PON Affiliated Faculty

Faculty at the Program on Negotiation

The faculty of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School are among the world’s leading scholars and teachers of negotiation theory and practice. Founded in 1983 and based at Harvard Law School, PON is a consortium of Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Tufts University.

PON’s faculty represent many disciplines, including law, business, public policy, decision-making theory, psychology, economics, government, anthropology, international relations, and education. They work collaboratively on a wide range of cross-disciplinary projects, including research and writing, creating innovative new materials for teaching, and increasing awareness of best practices. Many head up research initiatives that involve developing new scholarship, mentoring young scholars, and sponsoring workshops, conferences, and other outreach activities within and beyond the PON consortium. The faculty Chair of PON since 2018 has been Guhan Subramanian, the Joseph Flom Professor of Law and Business at the Harvard Law School and the Douglas Weaver Professor of Business Law at the Harvard Business School. He is the first person in the history of Harvard University to hold tenured appointments at both HLS and HBS. PON is governed by an Executive Committee, which includes faculty from Harvard, MIT, and Tufts University, the three universities that jointly founded PON. These faculty and other faculty associates listed here teach negotiation and collectively are authors of numerous books, scholarly articles, case studies, and teaching materials, including role play simulations that have been central to the teaching of negotiation to tens of thousands of people from government, business, and nonprofit organizations.

Included in the list of PON Affiliated Faculty are full-time faculty who teach negotiation and other conflict resolution courses in our consortium schools and who do research, Senior Emeriti faculty, and all who serve as faculty in a PON program, including PON Executive Education, Harvard Negotiation Institute, PON Global, and PON Seminars. To see other faculty members who are part of the PON Network, click Greater Boston PON Network.

Executive Committee

Guhan Subramanian, Chair, PON Executive Committee

The first person in the history of Harvard University to hold tenured appointments at both Harvard Law School (HLS) and Harvard Business School (HBS), Guhan Subramanian is a consummate educator, dealmaker, and leader. As the chair of the Program on Negotiation, he spearheads negotiation and mediation training programs for the more than 3,000 professionals who … Read More About Guhan Subramanian 

Max Bazerman, PON Executive Committee

Max Bazerman is a leader in the fields of decision making, negotiation, and behavioral ethics. He has consulted, taught, and lectured in 30 countries, and is the author, co-author, or co-editor of 20 books and more than 200 research articles and chapters, including Negotiation Genius. … Read More About Max Bazerman 

Gabriella Blum, PON Executive Commitee

Gabriella Blum is a member of the Program on Negotiation Executive Committee, faculty director of the Program on International Law and Armed Conflict, and co-director of the Harvard Law School/Brookings Project on Law and Security. She is widely published in the fields of public international law and the law and morality of war, and is … Read More About Gabriella Blum 

Hannah Riley Bowles, PON Executive Committee

Hannah Riley Bowles is a leading expert on how gender influences pay negotiations and, more broadly, on negotiation as a micro-mechanism of inequality. She has been actively involved in negotiation and conflict management training, practice, and research for more than 25 years, having worked for the governments of Argentina, Costa Rica, and Germany. Her current research focuses on women’s leadership … Read More About Hannah Riley Bowles 

Nicole Bryant, PON Executive Commitee

Nicole Bryant

Nicole Bryant is the Managing Director of the Program on Negotiation and member of PON’s Executive Committee. She brings to the position a proven track record of successful management and growth of large-scale continuing education programming in an international context. At PON, she oversees the activities of the staff, and supports the work of the … Read More About Nicole Bryant 

Jared Curhan, PON Executive Committee

A recipient of support from the National Science Foundation, Jared Curhan specializes in the psychology of negotiation and conflict resolution. Notably, he has pioneered a social psychological approach to the study of “subjective value” in negotiation—that is, the social, perceptual, and emotional consequences of a negotiation. Deeply committed to education at all levels, Curhan received … Read More About Jared Curhan 

