On May 26th, 2020 we suddenly and unexpectedly lost Gregory (Grzegorz) Kersten.
Husband, father, brother, grandfather, professor at Concordia University, Editor in Chief of the Group Decision and Negotiation Journal, and former President of the Group Decision and Negotiation (GDN) Section of INFORMS. Gregory was loved for his humanity and generosity, and admired for his integrity. He was just. He believed that people from all cultures and backgrounds can come to understanding through negotiation.
He will be missed dearly by his family and the people whose lives he touched, those he helped, and those he inspired. There are many.
In 2011, he founded the “Fundacja Kerstenów” (The Kersten Foundation) to continue the legacy of his parents, Adam and Krystyna. In lieu of flowers, you may consider donating to help fund a scholarship that we are creating in his name under the Kersten Foundation. We will do everything we can to live up to his principles and continue his legacy.
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- My father: The inspiration behind Justice in Conflict (Mark Kersten)
- Mentor, friend, confidant JMSB reflects on the life and legacy of Gregory Kersten (JSMB, Concordia University)
- Gregory Kersten: GDN Conference Obituary (Group Decision and Negotiation (GDN) Section of INFORMS)
- Gregory (Grzegorz) Kersten Obituary (Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis by Wojtek Michalowski)
- GDN In Memoriam Gregory Kersten (1949–2020) (Group Decision and Negotiation (2020) 29:595–599)
- Supporting Negotiations in Many Ways – Gregory Kersten’s Scientific Achievements Over Four Decades (by Rudolf Vetschera presented at Group Decision and Negotiation 2021)
- “Profesor Grzegorz Kersten (23 września 1949, Warszawa — 26 maja 2020, Ottawa), założyciel Fundacji Kerstenów, w latach 2011—2012 prezes Zarządu, 2012—2020 przewodniczący Rady Fundacji.” (Fundacja Kerstenów)
- “Zmarł śp. prof. Grzegorz Kersten” (Uniwersytet Marii Curie–Skłodowskiej w Lublinie)
- “Jak być naukowcem?” (Tomasz Szapiro)
- “Nie żyje prof. Gregory Kersten” (Tomasz Wachowicz)
- “Nie żyje prof. Gregory Kersten” (Ewa Roszkowska)
- Nekrolog Wyborcza PL
- Grzegorz Kersten Kondolencje (Beata Bińko, Małgorzata Brodowska
w imieniu Fundacji Kerstenów)
- Grzegorz Kersten Kondolencje (Tomasz Szapiro, Ewa Roszkowska, Tomasz Wachowicz i Bogumił Kamiński)