The Dalai Lama has said that one way to manage the tremendous pain of a huge loss is to understand that we now have a responsibility to fulfil that person’s wishes. “The closer connection you have to someone, the more responsibility you have to fulfil that person’s wish.” Fulfilling their wish can give inner strength and determination.

We are so grateful to have our father’s values so deeply instilled in us that we know how to go about doing just that. This scholarship is just the first step of many …. 

— Marta Kersten-Oertel

Owing to all your kind generosity we have currently set up a scholarship in Gregory’s name as well as a GDN Journal Paper Award. Thank you.

Gregory Kersten GDN Journal Best Paper Award

To commemorate the late Gregory Kersten, Section President and Editor in Chief of the GDN Journal, the informs Section on Group Decision and Negotiation established the annual “Gregory Kersten GDN Journal Best Paper Award” for outstanding papers published in the GDN journal.

2021 Gregory Kersten GDN Journal Best Paper Award
Winner: Geiger, Ingmar. From Letter to Twitter: A Systematic Review of Communication Media in Negotiation. Group Decision and Negotiation, v.29, 227-250 (2020).