Sheila Heen, PON Executive Committee

An expert on managing difficult negotiations, Sheila Heen is a lecturer on law at Harvard Law School and a founder of Triad Consulting. Her corporate clients include Apple, BAE Systems, HSBC, Tatweer of Dubai, Unilever, the Federal Reserve Bank, Pixar, Novartis, and numerous family businesses. She often partners with executive teams, helping them work through conflict, … Read More About Sheila Heen 

Alain Lempereur, PON Executive Committee

Alain Lempereur supports “responsible negotiation” worldwide through research, executive trainings and consulting. He has published a dozen books, including The First Move: A Negotiator’s Companion, which has been translated into a dozen languages, and he has contributed to over 100 articles and book chapters. His research develops the “responsible negotiation” framework, and how to apply … Read More About Alain Lempereur 

Deepak Malhotra, PON Executive Committee

Deepak Malhotra teaches negotiation in a wide variety of executive programs including the Advanced Management Program, the Owner/President Management Program, Changing the Game, Strategic Negotiation, and Families in Business. He is the author (with Max Bazerman) of the new book Negotiation Genius: How to Overcome Obstacles and Achieve Brilliant Results at the Bargaining Table and … Read More About Deepak Malhotra 

Brian Mandell, Vice Chair of Executive Education, PON Executive Committee

Mandell has been teaching public policy, international conflict resolution, and negotiation for 30 years. He has established himself as a preeminent teacher and curriculum designer at the Harvard Kennedy School, where he leads an innovative, intensive annual workshop course on advanced multiparty negotiation and conflict resolution. He refined his case teaching methods in international affairs … Read More About Brian Mandell 

Robert Mnookin, PON Executive Committee

A leading scholar in the field of conflict resolution, Robert Mnookin has applied his interdisciplinary approach to negotiation and conflict resolution to a remarkable range of problems, both public and private. He is a member of the CPR Institute’s National Panel of Distinguished Neutrals and has resolved a large number of complex disputes. He has … Read More About Robert Mnookin 

Jeswald Salacuse, PON Executive Committee

Jeswald Salacuse

With broad experience in higher education, international development, and legal practice, Jeswald Salacuse specializes in international negotiation and arbitration, international business transactions, and law and development. He is the author of twenty books and numerous articles, including Leading Leaders: How to Manage Smart, Talented, Rich, and Powerful People, named one of the top five business … Read More About Jeswald Salacuse 

PON Affiliated Faculty

Bruce Allyn

Bruce Allyn is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Russia Negotiation Initiative at the Harvard Negotiation Project and former Director of the Harvard-Soviet Joint Study on Crisis Prevention. For three decades, Allyn has taught negotiation and mediation and served as a strategic advisor and negotiation trainer to national and state governments, corporate leadership teams, … Read More About Bruce Allyn 

Eileen Babbitt

Eileen Babbitt is a leading researcher, educator, and practitioner in the fields of mediation, negotiation, and conflict resolution, with specialized expertise in international conflicts. Her practice as a facilitator and trainer has included work in the Middle East and the Balkans, and with U.S. government agencies, regional intergovernmental organizations, and international and local nongovernmental organizations. … Read More About Eileen Babbitt 

Toby Berkman

Toby Berkman is a Senior Associate at CBI and affiliated faculty at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. An attorney by training and a former corporate litigator, Toby has been facilitating dialogue and mediating complex public disputes for more than a decade. His practice focuses on helping organizations and stakeholders collaborate more effectively … Read More About Toby Berkman 

Paul Arthur Berkman

Paul Arthur Berkman is science diplomat, polar explorer and global thought leader applying international, interdisciplinary and inclusive processes with informed decisionmaking to balance national interests and common interests for the benefit of all on Earth across generations. Paul wintered in Antarctica when he was twenty-two, SCUBA diving throughout the year under the ice, and then taught … Read More About Paul Arthur Berkman 

