PON Staff

Robert Bordone
Robert Bordone (1)

Thaddeus R. Beal Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School Founder of the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program Widely recognized for his work and research in dispute resolution, Bordone teaches several courses for the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, where he also serves on the Executive Committee. As a professional facilitator and conflict resolution consultant, Bordone specializes in dispute systems design, ...

Sam Dhakal
Sam Dhakal

Sambridhi is responsible for administrative and logistical support for the various Executive Education programs, the Harvard Negotiation Institute, and PON Seminars and assists in implementing these programs. She holds a B.A. in Human Services and a M.A. in Global Studies with a focus on Nonprofit Management from Northeastern University. Prior to joining PON, she has worked for several nonprofit organizations based both in her native Nepal, as well as the United States. She is an avid music listener and an aspirational yogi and can be found attending yoga classes and concerts in her free time.

Abigayle Eames
Abigayle Eames (2)

Abigayle splits her time between managing Continuing Legal Education applications for US attendees in Harvard Negotiation Institute courses, offered in collaboration through PON and the Law School, and organizing programs for PON’s newest course, PON Global. PON Global is a blended learning initiative that combines high-production videos, on-site instruction, role-play scenarios, and videoconferencing with professors here in Cambridge. These co...

Alex Green
Alex Green (16)

Laurence Alex Green is a program fellow for the Program on Negotiation's Great Negotiator project and senior research associate for the Harvard Kennedy School's American Secretaries of State Project. A journalist and commentary writer, he has published extensively on environmental policy, the history of disability, and contemporary trends in American publishing. He is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School.

Susan Hackley
Susan Hackley (5)

Managing Director As the chief administrative and financial officer for PON, Susan Hackley oversees all operations for spearheading PON's interdisciplinary activities. She also manages the publication of a variety of books and teaching materials, including the monthly Negotiation newsletter and the quarterly Negotiation Journal. Susan has taught negotiation seminars in China, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain and Italy. Before joining PON, she worked in...

Polly Hamlen
Polly Hamlen (23)

Mary "Polly" Hamlen is a Senior Event Planner at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. Her responsibilities include the Negotiation and Leadership executive education programs, the Great Negotiator Award program events, the PON Film Series and other on-campus PON events. A certified mediator, she volunteers with the Harvard Mediation Program in small claims and summary process cases in Chelsea and Cambridge, MA. Her interests include...

Kristy Hanstad
Kristy Hanstad

Kristy provides forecasting, tracking, and financial & analytical support for all of the Program on Negotiation’s activities, including Executive Education programs, the Harvard Negotiation Institute, PON Seminars, Negotiation newsletter, various research programs, and special events such as the Great Negotiator. Prior to joining the PON team, Kristy worked as a senior financial analyst for a major publishing house as well as a senior auditor f...

James Kerwin
James Kerwin

Assistant Director jkerwin@law.harvard.edu (617) 495-9688 Prior to joining PON in 2001, James Kerwin was the director of business development at HNW, Inc., a marketing company that provides consulting services to financial service firms such as Citibank and Merrill Lynch. In addition to his expertise in the areas of negotiation and financial marketing, James has extensive experience in the non-profit sector. He was operations manager at Givenatio...

Diane Long
Diane Long (6)

Diane is the Event and Outreach Coordinator for the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School where she is responsible for various on-campus PON events and is the contact for the Student Interest Group. Prior to joining PON, Diane worked in the Office of the Dean for Administration. She holds a degree from Suffolk University in Government Studies.

Gail Odeneal
Gail Odeneal (1)

Gail is responsible for marketing for all PON executive education seminars, newsletters, books and teaching materials. She is an experienced senior marketing and communications executive who has worked for companies and institutions in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. Early in her career at International Data Group (IDG) she was responsible for the launch and marketing for several high profile events including the Macworld Expo, and a ...

Lara SanPietro
Lara SanPietro (56)

Lara administers the activities of the Program on Negotiation Pedagogy@PON initiative (P@PON) and the Teaching Negotiation Resource Center. Lara holds a M.A. in International Peace and Conflict Resolution, with a focus on Negotiation, from American University’s School of International Service. While completing her M.A., Lara served as the co-president of the American University Negotiation Project, and also worked as a negotiation simulation w...

Katie Shonk
Katie Shonk (286)

Katherine Shonk is the editor of the Negotiation Briefings newsletter, a monthly source of negotiation advice for professionals published by the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. She is also a research associate for Harvard Business School and was formerly employed by the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Shonk received her BS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her MA in creative writing f...

Nancy Waters
Nancy Waters

Managing Editor, Negotiation Journal njournal@law.harvard.edu (617) 495-7714 As managing editor, Nancy manages the Journal’s blind review process and edits all accepted articles to meet the Journal’s editorial standards. Nancy was previously the publications and outreach director at the Radcliffe Public Policy Center at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. There, she edited, designed, and produced the Center’s newsletter, pub...

Michael Wheeler
Michael Wheeler (1)

Michael Wheeler is the MBA Class of 1952 Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School where he teaches both Negotiation and The Moral Leader, as well as a variety of executive courses. In previous years he served as faculty chair of the first year MBA program and headed the required Negotiation course. He has taught Leadership, Values, and Decision Making and, as Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School, Mediation and Consensus Bui...

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