Takeo Kuwabara is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Macalester College and a Lecturer at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University teaching leadership, consensus building, negotiation, and environmental problem solving. At MIT, he was a lecturer for the Gordon-MIT Engineering Leadership Program, designing and teaching two new negotiation courses for STEM graduate students as well as a member of the teaching team for multiple semesters of "The Art and Science of Negotiation" (11.011) and “The Art and Science of Negotiations: Advanced Applications” (11.111).
Takeo holds a master’s of the arts from Harvard University and a master’s of peace and justice from the University of San Diego, both with Dean's Honors. He is interested in how physical artifacts of violent conflict impact future cycles of violence and collective, cultural memory. His past research examined if digital tools, policy design, and public participation can help transform symbols of violence into anchors for a lasting peace. In addition to his graduate degrees, he earned two bachelor’s degrees and a minor from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was a member of the nationally ranked rowing team as well as the triathlon team.