Iris Bohnet

A behavioral economist who combines insights from economics and psychology, Iris Bohnet explores questions of trust and decision making, often with a gender or cross-cultural perspective. She has been engaged in the teaching, training, and consulting of private- and public-sector leaders in the United States, Europe, India, and the Middle East. … Read More About Iris Bohnet 

Stevenson Carlebach

Stevenson Carlebach

An independent trainer and consultant in the fields of negotiation, communication, and dispute resolution, Carlebach also works with Fortune 500 companies in the area of strategic relationship management. In addition to teaching the Program on Negotiation seminar “Mediation and Conflict Management,” he designs programs, consults, and coaches executives through his firm Eque LLC. … Read More About Stevenson Carlebach 

Antonia Handler Chayes

Lawyer, educator, and former undersecretary of the Air Force, Antonia Handler Chayes teaches courses on civil military relations in postconflict environments, international treaty behavior, and the law and politics of international conflict management. Prior to her appointment at Tufts, she served on the faculty of the Kennedy School of Government and as vice chair and … Read More About Antonia Handler Chayes 

Dana Curtis

Dana Curtis, an attorney mediator, mediates a broad range of disputes in her California Bay Area practice. Her 30-year mediation career includes four years as a staff mediator for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and recognition as a “Top 50” California neutral. She conducts mediation training for organizations, courts and law schools throughout the … Read More About Dana Curtis 

Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld

Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld

An expert in large-scale systems change, negotiation, and industrial relations, Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld is a professor at Brandeis University, where he leads research on agile institutions and teaches classes on strategy and operations. As the editor of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School’s Negotiation Journal, Cutcher-Gershenfeld advances the theory, practice, and instruction of negotiation … Read More About Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld 

Florrie Darwin

Florrie Darwin

A well-regarded educator, Florrie Darwin teaches negotiation, mediation, and law at universities across the United States and around the world. Notably, she has taught at the Harvard Law School, the Program on Negotiation, the Harvard Mediation Program, Georgetown University, the University of Melbourne, the University of Freiburg in Germany, the University of St. Gallen and … Read More About Florrie Darwin 

Sara del Nido Budish

Sara is a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School and a Clinical Instructor in the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP). In addition to supervising student teams on client projects, she is a member of the teaching team for the Negotiation Workshop and other courses on conflict management theory and practice, and facilitates … Read More About Sara del Nido Budish 

Lisa Dicker

Prior to joining HNMCP, Lisa was Counsel at a global pro bono law firm where she advised on peace negotiations, conflict prevention, transitional justice, and post-conflict democratic transitions. Her portfolio included advising delegations to the Sudanese Peace Talks, the Sudanese Constitutional Declaration negotiations, the UN-led Intra-Syrian Peace Process, and the Astana Ceasefire Talks for … Read More About Lisa Dicker 

Samuel Dinnar

Samuel (Mooly) Dinnar is a lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he teaches negotiation and engineering leadership. Dinnar has also been an instructor for the Harvard Negotiation Institute (HNI) and the Program on Negotiation (PON). He has contributed to the development and delivery of several courses, including PON Global and HNI’s Mediating … Read More About Samuel Dinnar 

Alonzo Emery

Alonzo Emery

Alonzo Emery is a lawyer, mediator, facilitator, and educator who specializes in navigating challenging conversations and complex negotiations. He works with leaders across industries to develop effective conflict management strategies and engage in meaningful cross-cultural dialogue. In this capacity, he has led projects and workshops for Salesforce, Hewlett Packard, HSBC, the U.S. Department of Justice … Read More About Alonzo Emery 

Elizabeth Fierman

Betsy Fierman

Elizabeth (Betsy) Fierman is a mediator, facilitator, trainer, and researcher with 10 years of experience in the field of conflict management and collaborative problem solving. She has worked with government agencies, NGOs, multilateral organizations, private companies and communities to address socio-environmental conflicts, design and implement multi-stakeholder engagement processes, and improve dialogue and negotiation skills. … Read More About Elizabeth Fierman 

