Staff and Affiliates
Naseem Khuri is a trainer, consultant, mediator and facilitator specializing in negotiation, influence, and conflict management. He is a Senior Partner with Dragonfly Partners, a Senior Facilitator with Vantage Partners and a Senior Consultant with Oakbay Consulting and CMPartners. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.
He works with Fortune 100 companies in the private sector, offering training and consulting services to clients ranging from procurement officers managing key vendor relationships to loan officers managing long-term borrower relationships. Clients come from the manufacturing, energy, consulting and banking industries. In the public and NGO sectors, he works with foundations, non-profit and international organizations, and government institutions managing strategic planning processes, delivering customized negotiation and influence training and facilitating internal change conversations and initiatives. Clients include Israeli, Palestinian and international diplomats and political leaders, the U.S. State Department, U.S. Navy SEALs, U.S. Senate staff, the World Bank and human rights organizations in Northern Ireland.
Previously, he was a senior advisor to the Kennedy School Negotiation Project at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), where he developed and delivered customized capacity-building workshops to mid- and high-level public sector clients in Europe and Asia and to local government staff, military personnel, and law enforcement agencies in the United States. Prior to that Khuri was Executive Director of the Dubai Initiative at HKS, where he served as a bridge between the school and the Dubai School of Government. There, he oversaw the program’s budget and fellowship program and created, developed and funded innovative research and outreach programs aimed at advancing scholarship in and increasing awareness of Middle Eastern issues at HKS.
Khuri has a master in public policy degree from Harvard Kennedy School and a bachelor of arts degree from Bowdoin College. He is a member of the Truman National Security Project.