Monica Giannone works as a case writer, researcher, editor, and trainer for the Harvard Legislative Negotiation Project. In close coordination with Harvard Faculty, Monica co-authored one two-party negotiation simulation (21st Century Workforce) and two multi-party negotiation simulations focusing on federal legislative contexts (Funding the FDA and Rebuilding Bridges). Monica organizes and manages the testing of new negotiation training materials at the Harvard Kennedy School. Monica leads the operations of multi-day negotiation programs with Congressional Staff and State Legislators where she also administers survey evaluations to assess participant learning and gather data on the programs and materials.
Monica is a trainer, consultant, and mediator specializing in negotiation, coalition management, and multi-stakeholder disputes. Monica runs the Harvard Kennedy School Negotiation Project (KSNP), a project of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School. The Kennedy School Negotiation Project’s work on negotiation, conflict management, alternative dispute resolution, and intersectional leadership seeks to expand the way the HKS community and the broader field studies leadership and negotiation. Monica’s current areas of work focus on civil disagreement within the United States, overcoming partisan divide in U.S. legislatures, value-based conflict, gender and negotiation, and US-Russia relations.