The Georgetown Baker Negotiation Network (GBNN) leadership team consists of the GBNN Director and a group of graduate and undergraduate students and an advisory board who plan programming and initiatives throughout the course of the year.



Rachel Milner Gillers is Director of the Georgetown Baker Negotiation Network and Adjunct Professor of Negotiation and Mediation at Georgetown's Law Center and McCourt School of Public Policy. She has facilitated multi-stakeholder decision making processes and delivered negotiation, mediation, and conflict management workshops for government, industry and non-profit clients worldwide. She specializes in in international development, commercial negotiation, and women and negotiation.

Rachel has worked with United Nations agencies, the International Monetary Fund, global pharmaceutical companies, U.S. federal agencies, the Smithsonian and others to identify and overcome individual and organizational barriers to negotiating better agreements. She holds joint Master’s degrees from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and Harvard Divinity School. A native of the Washington, D.C. area, she has lived in Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East.


Molly is a second year student in the Master of Science in Foreign Service in the Walsh School of Foreign Service, where she also serves as the Mediation Liaison for the Baker Center Leadership Team. Most recently, Molly worked for the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) as a Caribbean Protection Unit Intern where she was responsible for conducting legal analysis, research, and writing which contributed to determining the refugee status of asylum-seekers in the Caribbean region. Prior to coming to Georgetown, Molly worked as a Paralegal Assistant at the U.S. Department of Justice where she led several teams of paralegals during antitrust litigation. She has also spent significant time working with refugee and migrant populations in Detroit, assisting attorneys in providing legal assistance and representation to vulnerable individuals. She holds a B.A. in Political Science with an emphasis on International Relations from the University of California, Berkeley, where she also spent six months studying abroad in Santiago, Chile. Molly is passionate about human rights, national security, and foreign affairs and would like to work on policy relating to these issues in government. 


Cordelia Bell is an Undergraduate student in Georgetown University’s College, studying government and psychology. She participated in GBNN’s Hoyas&Highlanders Program in 2018. A former United States Senate Page, intern in the US House of Representatives, and paralegal, Cordelia hopes to pursue a career in public service after graduating. Her academic interests include conflict resolution, public policy, and cultural psychology. A native Vermonter, in her free time, Cordelia enjoys reading, coffee, and multimedia art. 


Matt is an MPM student at the McCourt School of Public Policy and a Joint Chiefs of Staff Intern. His studies focus on national security policy, energy policy, and economic development. Matt has served in a variety of capacities and locations as a United States Army Officer over the past ten years. He holds a BS in Kinesiology from James Madison University and an MS in Organizational Leadership from Columbus State University. Matt is a native Virginian and currently lives in Arlington with his wife Jess and daughter Carolyn. 


Will is a junior in the College, majoring in Government and History, with a minor in Journalism. He's a proud New Jerseyan, who's passionate about civic engagement and finding solutions for the future. Some places he's previously worked at include the New Jersey Business and Industry Association, The Office of the Governor of New Jersey, and the Office of Congressman Leonard Lance.  In his free time, Will can be seen cheering on the Hoyas basketball team and around the neighborhood taking photos.


Maddy is a graduate student in the Walsh School of Foreign Service in the Security Studies Program. She is an active duty 2nd Lt in the United States Air Force and following graduation will attend pilot training. Maddy has recently worked as a fellow at the State Department in the office of the Special Envoy to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS and the Special Representative to Syria. Her interests include refugee issues and Russia. Prior to attending Georgetown, Maddy graduated from the United States Air Force Academy with a B.S. in Political Science and will return to instruct the law department's negotiations class.


Erika is a fourth year joint JD/MPP candidate at the Georgetown University Law Center and the McCourt School of Public Policy. After graduation, Erika will be working at a law firm in D.C. in its international trade and national security group. Erika has extensive legal and policy experience on the local, state and federal levels in New York and Washington D.C., including the Department of Justice’s Criminal Antitrust Division and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s International Section of the Division of Enforcement. Prior to Georgetown, Erika graduated with a B.A. in economics and political science from Colgate University.


Justin is a second year graduate student at the McCourt School of Public Policy. His interests currently include behavioral economics, negotiation, and both domestic and international economic policy. Justin holds bachelor’s degrees in philosophy, politics, and economics from Mercer University. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, his hobbies include playing music, discussing philosophy, and film. Through his coursework at McCourt and work at GBNN, Justin hopes to better understand  economic incentives, political decision-making, and how to collaborate across the aisle.


