solutions, and form alliances for action on critical issues.

Listen here.