Jeff Seul serves as Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, Lecturer on the Practice of Peace at Harvard Divinity School, co-chair of the Peace Appeal, and partner and chair of the technology and telecommunications industry group of the international law firm Holland & Knight, where he practices in the areas of corporate and securities law and mergers and acquisitions. The Peace Appeal, which was founded with a mandate from five Nobel Peace Laureates, including Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu, is an international NGO that helps local stakeholders launch and sustain broad-scale peace and national dialogues processes to end or avoid war.
Jeff holds an MTS focused on religion in international affairs from Harvard Divinity School and an LLM in international law from Harvard Law School, where he was a Climenko-Thayer Fellow. Jeff taught negotiation and conflict resolution courses at Harvard Law School full-time for several years earlier in his career, including Harvard’s first course on complex, multiparty negotiation. He also was a senior associate of the Program on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.
Jeff’s scholarship is focused on negotiation and mediation of conflicts involving worldview and deeply held value differences, peace and national dialogue processes, and related topics. He serves as a mediator, facilitator, or advisor in a wide variety of conflict contexts, from armed conflicts to major business disputes. Among other activities, Jeff is involved in several conflict transformation initiatives in the Israeli-Palestinian context.