SUSAN L. PODZIBA
Susan L. Podziba is a public policy mediator and is known for designing processes to fit the unique characteristics of given conflicts and situations.
Over the past twenty years, she
has mediated scores of complex public policy cases in areas involving international relations, governance, environmental disputes, land use and development decisions, transportation planning, labor standards, public health, and education policy.
She founded Susan Podziba & Associates in 1990, has been affiliated with the MIT-Harvard Public Disputes Project of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School since 1986, where she is currently a Practitioner Associate, and is a Past President of the New England Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution.
Ms. Podziba was a Lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Department of Urban Studies and Planning from 1996-2002, where she taught graduate courses in public policy negotiation and conflict resolution.
She taught at the Program On Negotiation at Harvard Law School from 1999-2002, where her students included professionals from six continents.
Examples of Ms. Podziba's
past and recent projects include:
has written and published numerous articles on negotiation, mediation, and consensus-building, and her
work has been showcased by media outlets such as The Washington Post
, Christian Science Monitor
, The Boston Globe
, National Public Radio
, and affiliates of all major television networks.
s. Podziba received her B.A. in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.