Caitlyn is a second year MPP student at the McCourt School of Public Policy. She is focused on corporate social responsibility and sustainability, and since entering Georgetown, has worked  with the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation to research these topics. Prior to the start of her graduate studies, Caitlyn worked as an analyst for DHL Supply Chain after obtaining her BA in Economics and International Studies from The Ohio State University.


Anna is a first year graduate student at the McCourt School of Public Policy. She is interested in national security policy and currently focused on counterterrorism. Anna received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a focus in political theory from Davidson College. After graduation, she completed the Hudson Institution Political Studies Summer Fellowship, where she further explored applying political theory/philosophy to current public policy. Her goal is to continue this work during and after her time at Georgetown. In her free time, she loves reading fiction novels and political theory texts and visiting the Smithsonian Museums.



Advisory Board Member

With nearly 15 years in various aspects of strategic diplomacy, Mickey Bergman coined the term Fringe Diplomacy to describe the new field he is forging, an innovative discipline exploring the space in international relations just beyond the boundaries of States and Governments’ capacity and authority.


He manages relationships and private diplomacy efforts in North Korea, Cuba, Myanmar, Middle East, and Africa. Nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, alongside Former Governor Bill Richardson; Mickey has led his team at the Richardson Center to facilitate the release of more political prisoners than any other organization. Mickey creates new political capital by leading Professional Exchange Programs to frontier countries such as North Korea, Myanmar, Cuba, Lebanon, and others. 
Mickey is Vice President and Senior Advisor at Governor Richardson Center for Global Engagement; was Executive Director of the Global Alliances Program at the Aspen Institute; is a professor at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, where he teaches about emotional intelligence in international relations, and consultant to the Clinton Global Initiative. 

Mickey has published numerous articles, interviews, and opinion pieces in the New York Times, Washington Post, International Herald Tribune, Boston Globe, Foreign Policy Online, and Huffington Post. Mickey also has been featured as a subject matter expert for television interviews on CNN, ABC, CBS, Fox News, I24news, Global News, and ABC News Australia.


Advisory Board Member

Victoria is head of organizational management at Protect Democracy, an organization dedicated to defending and strengthening democracy in the U.S. Victoria previously served as director of the Baker Center for Leadership & Governance at Georgetown University. 

Before Georgetown, Victoria was senior advisor to the CEO of TechnoServe, an economic development nonprofit that fosters business solutions to poverty. She also advised Fortune 100 companies as a management consultant with Deloitte. Earlier in her career, Victoria worked on democratic development programs globally with the National Democratic Institute and political campaigns with the opinion research firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner. Victoria holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a B.A. from Tufts University.


Advisory Board Member

Saman Hussain is a certified professional coach, mediator, facilitator and consultant. She has several years of experience working in the public sector, with indigenous communities, non-profits and academia. Her work has varied from designing interfaith community dialogue and bridge building to facilitating dialogue around policy making between the federal government and Native American tribes to providing executive and team coaching to leadership teams. Saman was the first Project coordinator for the 9/11 Unity Walk in Washington DC, bringing together over a thousand participants from eleven faith based communities for a walk and dialogue. She also successfully facilitated the first agreement-seeking processes for both the US Department of the Interior, and the US Fish & Wildlife Service to develop a federal government policy on how to consult with Native American tribes and Alaskan Natives. Saman also co-designed and delivered a coach training focused on rank, power and diversity, which was instituted into the core curriculum of an International Coach Federal (ICF) accredited coach training program. She has also designed and administered a dialogue program for students at New York University Abu Dhabi that creates space for differences to be explored and understood. Saman graduated from University of Virginia with bachelor’s degree in Foreign Affairs, concentration in Africa and Religious Studies, concentration in Judaism. She is currently pursuing her MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Johns Hopkins University. Saman is fluent in Urdu, English, and proficient in Arabic.


Advisory Board Member

Robin is a Program Manager with the Institute for State Effectiveness, a non-profit organization that seeks to address the challenge of accountability and governance through a system-building approach across governments, markets and people. A veteran of Accenture's federal government practice, she is an experienced consultant dedicated to improving governance structures and accountability through design thinking and data-driven decision-making. While earning her Master's in Public Policy from Georgetown University, Robin served as GBNN co-chair and as a facilitator in the HoyasAndHighlanders program. She specializes in Facilitation, Meditation, Human-Centered Design, and Change Management. She originally hails from the Washington, DC area and has enjoyed living and working in the city for the past six years.



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