The core team steers the teaching, training, and research actitivies related to the Transition Exercise and helps you find the right edition and configuration for your team or organization. If you would like to contact the exercise team, please fill out this form.
Brian Mandell is the Director of the Harvard Kennedy School Negotiation Project and affiliated faculty at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. His teaching and research address the theory and practice of negotiation, emphasizing third-party facilitation and consensus building in domestic and international protracted policy disputes.
Harvard Kennedy School
Alain Lempereur is the Alan B. Slifka Professor and Director of the Coexistence and Conflict Program at The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University and an Executive Committee Member of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. His teaching and research address responsible leadership and negotiation, reconciliation, and peace education.
Arvid Bell is Lecturer on Government at Harvard University where he leads the Negotiation Task Force at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies. His research interests include negotiation analysis, complex conflict systems, and international security. He is the author of the Transition Exercise.
Lara administers the activities of the Program on Negotiation Pedagogy@PON initiative (P@PON) and the Teaching Negotiation Resource Center (TNRC). Lara holds a M.A. in International Peace and Conflict Resolution, with a focus on Negotiation, from American University’s School of International Service. Before joining PON, Lara worked at the U.S. Department of State, in the bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs and the Office of Inspector General.
Harvard Law School
Mary "Polly" Hamlen is a Senior Event Planner at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. Her responsibilities include the Negotiation and Leadership executive education programs, the Great Negotiator Award program events, the PON Film Series and other on-campus PON events. A certified mediator, she volunteers with the Harvard Mediation Program in small claims and summary process cases.
Harvard Law School
Affiliated Faculty and Experts
Exercise-affiliated faculty include scholars with a variety of backgrounds, such as negotiation, mediation, conflict resolution, foreign affairs, crisis management, and international or national security. They teach and supervise selected components of the exercise and solidify the learning with the exercise participants.
Eileen F. Babbitt is Professor of Practice of International Conflict Management, Director of the Institute for Human Security, and Co-Director of the Program on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Her research interests include identity-based conflicts, coexistence and trust-building in the aftermath of civil war, and the interface between human rights concerns and peace building.
Dara Kay Cohen is Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. Her research and teaching interests span the field of international relations, including international security, civil war and the dynamics of violence, and gender and conflict.
Samuel Dahan is a Référendaire at the European Court of Justice and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Cornell University. His fields of expertise are labor mediation and arbitration, monetary and financial law, and international economic negotiations.
Kessely Hong is Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and teaches Degree Program and Executive Education courses in the areas of negotiation and decision-making. She is interested in exploring how gender and other status differences influence trust, stereotypes, and partisan perceptions in negotiation, and in strategies which low-power parties can use to influence others through negotiation.
Harvard Kennedy School
Juliette Kayyem teaches emergency management and national security at the Harvard Kennedy School. She previously served as Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs in the United States Department of Homeland Security. A national security, intelligence and terrorism analyst for CNN, she has spent over 15 years managing complex policy initiatives and organizing government responses to major crises in both state and federal government.
Harvard Kennedy School
Robert G. Loftis is Professor of the Practice of International Relations at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University. He served in the U.S. State Department and Foreign Service from 1980 to 2012, amongst other assignments as Acting Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization and as Senior Adviser for Security Negotiations and Agreements.
Pauline Jones Luong
Pauline Jones Luong is Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on emergent states with competing subnational identities, states transitioning from planned to market economies, states rich in natural resources, and states with predominantly Muslim populations, as well as on the “religious revival” in Central Asia and other parts of the Islamic world.
University of Michigan
Todd Schenk is Assistant Professor in the School of Public and International Affairs at Virginia Tech. His research and teaching interests include collaborative governance and environmental policy and planning. His work focuses on policy domains with significant uncertainty and complexity.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Andrea Schneider is Professor of Law at Marquette University Law School. An expert in Alternative Dispute Resolution, Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution, International Law, Legal Ethics, and Negotiation, she is the author or co-author of numerous books and book chapters in the field.
Daniel L. Shapiro is founder and director of the Harvard International Negotiation Program, associate professor in psychology at Harvard Medical School/McLean Hospital, and affiliate faculty at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. His pioneering research focuses on how to address the emotional and identity-based dimensions of negotiation and conflict resolution.
Harvard Medical School