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International Dispute Resolution Research Network

The International Dispute Resolution Research Network (IDRRN) is a community of experts, stakeholders, and academics from all corners of the globe engaged in a partnership dedicated to sharing knowledge in the dynamic field of dispute prevention and resolution. We connect in a real-time forum that allows us to share culturally diverse perspectives in order to meet the unique challenges that each of us face.

Our mission is based on the concept that success comes not from an individual’s work, but instead results from the collaborative effort of a group of individuals with distinct backgrounds who work together towards a shared goal. Our purpose is to collectively generate knowledge to advance the field of dispute resolution. Our open dialogue allows us to share our varying experiences and engage one another in a participatory learning process with the goal of enhancing mutual understanding and exploring innovative options for problem-solving.


sander03Frank Sander, Advisory Board Member, is the creator of the multi-door courthouse model and an expert in alternative methods of dispute resolution. He is a Professor of Law Emeritus at Harvard Law School. 


susskindLawrence Susskind, Advisory Board Member, is the director of The Public Disputes Program at Harvard Law School, and the founder and senior adviser of The Consensus Building Institute. He teaches at Harvard University and MIT.


Hernandez-CrespoMariana H.C. Gonstead, Executive Director, is a professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, where she teaches international alternative dispute resolution, mediation, and community-based advocacy. 



carlos DiazCarlos E. Díaz Rosillo, Academic Consultant, teaches about and researches chief executive leadership, public sector institutions, and public policy. He is a head teaching Fellow at Harvard University (PhD ABD) and a visiting professor at Florida International University. He holds undergraduate degrees in International Relations (BA) and Civil Engineering (BS) from Tufts University, as well as graduate degrees in Public Policy (MPP) and Government (AM) from Harvard University. He is a Fellow at the Center for Public Leadership at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.

YannDuzertYann Duzert, Academic Consultant, is the academic coordinator of the Master's in International Management program at the Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (EBAPE), and is Director of the Executive Education/Semana FGV at FGV Management. Duzert did his post-doctorate work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and is associated with the MIT-Harvard Public Disputes Program on Negotiation based at Harvard Law School. He received his Ph.D. in Risk, Information, and Decision Management from the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, France. He has been a mediator and coach for GEAP, Brazil's Ministry of Education, Ministry of Exterior Commerce, Superior School of War, and the Presidency of the Republic's Negotiations for Tax Reform, Pension Reform and Labor Reform. He has also done training and coaching for the Task EU-Mercosul Trade Negotiations, the WTO, the World Bank / IFC, Hewlett-Packard, Monsanto, Sanofi-Pasteur, Véolia, Bank of Brazil, and the Central Bank. He is co-author of the book Manual of Complex Negotiations.

Ana T YepesAna Teresa Machado de Yepes, Regional Administrative Coordinator, is currently a professor and Dean of Students at Universidad Metropolitana in Caracas, Venezuela, where she teaches Public Leadership and has co-taught an honorary class and other courses regarding civic engagement and multi-party negotiation, as part of a clinic at Harvard Law School. Yepes is a civil engineer with a bachelor's degree from Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (UCAB). She also holds a graduate degree in Management for Engineers–IESA, and a master's in Integrated Communications Management. She has served as President of the Organization for Children's Protection (OPAN).

Gianmar MoleroGianmar Molero de Boulton, Pedagogical Consultant, is currently finishing a master's program in General Education at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. She received her BA from the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (UCAB), of Caracas, Venezuela, where she spent five years as a student representative. Boulton has served as the General Coordinator of a Civic Education Workshop in five Venezuelan public schools, and she supervised a Mayor's Office project for returning dropouts to schools in Caracas, Venezuela. She was Curriculum Designer of the high school program of social participation at a private school in Caracas. She received training designed at Harvard University for coaching social leaders and multi-party negotiation, and at Universidad Metropolitana in Caracas, she served as an instructor for an honorary class teaching those subjects.