Susan Podziba Interview
Recorded by Clare Fowler on July 22, 2019
"How do you structure society to bring out the virtue in people?"
Susan Podziba established Susan Podziba & Associates in 1990, then transitionted to Podziba Policy Mediation. PPM is based in Brookline, Massachusetts. PPM’s practice is rooted in, and builds on, mediation and negotiation theories developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning and the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. PPM contributes to theory building and innovative practice through publications, simulations and research roundtables. Courses and training for mid-career professionals, faculty, and graduate students provide opportunities to continually analyze and improve our practice. Susan Podziba’s latest book, Civic Fusion: Mediating Polarized Public Disputes, contains her reflections and lessons learned from her policy mediation practice.