Paula Gutlove

Professor of Practice in Negotiation & Conflict Management, Simmons School of Management

Paula Gutlove has been teaching negotiation and conflict management at Simmons College since 2005. In addition, she is also Deputy Director of the Institute for Resource and Security Studies (IRSS). At IRSS she founded and directs the international project, Health Bridges for Peace. This project links health care with the prevention and resolution of inter-communal conflict, using a common interest in public health as an opportunity to bring people together for negotiation training, collaborative action, dialogue, and community reconciliation. Dr. Gutlove is also a member of the Leadership Team of the U.S.-Muslim Engagement Initiative, a founding board member and board chair of the Alliance for Peacebuilding, and a member of the Harvard Program on Negotiation Greater Boston Faculty Network. Dr. Gutlove has served as a consultant to numerous international organizations, including the World Health Organization, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Dr. Gutlove has extensive experience teaching negotiation and managing international conflict. She has taught at universities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Australia. Her conflict-management work includes training facilitators in negotiation and conflict management, and promoting community and individual healing from conflict-related trauma. This experience has been gained in war-afflicted areas including the Balkans, the North Caucasus, the Middle East, and Central Asia. Her professional expertise includes development, administration and implementation of programs, and research and education. She has applied these skills to issues including international negotiation and conflict management, post-conflict reconstruction, and building pluralistic civil society. A significant focus of her work has been on using shared public-health interests to build bridges between divided societies.