ROBERT C. BORDONE is an internationally-recognized expert, author, speaker, and teacher in negotiation, conflict resolution, mediation, and facilitation. A Senior Fellow at Harvard Law School, he served on the full-time faculty at Harvard Law School for more than twenty years as the Thaddeus R. Beal Clinical Professor of Law, Director, and Founder of the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program before launching his full-time consulting, advisory, speaking, and training practice. Bob also teaches at Georgetown University Law Center as an Adjunct Professor and has been a Visiting Clinical Professor of Conflict Transformation at Boston University’s School of Theology.
As a professional facilitator, mediator, and conflict management consultant, Bob works with individual, non-profit, governmental, and corporate clients across many sectors. While at Harvard Law School, Bob led the school’s flagship Negotiation Workshop and developed several new classes. He is the recipient of many awards for teaching, research, and innovation. His current research and writing interests include the assessment, reform, design, and implementation of dispute handling systems and developing and testing methods of effective public dialogue on issues that cut to the core of identity, meaning, belonging, and belief. He is the co-author of two books: Designing Systems and Processes for Managing Disputes, 2d. Edition and The Handbook of Dispute Resolution . He has also published articles in leading business and dispute resolution journals and his writing and commentary have appeared in various print and broadcast media outlets including NBC News, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, America, The Chicago Tribune, CNN’s Situation Room, and BBC Radio.
Bob has served on a variety of advisory boards, as Associate Editor of the Negotiation Journal, as a member of its Editorial Advisory Board, as a member of the Program on Negotiation Executive Committee, and as faculty adviser to the Harvard Mediation Program, the Harvard Negotiation Law Review, and Harvard Negotiators. Bob currently serves on the Board of Directors for Seeds of Peace, on the Advisory Board for the Catholic Common Ground Initiative, on the Board of the Systemic Justice Project at Harvard Law School, and on the Board of Advisors for the Center for Empathy in International Affairs and an appointed member of Cambridge, Massachusetts LGBTQ+ Commission.
Previously, Bob clerked for The Honorable George A. O’Toole, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for Massachusetts and worked at the Washington D.C.-based law firm of Crowell & Moring, the New York-based law firm of Cravath, Swaine, & Moore, CBS News, the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Boston Consulting Group. Bob received his J.D. from Harvard Law School, and his A.B. from Dartmouth College. For Bob's complete bio, go to: https://www.thecambridgenegotiationinstitute.com/bob-bordone