"American Conflict Experts Used to Going Abroad Turn to Their Own Country," coverage by the New York Times, February 4, 2019, quoting Adjunct Professor Rachel Milner Gillers.
B.A., Yeshiva University; M.T.S., Harvard; M.A.L.D., Tufts University
Rachel Milner Gillers is Director of the Georgetown Conflict Transformation Lab (CTL) and Adjunct Professor of Negotiation and Mediation at Georgetown’s Law Center and McCourt School of Public Policy. As a mediator and conflict management consultant, she has created and delivered negotiation, mediation, and conflict management workshops for government, industry and non-profit clients worldwide. She specializes in in international development, commercial negotiation, and women and negotiation. While at the Consensus Building Institute, she prepared senior United Nations staff for negotiations with peer UN agencies, host governments, and donors and has assisted managers at the International Monetary Fund with conflict resolution capacity building. In the private sector, she has helped diverse clients including Pfizer, Procter & Gamble, and Bridgestone to identify and overcome individual and organizational barriers to negotiating better agreements.
Professor Milner Gillers co-founded HoyasAndHighlanders, a partnership between Georgetown and Radford University designed to deconstruct the urban-rural divide. She has facilitated multi-stakeholder consensus building processes including the U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, a cross-sector effort driven by representatives from industry, government, and civil society. Her U.S. Government clients include the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, the U.S. Department of the Interior, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. She has trained mediators and negotiators at the Harvard Mediation Program and the Harvard Negotiation Institute.