Toby Berkman is a Senior Associate at the Consensus Building Institute (CBI) and affiliated faculty at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, the Yale School of Forestry, and Georgetown University Law Center. An attorney by training and a former corporate litigator, Professor Berkman has been facilitating dialogue and mediating complex public disputes for more than a decade. His practice focuses on helping organizations and stakeholders collaborate more effectively around difficult public issues, both domestically and internationally. He has worked with stakeholders and organizations at the local level, in the Alewife neighborhood right in CBI’s backyard, as well as the national and international stage, with the U.S. State Department, the U.S. Department of Defense, the United Nations and the World Bank. As affiliated faculty at the Harvard Program on Negotiation, Yale and Georgetown, Professor Berkman teaches courses on collaborative problem solving and dispute resolution to law students, executives, and professionals from around the world.

Professor Berkman received a join JD (magna cum laude) and MPP from Harvard Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He has a B.A. in History and Literature from Harvard College.