Lawrence Susskind, Vice Chair of Pedagogy, PON Executive Committee

Lawrence SusskindLawrence E. Susskind is Ford Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning at MIT where he has been a member of the faculty for more than 40 years. He is one of the founders and directors of the Program on Negotiation (PON) at Harvard Law School where he is Vice-Chair for Instruction and Director of the Teaching Negotiation Resource Center (TNRC). Professor Susskind created the Consensus Building Institute in 1993 and has been delivering mediation and consensus building services on a worldwide basis ever since. Through the executive training programs at PON he has offered specialized negotiation training (e.g., Technology Negotiation, Dealing with an Angry Public, Teaching Negotiation in the Corporation), PON’s Advanced Negotiation Master Class, and PON’s Advanced Mediation Course to more than 40,000 people. He has published more than 70 teaching simulations and dozens of teaching videos. He has been a visiting lecturer at more than 50 universities in 20 countries. He is the author or co-author of 18 books including Good for You, Great for Me: Finding the Trading Zone and Winning at Win-Win Negotiation (Public Affairs), Breaking Robert’s Rules: The New Way to Run Your Meeting, Build Consensus and Get Results (Oxford University Press), Built to Win: Creating a World-Class Negotiating Organization (Harvard Business School Press) and Multiparty Negotiation (Sage). Two of his books, The Consensus Building Handbook (Sage) and Dealing with An Angry Public (Free Press), won best dispute resolution book of the year awards. He received a BA from Columbia University in 1968, a Master of City Planning from MIT in 1970 and a Ph.D in Urban and Regional Planning from MIT in 1973.

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Courses Taught:

Negotiation and Dispute Resolution in the Public Sector (11.255) – MIT

International Environmental Negotiation (11.364) – MIT / Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

Multi-party Negotiation (11.257) – MIT / Harvard Law School

Graduate Introduction to Environmental Policy and Planning (11.601) – MIT

Program on Negotiation for Senior Executives – PON Executive Education Seminar

Select Publications:

Good for Me, Great for You: Finding the Trading Zone and Winning at Win-Win Negotiation. Public Affairs, July 2014.

Built to Win: Creating a World Class Negotiating Organization with Hal Movius, Harvard Business School Publishing Publication Date: 2009.

Papers on International Environmental Negotiation, Volume XVII. Edited with William R. Moomaw, Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, 2009.

New Approaches to Consensus Building and Speeding up Large-Scale Energy Infrastructure Projects Presented at Conference X, Gottingen University, Germany, June 23, 2009. with Dr. Jonathan Raab.

The Cure for Our Broken Political Process: How We Can Get Our Politicians to Stop Fighting and Start Resolving the Issues that Truly Matter with Sol Erdman (Potomac Publishers) November 2008.

Deliberative Democracy And Dispute Resolution. Ohio State Journal On Dispute Resolution [Vol. 24:3 2009] (pages 1-12). 2009.

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