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Elizabeth McClintock

Adjunct Assistant Professor of International Negotiations

Elizabeth McClintock

Adjunct Assistant Professor of International Negotiations
Professor Elizabeth McKlintock
  • Ph.D., The Fletcher School, Tufts University
  • MALD, The Fletcher School, Tufts University, Medford, MA
  • A.B., Government, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Elizabeth A. McClintock is an adjunct assistant professor of international negotiations at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and founder and managing partner with CMPartners, LLC. Dr. McClintock leads CMPartners’ public sector practice and has 25 years of experience offering consulting services to and designing and implementing negotiation, conflict management, and leadership training programs for both private and public sector organizations around the world.

In her work, Dr. McClintock has advised the U.S. Government and the United Nations Office of the Special Adviser of the Secretary General to Burundi on the Burundi dialogue process; assisted the reform process in the Burundian Army; worked as the lead facilitator for a two-year Liberian government collaborative capacity-building project; advised the office of the president of Sri Lanka; and managed a two-year high level government leadership-training program in Timor-Leste. Dr. McClintock has served as a consultant to several African governments and international institutions. Dr. McClintock is a founding member of the Burundi Leadership Training Program, for whom she served as the lead facilitator and program designer for over eight years.

Among other current projects, Dr. McClintock is supporting a multi-stakeholder dialogue (MSD) process for the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation. Ongoing work at WHO focuses on improving the ability of member states to better manage the global health diplomacy process and has resulted in a series of publications, including the book "Negotiating Public Health in a Globalized World: Global Health Diplomacy in Action," with co-authors, D. Fairman, D. Chigas, and N. Drager (Springer 2012).

Dr. McClintock teaches at both The Fletcher School and at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. She is also executive director and chair of the Board of Directors of the Bridgeway Group.

Areas of expertise
Negotiations & Conflict Resolution
  • Dean's Award Recipient, Summer Research Grant, The Fletcher School (2012)
  • Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Methods Research, Syracuse University (June 2011)


McClintock, Elizabeth and Térence Nahimana. (2008). "Managing the Tension between Inclusionary and Exclusionary Processes: Building Peace in Burundi" in International Negotiation Vol 13 No 1. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers and Johns Hopkins University

Wolpe et al. (July 2004). "Rebuilding Peace and State in War-torn Burundi" in The Round Table, Vol. 93, No. 375. London: Carfax Publishing.


Fairman, D., Chigas, D., McClintock E., and Drager, N., (2012). Negotiating Public Health in a Globalized World: Global Health Diplomacy in Action, Springer Briefs in Public Health, Dordrecht: Springer.

Drager, McClintock and Moffitt. (2000). Negotiating Health Development: A Guide for Practitioners. Geneva: World Health Organization.


Chigas, Fairman, McClintock and Najam. (2007). "Negotiating Across Boundaries: Promoting Health in a Globalized World" in Trade and Health: Seeking Common Ground. Heymann, Drager and Blouin eds. Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press.

Sommers, Marc and Elizabeth McClintock. (2003). "On Hidden Ground" in Imagine Coexistence: Restoring Humanity After Violent Ethnic Conflict. Chayes, Antonia, and Minow, Martha, eds. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.