Theodore A. Johnson

Theodore A. Johnson is an assistant professor in the Slifka Program in Intecommunal Coexistence. Prior to his appointment in 2006, he was a senior program manager and legal advisor to Conflict Management Group and Mercy Corps in Cambridge, Mass. During that time, he worked extensively as an international negotiation training consultant for governments, corporations, and international organizations.

He has worked in post-apartheid South Africa, with Greek and Turkish Cypriots towards bi-communal capacity building, and with universities and political leaders in Northern and South Central Iraq to develop joint problem-solving skills and strategies. He has been an advisor to several UN Agencies such as WHO, FAO, UNCTAD, and the international food safety organization Codex Alimentarius. Prior to his international work, he was a deputy district attorney and judge pro tem in Orange County California.

He is a member of the California and American Bar Associations. He received a J.D. from Western State University in 1972, a Master's in International Law and Diplomacy (MALD) in 1993 from Tufts University, and a Ph.D. from Tufts University's Fletcher School in 2009.