International Institute for Sustained Dialogue
The International Institute for Sustained Dialogue (IISD) "is rooted in three decades of experience in deep-rooted human conflict. The process of Sustained Dialogue (SD) conceptualizes that experience.
"The Institute’s founder and president, Hal Saunders, played a central role as a senior U.S. diplomat in the Arab-Israeli peace process after the 1973 Arab-Israeli war...
"In 2002, David Mathews, president of the Kettering Foundation where Hal was director of international affairs, proposed creating IISD to provide separate space for SD to develop and extend its reach. “Deliberative and collaborative processes are for people who are able to talk with each other,” he said; “Sustained Dialogue is for people who have been killing each other or whose relationships are so destructive that they can’t talk.” IISD was incorporated in October 2002." 
Accessed January 2009: 
- Harold H. Saunders - Chairman and President - Director of International Affairs, Kettering Foundation; Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State
- Brian T. Cobb - Treasurer - Vice President and Treasurer, Kettering Foundation
- Philip D. Stewart - Secretary - Associate, Kettering Foundation; Professor Emeritus, The Ohio State University; Former Coordinator, Dartmouth Conference
- Joyce Bylander - Assistant to the President for Institutional and Diversity Initiatives, Dickinson College
- Ramon Daubon - Associate, Kettering Foundation; President, The Esquel Group
- Basil Eastwood - Retired British Ambassador
- Thomas Gouttierre - Dean of International Studies and Programs at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) and University of Nebraska Medical Center, Director of the Center for Afghan Studies at UNO
- John Paul Lederach - Founding Director, Conflict Transformation Program, Eastern Mennonite University, Visiting professor, Joan Kroc Peace Institute, Notre Dame
- Theodore (Teddy) N. Nemeroff - Cofounder, first SD Campus Program; Coauthor, first SDCN Student Handbook; Founder, Dialogue Unit, Institute for Democracy in South Africa
- Randa Slim - Consultant, Rockefeller Brothers Fund; Guest Scholar, United States Institute of Peace
- David S. Tukey - Cofounder, first SD Campus Program; Coauthor, first SDCN Student Handbook; Neuroscientist and President, PDT Laboratories LLC