David Seibel

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David Seibel

Affiliated Faculty, Mediation and Conflict Management Seminar, Program on Negotiation

Co-Founder and President, Insight Partners

Co-Founder and President, Insight Collaborative

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 disputes on behalf of clients all over the world, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to Iraqi Parliament members.

In addition to teaching, Seibel is also the co-founder and president of Insight Partners, a training and consulting firm that helps companies, governments, and individuals negotiate and communicate more effectively. He also leads Insight Collaborative, a nonprofit dedicated to resolving conflict and improving relationships around the world, and the Insight Peace Education Project, which teaches conflict management skills to youth in postconflict regions.


B.A., Middlebury College

J.D., Harvard Law School

Research interests

Dispute resolution, 3-D negotiation, dealing with hard bargainers, negotiating campaigns, cross-border negotiating, Great Negotiator Study Initiative, winning coalitions

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