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Adriel Borshansky joins the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program as Clinical Fellow
By: Harvard Law School
As a Clinical Fellow with HNMCP, Adriel will work on special projects within the Clinic as well as with Harvard Law School student practice organizations that focus on alternative dispute resolution.
Adriel graduated from Harvard Divinity School in the spring of May 2015, where he earned a Masters in Theological Studies focusing on Judaism and Islam. He came to the attention of HNMCP through his work in the Law School's flagship course, the Negotiation Workshop, and through his extensive work with the peacemaking organization Seeds of Peace, with whom HNMCP had conducted several projects.
"HNMCP really came alive for me working as an educator. The tools that the program teaches were not only useful in my day to day work with kids, but they were also at the heart of what I hoped my students would learn as they became the best versions of themselves,"
At Harvard Divinity School (HDS), Adriel was a co-founder of the HDS Racial Justice and Healing Initiative. He also trained with the Harvard Mediation Program and served as a board member for that organization, as well as a mediator in Boston courts. Adriel brings to HNMCP a long-standing interest in conflict management, having served as a facilitator and senior staff member for Seeds of Peace in both Maine and in the Middle East for four years. At the Seeds of Peace International Camp in Maine, he directed the arts education and interfaith dialogue programs. Before coming to HNMCP, Adriel taught at the School for Ethics and Global Leadership in Washington, DC. He received his undergraduate degree from Whitman College.
"I'm so delighted to be welcoming Adriel to the HNMCP family," said HNMCP Director, Bob Bordone. "As our Clinic begins its 10th year, his joining our team represents a number of firsts and a continuing tradition for our clinic—with a Masters in Theological Studies from the Harvard Divinity School, Adriel is the first ever non-lawyer to join the clinical supervisory team at HNMCP. And, as a former Seeds of Peace senior staff member, Adriel is also the first hire we've acquired from an HNMCP client. Adriel's joining us also continues a tradition of welcoming another extremely talented, compassionate, creative, community-oriented and hard-working professional to our already-stellar team. I am particularly moved by Adriel's heart for conflict resolution and peacemaking and I look forward to the many ways he will contribute to the work we do with students, colleagues, and clients."
The Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program is the nation's first legal clinic focusing on dispute systems design and conflict management. HNMCP was founded in 2006 by Professor Robert Bordone to take Harvard Law School students from theory to practice in the fields of negotiation, dispute resolution, and conflict management.
HNMCP trains a new generation of lawyers with the skills—in negotiation, mediation, facilitated dialogue, stakeholder assessment, dispute systems evaluation and design, conflict analysis, and curriculum development—