Our mission is to help nurture problem-solving, cooperative, and shared societies in which people from different backgrounds and communities have the skills and sense of possibility needed to creatively and constructively negotiate challenging issues with one another.

We imagine a day when every student, educator, and leader – irrespective of background or social/political outlook – will be equipped to transform their negotiations into joint, creative problem-solving. 

History & Heritage

PATHWAYS launched in 2015 as an independent nonprofit organization to bring negotiation education into educational systems and to build bridges between diverse communities. Our ongoing and expanding work is based on a 3-year pilot program developed by Dr. Shula Gilad (Program on Negotation, Harvard Law School) and Dr. Rachel Tal (Amal) based on methodology developed at the Harvard Negotiation Project. Our student curriculum was developed in close cooperation with the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and consulting firms Vantage Partners and Triad Consulting Group.


Chantay BenShimon sq

Chantay BenShimon

Program Officer

Mike Korman

Program Manager: Game Changers for High Schools

Avi Goldstein

& Director

Jessica Menasce

Civil Society
& Leadership Programs

Michael Schnall

Director of Programs
Maya Rimer

Maya Rimer

Workshop Facilitator
Fee Winkenbach

Fee Winkenbach

Workshop Co-Facilitator
Adi Tarabeih

Adi Tarabeih

Workshop Co-Facilitator
Younes M.A. al-Samman

Younes M.A. al-Samman

Workshop Co-Facilitator

Shula Gilad

Consultant & Advisory Council Lead


Mark Gordon

Mark Gordon

Vantage Partners
Founding partner of Vantage Partners, a global consulting firm spun out of the Harvard Negotiation Project. Co-founder and former Chairman of Conflict Management Group, a non-profit organization focused on disputes of international public concern (now merged into Mercy Corps).

Sheila Heen

Triad Consulting Group
Co-author of the New York Times Business Bestsellers Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most, and Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well. Founder of Triad Consulting Group and a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School.
Bruce Patton

Bruce Patton

Getting to Yes
Co-author of the best-selling Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In and Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most. Co-founder of the Harvard Negotiation Project, Vantage Partners, and Conflict Management Group (CMG).

Shula Gilad

Harvard University
Senior fellow at Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation and a consultant to various Middle East programs and organizations. Previously, Director of Policy Research at Kennedy School of Government’s Institute for Social and Economic Policy in the Middle East.
Donna Hicks

Donna Hicks

Author of the book "Dignity: Its Essential Role in Resolving Conflict." Associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University. Former Deputy Director of the Program on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution (PICAR) at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University.
Rachel Viscomi

Rachel Viscomi

Harvard Law School
Director of Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP) and Assistant Clinical Professor at Harvard Law School. Works to train law students to become problem-solving lawyers, as they learn to support clients in rethinking the way they manage conflict in organizations.
Elizabeth Rayer

Elizabeth Rayer

Vantage Partners
Leads the Training Services practice at Vantage Partners. Her work ranges from creating and implementing organizational-wide change initiatives to designing large-scale learning and skill development programs to leading bespoke learning journeys.

Rachel Tal

Amal Group
Head of English Studies for the Amal network of colleges and comprehensive high schools in Israel for over 30 years. Since her Humphrey fellowship at Boston University in 2006-2007, she has continued to focus on programs for promoting tolerance, peace education, and social cohesion.

Hussein Tarabeih

Founder and Executive Director of the Towns Association for Environmental Quality (TAEQ), the first Unit for Environmental Quality in the Arab Sector of Israel. Published expert and lecturer on environmental issues, co-existence, environmental conflicts, and urbanization.

Elad Oreg

Ono Academic College
Law Faculty member and lecturer at the Ono Academic College in Israel, where he has created a hybrid e-learning Mediation course being taught in all faculties. Facilitates an annual program to promote dialogue between students from different sectors of Israeli society.


Dania Masarwa - Pathways Teachers Fellow 2017-2018

Dania Masarwa

Baqa al-Gharbiyye
Sara Dayan - Pathways Teachers Fellow 2017-2018

Sara Dayan

Rivkah Hanssen - Pathways Teachers Fellow 2017-2018

Rivkah Hanssen

Afaf Alkhatib-Nazzal - Pathways Teachers Fellow 2017-2018

Afaf Alkhatib-Nazzal

Yasmeen Haj-Amer - Pathways Teachers Fellow 2017-2018

Yasmeen Haj-Amer

Elias Farah

Elias Farah