Dr. Paula Gutlove

Dr. Paula Gutlove


D.M.D. Boston University 
B.S. Cornell University


Speaker, Teacher, Trainer, and International Consultant on Negotiation, Leadership, and Conflict Management


She is Deputy Director of the Institute for Resource and Security Studies (IRSS), is an Associate of the Program on Negotiation at the Harvard Law School, and was the founding board chair of the International Alliance for Peacebuilding. She works with a wide range of academic, business, government, and non-government organizations.

Dr Gutlove’s speaking, teaching, and training work is done through plenary addresses, lectures, workshops, and executive-education sessions in a range of settings including conferences, universities, government agencies, corporations, and non-profit organizations. Dr Gutlove has been teaching negotiation and leadership at Simmons University since 2005, and is guest faculty in a range of additional academic settings including – in the Boston area – Harvard Medical School, Hult International Business School, and Bentley University Center for Women and Business.

Her consulting work includes policy analysis and the development, administration, and implementation of programs. This work has been done for organizations including the World Health Organization, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the US Institute of Peace, and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

At IRSS, Dr Gutlove directs the Institute’s international program on conflict management, which advises and supports government and non-government organizations regarding negotiation, leadership, human security, and conflict management. Within that program, Dr Gutlove founded and directs the international, award-winning 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. Much of this work has been done in war-afflicted areas including the Balkans, the North Caucasus, the Middle East, and Central Asia.

Dr Gutlove was trained in social science (BS Psychology, Cornell University) and dental medicine (DMD, Boston University), and was a resident in oral surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. She has held two post-doctoral fellowships in negotiation and conflict management – at the Bunting Institute at Harvard University, and at the Peace Research Center at the Australian National University.