Morgan Franklin

Morgan is a Clinical Instructor at HNMCP and Lecturer on Law in the Negotiation Workshop at Harvard Law School. Her interest in dispute resolution and negotiation stems from an interest in cognitive and behavioral science paired with her belief in the field’s importance in addressing societal challenges. … Read More About Morgan Franklin 

Gary J. Friedman

Since 1976, Gary Friedman has been practicing law as a mediator with Mediation Law Offices, and since 1980, he has been teaching mediation through the Center for Understanding in Conflict, which he co-founded. In partnership with his colleague, Jack Himmelstein, he developed a new model of mediation—the Understanding-Based Model—that is now practiced extensively in the … Read More About Gary J. Friedman 

Shula Gilad

As a senior fellow, Shula Gilad manages Program on Negotiation’s Middle East Negotiation Initiative, which helps disseminate negotiation methodology and techniques that can help solve this region’s most difficult challenges. Previously, she was a senior consultant to Mercy Corps Conflict Management Group, the coordinator of the Wexner Israel Fellowship Program at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), … Read More About Shula Gilad 

Francesca Gino

An expert in behavioral economics, Francesca Gino is a professor at Harvard Business School (HBS), and is also formally affiliated with the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School; the Mind, Brain, Behavior Initiative at Harvard; and the Behavioral Insight Group at Harvard Kennedy School. She has won numerous awards for her teaching, including the HBS … Read More About Francesca Gino 

Debbie Goldstein

Debbie Goldstein has extensive experience in both the private and academic sectors. She is a lecturer at both Harvard Law School and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and she has been an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center and a lecturer at Tufts University School of Medicine. Goldstein also shares her expertise with … Read More About Debbie Goldstein 

Daniel Green

Dan Green is an expert in the fields of negotiation, effective communication, team effectiveness and conflict management, acting at times as consultant, facilitator, mediator and executive coach. As a Program on Negotiation faculty member, he teaches the PON Seminar on Mediation and Conflict Management. … Read More About Daniel Green 

David A. Hoffman

David Hoffman

A renowned mediator, arbitrator, and attorney, David Hoffman is a lecturer on law at Harvard Law School, where he teaches courses on mediation and collaborative law. He also serves on the faculty of the Program on Negotiation’s Harvard Negotiation Institute, where he teaches the Advanced Mediation Workshop “Mediating Complex Disputes.” … Read More About David A. Hoffman 

Kessely Hong

Kessely Hong

A highly skilled negotiator and educator, Kessely Hong was presented with the Manuel C. Carballo Award for Excellence in Teaching by the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) graduating class of 2015, and the Holly Taylor Sargent Award for Women’s Advancement by the Women and Public Policy Program in 2018. As a lecturer in public policy and … Read More About Kessely Hong 

Carri Hulet

Carri Hulet is a senior mediator at Consensus Building Institute (CBI)—a not-for-profit organization dedicated to brokering agreements and building collaboration in complex, high-stakes environments. She leads CBI’s Women and Consensus Building Initiative and facilitates diverse groups working on public issues including climate change, water quality, energy, transportation, and smart growth. In addition to training many … Read More About Carri Hulet 

Deborah Kolb

An authority on gender issues in negotiation and leadership, Deborah Kolb is the author of several important books. Her most recent work, Negotiating at Work: Turn Small Wins into Big Gains (Jossey-Bass/John Wiley, 2015)—named by Time.com as one of the best negotiation books of 2015—offers practical advice for managing workplace negotiations. She has also published … Read More About Deborah Kolb 

David Lax

In his position at Lax Sebenius LLC, David Lax assists companies and governments with complex negotiations and competitive bidding, advising on negotiations such as commercial contracts, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and large mergers and acquisitions across a wide range of industries. He has helped to guide high-stakes negotiations such as the $30 billion industry-consolidating merger … Read More About David Lax 

