Whitney Benns

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Whitney Benns

Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School
Lecturer on Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Whitney Benns is a Lecturer on Law at the Harvard Law School and Lecturer on Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She teaches the Negotiation Workshop and Fugitive Negotiation: Negotiating Power, Space, and Purpose with/in Institutions.

Whitney also has her own practice as a consultant, facilitator, and educator, working with individuals, organizations, and collectives to build communication and relationship capacity. Whitney works with clients across sectors, with an emphasis on education and social justice organizations. Whitney is committed to working to bring the potential of generative conflict, honest communication, and negotiation to relationships, teams, organizations, and communities.

Whitney holds a B.S. in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Utah and J.D. from Harvard Law School. She is a retired member of the Massachusetts Bar.


B.S., University of Utah

J.D., Harvard Law School

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