Byron Bland is a Fellow at the King Institute at Stanford University where he works on the legacy and relevance of Martin Luther King as a religious thinker and theologian. He is also Senior Consultant for the Stanford Center on International Conflict and Negotiation (SCICN).
Bland retired from Stanford University in 2009 after serving as Associate Director of SCICN and Research Associate at the Center for Democracy Development and the Rule of Law for twelve years. During his tenure at Stanford, he was a Lecturer in the School of Law, the School of Education, and the Department of International Relations.
Having worked for 25 years in Northern Ireland and for 15 years in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Byron continues his involvement in both conflicts. Byron is an ordained Presbyterian minister and, from 1976-1991, served as campus minister for Untied Campus Christian Ministries at Stanford. He currently serves as Ombuds and Chaplain for Palo Alto University. He is also an adjunct professor at the Center for Innovation in Ministry at San Francisco Theological Seminary.