Kimberlyn Leary

Kimberlyn Leary has taught courses and seminars on negotiation, clinical technique, and public policy and mental health. She has also served as a tutor to third-year medical students. She sits on the editorial boards of Psychoanalytic Quarterly, Studies in Gender and Sexuality, Psychoanalytic Psychology, the Harvard Mental Health Letter, and Negotiation Journal. She is currently … Read More About Kimberlyn Leary 

Audrey Lee

As head of the nonprofit BLC Institute, Audrey Lee is dedicated to providing education and training in all aspects of dispute resolution. She mediates cases for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. She also teaches mediation, negotiation, and conflict management workshops for a variety of corporate and public-sector clients. … Read More About Audrey Lee 

Jennifer Lerner

In her role as head of the Harvard Laboratory for Decision Science, Jennifer Lerner draws primarily on psychology, economics, and neuroscience to study human judgment and decision making. She pursues two main research interests within the field of decision science: emotion and accountability. Her research into emotion examines how human feelings influence outcomes involving risk … Read More About Jennifer Lerner 

Neil McGaraghan

Neil McGaraghan is Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School and Clinical Instructor at HNMCP. His Clinical Instructor role focuses on advancing HNMCP’s facilitation and political dialogue initiative. For his work representing men wrongfully imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay, Neil was awarded the Boston Bar Association President’s Award and the Human Rights Award from the Southern … Read More About Neil McGaraghan 

Kathleen McGinn

McGinn teaches M.B.A.- and executive-level courses on negotiations, power and influence, and interpersonal decision making at Harvard Business School (HBS) and Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation. She studies the interplay between interpersonal relationships and social institutions in negotiations, decisions, and institutional change within and across organizations. Collaborating with other researchers within and outside HBS, … Read More About Kathleen McGinn 

Bob McKersie

Bob McKersie is an expert on industrial and labor relations with a focus on bargaining. Coauthor of Strategic Negotiations (Harvard Business School Press, 1995), he researches strategies that are being pursued by different industries to bring about effective and sustained organizational change. He is also coauthor of The Transformation of American Industrial Relations (Basic Books, … Read More About Bob McKersie 

Kevin Mohan

Kevin Mohan

Kevin P. Mohan joined the Negotiation unit at Harvard Business School in 2012. He teaches Negotiation and Deals in the MBA program, in the Owners, Presidents, and Managers program, and in a number of other Executive Education programs at Harvard. Kevin also serves as a Senior Advisor at Summit Partners, a $15 billion … Read More About Kevin Mohan 

Julia A. Minson

Julia Minson

Julia A. Minson, Ph.D is an Associate Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), where she is affiliated with the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy; the Center for Public Leadership; and the Taubman Center for State and Local Government. She teaches offerings in negotiation and decision-making through both HKS … Read More About Julia A. Minson 

J.S. Nelson

J.S. Nelson is a professor of law, author, and business ethics expert with a deep, diverse background bridging law and business school. She is a Visiting Researcher with the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School during the 2022-2023 academic year. … Read More About J.S. Nelson 

Deanna Pantín Parrish

Deanna Pantín Parrish is Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School and a Clinical Instructor at the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program. Prior to returning to Harvard, Ms. Parrish worked as the Principal Consultant of CMA Consulting Group, an international firm based in Melbourne, Australia that offers strategic consulting and corporate education on dispute … Read More About Deanna Pantín Parrish 

Bruce Patton

Bruce Patton collaborated with Roger Fisher to pioneer the teaching of negotiation at Harvard Law School, where he was Thaddeus R. Beal Lecturer on Law for 15 years. He continues to teach the Negotiation Workshop and Advanced Negotiation Workshop in the Harvard Negotiation Institute, the Program on Negotiation for Senior Executives, and occasional courses for … Read More About Bruce Patton 

Nadim Rouhana

From his experience growing up as a Palestinian in Israel to his extensive research and practice in the field, Nadim Rouhana has examined protracted social conflict from various angles. His research highlights the centrality of identity, history, and justice in such conflicts and underscores the need to develop both theories and practical tools for addressing … Read More About Nadim Rouhana 

