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Beyond Afghanistan: The Challenges of Building — and Sustaining — a Coalition to Fight Terrorism will be the subject of a “brown bag” lunch sponsored by the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School on Wednesday, January 30.
The guest speaker will be Michael D. Watkins, associate professor of management at the Harvard Business School and an authority on coalition building. Watkins and Susan Rosegrant are the authors of the newly published book Breakthrough International Negotiation: How Negotiators Transformed the World’s Toughest Post Cold-War Conflicts (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2001).
The January 30 program, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the John Chipman Gray Room, which is located on the second floor of Pound Hall on the law school campus (1563 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge). Attendees should bring their own “brown bag” lunch; soft drinks and dessert will be provided.
The new book by Watkins and Rosegrant outlines and illustrates a seven-principle framework for “breakthrough” international negotiation, which is key to the current and future battle against terrorism and peacemaking efforts in the Middle and Near East. The book is the first title in a new series on conflict resolution published under the joint imprint of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and Jossey-Bass, a John Wiley company.
Watkins, a member of the core faculty of the interdisciplinary Program on Negotiation, teaches a popular second-year elective course on “corporate diplomacy” at HBS, exploring how senior executives manage external relations with other business leaders, government officials, boards of directors, shareholders, analysts, and the media. Prior to joining the business school faculty, Watkins was associate professor of public policy at the Kennedy School of Government, where he taught negotiation and did research on international diplomacy and the management of organizational transformation.
Susan Rosegrant is a researcher and case writer at the Kennedy School as well as a former journalist. Among her other publications is Route 128: Lessons from Boston’s High-Tech Community (Basic Books, 1992).
On Monday, January 28, at 7 p.m., Watkins and Rosegrant will be the guests of honor at a “meet the authors” reception and book signing at the Harvard Cooperative Society store in Harvard Square. That event is also free and open to the public.
In addition to Breakthrough International Negotiation, Watkins is also the coauthor of Winning the Influence Game: What Every Business Leader Should Know About Government (Wiley, 2001) and Right from the Start: Taking Charge in a New Leadership Role (Harvard Business School Press, 1999).