PON Affiliated Faculty

The PON Affiliate Faculty list includes full-time professors and researchers at our consortium schools, Senior Emeriti faculty, visiting fellows and researchers, and expert instructors in our executive education programs.

Bruce Allyn

Bruce Allyn is a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Negotiation Project. 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, and nongovernmental organizations. … 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

Whitney Benns

Whitney Benns

Whitney Benns is a Lecturer on Law at the Harvard Law School and Lecturer on Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She teaches the Negotiation Workshop and Fugitive Negotiation: Negotiating Power, Space, and Purpose with/in Institutions. Whitney also has her own practice as a consultant, facilitator, and educator, working with individuals, organizations, and … Read More About Whitney Benns

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

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

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

Alison Wood Brooks

Alison Wood Brooks

A scientist, teacher, entrepreneur, musician, and mother of three small-but-relentless conversationalists, Alison Wood Brooks is the O’Brien Associate Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. An award-winning teacher (recently named Best 40-under-40 Professor by Poets & Quants), Professor Brooks was named an American Psychological Society Rising Star in 2017, serves as a member of … Read More About Alison Wood Brooks

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, and facilitator who has taught negotiation at Harvard for over a decade. They work with leaders across industries to develop effective conflict management strategies and engage in meaningful cross-cultural dialogue. In this capacity, Emery 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 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

Audrey Lee

A specialist in workplace mediations, Audrey Lee is a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School where she teaches courses on Mediation and Diversity & Dispute Resolution. She is a Senior Mediator at Boston Law Collaborative, LLC, and has served as a mediator for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Massachusetts Commission Against … 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 A. 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

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

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 Semester Mediation and Conflict Management course. The former president of the Harvard Mediation Program, Seibel has mediated a wide range of criminal and civil … 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

Sam Straus

Sam Straus

Sam Straus is a Lecturer on Law at the Harvard Law School and Lecturer on Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education where he teaches the Negotiation Workshop and Fugitive Negotiation: Negotiating Power, Space, and Purpose with/in Institutions. Sam consults organizations across industries seeking to improve communication, build more accountable relationships, and navigate conflict … Read More About Sam Straus

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

Robert Wilkinson

Rob 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

Greater Boston PON Network

PON is fortunate to be part of a broad network of faculty with a shared interest and expertise in negotiation and conflict management. Included in the Greater Boston PON Faculty Network are lecturers and part-time faculty from PON’s consortium schools and faculty from other schools who are regularly involved with PON.

Nava Ashraf

Nava Ashraf

Nava Ashraf is an Associate Professor in the Negotiations, Organizations, and Markets Unit at Harvard Business School. Professor Ashraf received her Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 2005, and her BA in Economics and International Relations from Stanford University.

Professor Ashraf’s research combines psychology and economics, using both lab and field experiments to test … Read More About Nava Ashraf

R. Lisle Baker

R. Lisle Baker

R. Lisle Baker has been a law professor at Suffolk University Law School since 1973, where he has taught property, land use and zoning, environmental law, mediation, and law practice management. Prior to joining the Suffolk faculty, he practiced with the Boston law firm of Hill & Barlow, except for a leave of absence to … Read More About R. Lisle Baker

David Fairman

David Fairman

David Fairman is Managing Director at the Consensus Building Institute (CBI), Associate Director of the MIT-Harvard Public Disputes Program, and Lecturer in MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from MIT and a B.A. from Harvard College. At MIT, his academic focus is the application of negotiation and … Read More About David Fairman

Patrick Field

Patrick Field

Patrick Field is Managing Director at the Consensus Building Institute (CBI), Associate Director of the MIT-Harvard Public Disputes Program, and Senior Fellow at the University of Montana Center for Natural Resources and Environmental Policy. As one of the country’s most experienced group facilitators, Mr. Field has helped thousands of stakeholders reach agreement on organizational mergers, … Read More About Patrick Field

Erica Fox

Erica Fox

Erica Ariel Fox is a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School and the President of Mobius Executive Leadership. She is a founding member of the Global Network for Negotiation Insight Exchange, GNNIE, or “genie”, which began at PON as the Harvard Negotiation Insight Initiative.  Over many years of teaching negotiation … Read More About Erica Fox

Dwight Golann

Dwight Golann

Professor Golann was a civil litigator before joining the Suffolk Law School faculty, practicing with a Boston law firm and as Chief of Consumer Protection for the Massachusetts Attorney General. He later served as Chief of the Government Bureau and Trial Division for the Attorney General, directing the litigation and settlement of all cases against … Read More About Dwight Golann

Paula Gutlove

Paula Gutlove

Dr Paula Gutlove is Professor of Negotiation and Conflict Management Practice at the Simmons College School of Management, and Deputy Director of the Institute for Resource and Security Studies (IRSS). At IRSS she founded and directs the international project, Health Bridges for Peace. This project links health care with the prevention and resolution of inter-communal … Read More About Paula Gutlove

Melissa Manwaring

Melissa Manwaring

Melissa Manwaring is a lecturer in the Management Division at Babson College, where she has taught negotiation in the graduate program since 2002 and co-developed the inaugural Fast Track MBA (hybrid online / face-to-face) negotiation course in 2008. She also serves as Babson’s Director of Institutional Assessment, overseeing the campus-wide assurance of learning process. … Read More About Melissa Manwaring

David Matz

David Matz

David Matz has been active in the conflict resolution field for over 20 years mediating, training and teaching. He has served as Director of the Graduate Program in Dispute Resolution at the University of Massachusetts/Boston since 1986 and on the faculty as a law professor since 1973. In 1989-90, Matz served as Fulbright Professor of … Read More About David Matz

Adil Najam

Adil Najam

Director of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future and Professor of International Relations and Geography and the Environment at Boston University, Professor Najam also served as a Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), work for which the IPCC was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize … Read More About Adil Najam

Mary Rowe

Mary Rowe

Mary Rowe is an MIT Ombudsperson and Adjunct Professor of Negotiation and Conflict Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management. In 1973 MIT may have been the first large organization to use the term “sexual harassment” and to adopt procedures, to deal with harassment, in part because of … Read More About Mary Rowe

PON Visiting Fellows & Researchers

Alexandra McAuliff

Alexandra McAuliff

Alexandra McAuliff is a doctoral candidate at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, where her work focuses on gender, negotiations, and peacebuilding. She is particularly interested in the gendered power hierarchies that inform peace negotiations. … Read More About Alexandra McAuliff

Katri Nousiainen

Katri Nousiainen

Katri Nousiainen is a lawyer and a professional in legal education. She has authored book chapters and podcast episodes on Commercial Contracts and Legal Design as well as on Law & Technology, especially related to Quantum Technologies. … Read More About Katri Nousiainen