David Seibel

An expert in negotiation, communication, mediation, and dispute resolution, David Seibel wears many hats as a trainer, consultant, mediator, and professor. As a Program on Negotiation faculty member, he teaches the PON Seminar, Mediation, and Conflict Management courses. The former president of the Harvard Mediation Program, Seibel has mediated a wide range of criminal and … Read More About David Seibel 

Daniel Shapiro

The founder and director of the Harvard International Negotiation Program, Daniel Shapiro teaches a highly evaluated course on negotiation at Harvard College; instructs psychology interns at Harvard Medical School/McLean Hospital; and leads executive education sessions at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, Harvard Kennedy School, and Harvard Medical School/McLean Hospital. He also has … Read More About Daniel Shapiro 

Douglas Stone

Doug Stone has taught negotiation and helped resolve disputes around the world. In addition to being a lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School for more than 20 years, he teaches courses for the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. Co-author of best-selling books and numerous articles on negotiation and conflict resolution, Stone has … Read More About Douglas Stone 

Oladeji Tiamiyu

Oladeji M. Tiamiyu is a Clinical Fellow at the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program. Prior to joining HNMCP, Oladeji was an Online Dispute Resolution Fellow with the Resolution Systems Institute in Chicago, Illinois where he helped in developing a pilot online dispute resolution program for family law disputes. … Read More About Oladeji Tiamiyu 

Gillien Todd

Gillien Todd is Lecturer on Law. She has taught the Spring Negotiation Workshop since 2001. For the Harvard Program on Negotiation, she leads the Seminar on Negotiation and Dispute Resolution and has assisted with the Executive Education series. She is on the Advisory Board of the Harvard Mediation Program. … Read More About Gillien Todd 

William Ury

William Ury is one of the world’s leading experts on negotiation and mediation. As the co-founder of the Program on Negotiation, he is a driving force behind many new negotiation theories and practices. Ury is the co-author with Roger Fisher and Bruce Patton of Getting to Yes, a 15-million-copy bestseller translated into more than 35 … Read More About William Ury 

Bruno Verdini

The recipient of MIT’s first-ever interdisciplinary and interdepartmental Ph.D. in negotiation, communication, diplomacy, and leadership, Bruno Verdini has led research, talks, and executive courses on negotiation and conflict resolution in more than 20 countries. A frequent speaker at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, his popular courses were the foundation for creating MIT’s … Read More About Bruno Verdini 

Rachel Viscomi

Before coming to HNMCP, Rachel Viscomi worked as a Principal in the Corporate Education Practice of Vantage Partners, a Boston-based consulting firm that helps clients achieve business results by transforming the way they negotiate and manage their key relationships. … Read More About Rachel Viscomi 

Joshua Weiss

Well versed in negotiation, mediation, and systemic approaches to conflict resolution, Joshua Weiss is the co-founder of the Global Negotiation Initiative at Harvard University and a senior fellow at the Harvard Negotiation Project. He is also the director and creator of the master of science degree in leadership and negotiation at Bay Path University. … Read More About Joshua Weiss 

Michael Wheeler

Mike Wheeler

Michael Wheeler has been affiliated with the Program on Negotiation since its founding in 1983. At that time, he was on the faculty of MIT’s Department of Urban Studies & Planning where he co-authored the award-winning text Environmental Dispute Resolution with Larry Bacow. He was editor of PON’s Negotiation Journal for twenty years. … Read More About Michael Wheeler 

Robert Wilkinson

A negotiation and leadership specialist, Wilkinson is on the faculty at Harvard Kennedy School, where he teaches graduate courses on leadership in complex environments and negotiation theory and practice. Wilkinson has won several Dean’s Teaching Awards at Harvard, and also served as a special advisor on negotiation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Previously, he … Read More About Robert Wilkinson