Priya Parker

Priya Parker is a visioner, conflict mediator and dancer. She received her B.A. in Political and Social Thought at the University of Virginia, Phi Beta Kappa, and is an M.B.A. candidate from MIT Sloan and an M.P.A. candidate from the Harvard Kennedy School.

Drawing on ten years of work in government, social enterprise and Track II diplomacy in the United States, India and the Middle East, Parker works with organizations and leaders to zero in on their core purpose and build out smarter strategies.

Parker works with teams at Harvard and MIT and has served as a consultant on dialogue to the Dalai Lama’s Women in Security, and has worked with the Parliamentary Research Service to advise the Indian Parliament on legislation. She received the Harvard Roy Family Fellowship for Women in Public Policy to spend three months in the White House Office of Social Innovation and the Public Service Fellowship at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Parker is the author of various articles and chapters, including most recently in the Harvard Kennedy School Review, and in the books Facilitating Intergroup Dialogues: Bridging Differences, Catalyzing Change & Public Deliberation and Sustained Dialogue: Pracademic Perspectives.