Shula Gilad

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Senior Fellow, Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School

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), and the director of policy research at HKS’s Institute for Social and Economic Policy in the Middle East.

In that capacity, she directed joint Arab-Israeli research projects on topics related to the Final Status issues—such as water, refugees, Jerusalem, trade, and security—which were presented to heads of states in the Middle East and to other relevant ministries, institutions, and the media around the world. For 18 years prior to that, Gilad was a social worker in Israel and was involved in national policymaking related to out-of-home care for children at risk.


B.A., University of California, Berkley

M.Ed., University of Massachusetts, Boston

Ph.D., The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University

Research interests

Negotiation in the Middle East, conflict management, dispute resolution