About: Lawrence Susskind

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Program on Negotiation Executive Committee, Vice-Chair, Education
Director of the MIT-Harvard Public Disputes Program
Ford Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning at MIT

Professor Lawrence Susskind, a co-founder of PON, is currently Director of the MIT-Harvard Public Disputes Program, Director of the Environmental Policy and Planning Group at MIT, and Senior Consultant at the Consensus Building Institute, a not-for-profit that provides environmental mediation services. CBI is currently involved with a wide range of resource management disputes worldwide. Susskind’s research interests focus on growth management in the Boston metropolitan area, autonomy for indigenous peoples around the world who want to manage their own lands and natural resources, negotiation of water and other multilateral treaties, and alternative energy production facilities. Susskind is the author or co-author of fifteen books including, most recently, Breaking Robert’s Rules (Oxford, 2006).


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Most Recent Article By Lawrence Susskind

How Principal Agent Theory Works in Business Negotiations: Dealmaking Strategies for Bargaining with Agents

The Program on Negotiation has identified three basic sets of circumstances in which you’ll be better off tapping an agent (see also principal agent theory) to take your place at the bargaining table (at least for part of the negotiating process): … Read More