Eileen Babbitt

Eileen Babbitt

Professor of International Conflict Management Practice, Tufts University

Director, International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Program, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.

Faculty Associate, Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School


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.

In addition to her teaching positions at Harvard Law School and Tufts University, Babbitt is a member of the nonpartisan Council on Foreign Relations. She previously served as director of education and training at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., and deputy director of the Program on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.


B.A., University of California, Berkeley

M.P.H., University of California, Berkeley

M.P.P., Harvard University

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research interests

Negotiation; mediation; intergroup and ethnic conflict; trust building and conflict prevention; coexistence and reconciliation, conflict resolution, international development, and human rights; southeastern Europe and the Middle East

Selected publications

  • “The Evolution of International Conflict Resolution: From Cold War to Peacebuilding.” Negotiation Journal 25, no. 4 (2009): 539–549.
  • Human Rights and Conflict Resolution in Context: Colombia, Sierra Leone, and Northern Ireland. Syracuse University Press, 2009.

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