Paola Cecchi Dimeglio is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard Law School within the Program On Negotiation (PON). Her research focuses on the effects of gender, culture and organizational behavior in international strategic alliances using quantitative and qualitative research methods.
She is also involved as co-organizer and trainer in the Water Diplomacy Workshop initiated by the MIT-Harvard Public Disputes Program and Tufts University. In 2011, she received the Weinstein Fellowship from the JAMS Foundation for her accomplishments in the field of ADR. Dr. Cecchi Dimeglio is Co-chair of the ABA IC committee on the Future of ADR and has been nominated Expert-Coordinator for several EU funded projects on ADR.
She is also a research affiliate at UC Hastings College of the Law and Stanford University (Gould Center). Before joining PON, she was the Research Director of Comparative Law at the Hague University and practiced law in Paris for Landwell LLP (PWC correspondent) and for Baker&McKenzie focusing on international contracts in Asia. She is consulting with IICC on strategic alliances (Amsterdam, Netherlands).
Dr. Cecchi Dimeglio teaches in the field of ADR and International (Franchise) Contracts at French, American and Dutch Universities and published several articles and books on these topics. Her most recent book entitled "Franchise Internationale et Alliances Stratégiques" (Larcier 2011).
She earned a JD, LL.M., and a Magistére-DJCE degree in Common and Civil Law and a Ph.D. in Social Sciences (Summa Cum Laude) while studying at universities in France, Belgium, and the U.S.A.