Negotiating Equity: Women, Leadership, and Social Transformation

Event Date: Monday October 28, 2019
Time: 4:30-6:00 pm
Location: CGIS South, Room S030, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution presents:

Negotiating Equity: Women, Leadership, and Social Transformation


A discussion with:

Dr. Paula Gutlove
Speaker, Teacher, Trainer, and International Consultant on Negotiation, Leadership, and Conflict Management
Deputy Director, Institute for Resource and Security Studies


Monday, October 28, 2019
4:30-6:00 p.m.
CGIS South, Room S030
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA

Free and open to the public.


About the event:

The current leadership paradigm in peace processes is neither effective nor sustainable. It embodies institutional and cultural barriers that inhibit participation by diverse actors and it devalues their contributions. A new leadership paradigm is needed. Negotiating equity, with a particular focus on empowering women’s voices, can enable this new paradigm. We can create leadership that guides the social transformation required to meet urgent 21st century challenges.

About the speaker:

Dr. Paula Gutlove is a speaker, teacher, trainer, and international consultant on negotiation, leadership, and conflict management, with a special interest in the role of women in these contexts.

Dr. Gutlove is Deputy Director of the Institute for Resource and Security Studies (IRSS), and was the founding board chair of the international Alliance for Peacebuilding. She works with a wide range of academic, business, government, and non-government organizations.

Her speaking, teaching and training work is done through plenary addresses, lectures, workshops, and executive-education sessions. Dr. Gutlove is guest faculty in a range of academic settings, including, in the Boston area, Simmons University School of Business, Harvard Medical School, Hult International Business School, and Bentley University Center for Women and Business.

Her consulting work includes policy analysis and the development, administration, and implementation of programs. This work has been done for organizations including the World Health Organization, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the US Institute of Peace, and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

At IRSS, Dr. Gutlove directs the Institute’s international program on conflict management, which advises and supports government and non-government organizations regarding negotiation, leadership, human security, and conflict management. Within that program, Dr. Gutlove founded and directs the international, award-winning project, Health Bridges for Peace. This project links health care with the prevention and resolution of inter-communal conflict, using a common interest in public health as an opportunity to bring people together for negotiation training, collaborative action, dialogue, and community reconciliation. Much of this work has been done in war-afflicted areas including the Balkans, the North Caucasus, the Middle East, and Central Asia.

About the Herbert C. Kelman Seminar Series: 

The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution series is sponsored by the Program on Negotiation, The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and Boston area members of the Alliance for Peacebuilding. The theme of the Kelman Seminar is “Negotiation, Conflict and the News Media”.

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