Samuel Dinnar

Instructor, Harvard Negotiation Institute

Strategic Negotiation Advisor, Meedance

For more than 25 years, Samuel (Mooley) Dinnar has been an entrepreneur, executive, board member, and venture capital investor. A strategic negotiation advisor and experienced mediator, he specializes in solving complex, high-stakes commercial disputes and resolving highly emotional business conflicts. In addition to his private-sector experience, Dinnar is an instructor for the Harvard Negotiation Institute and the Program on Negotiation.

Dinnar is also a member of the board of many technology start-ups and nonprofits, and the founder of several companies and organizations. As the leader of Meedance, he provides executive and venture strategy consulting to businesses, investors, nonprofits, and individuals in various domains including hi-tech, software, consumer products, medical devices, and biotechnology. Currently residing in Massachusetts, Dinnar has lived and worked extensively in Europe and Israel—gaining invaluable experience making deals across continents and cultures.


B.S., Technion-Israel Institute of Technology

B.A., Technion-Israel Institute of Technology

P.M.D., Harvard Business School

Research interests

Law, negotiation, multicultural mediation, conflict resolution, and management


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