Bruno Verdini

Bruno VerdiniLecturer of Urban Planning and Negotiation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Executive Director, MIT-Harvard Mexico Negotiation Program

The recipient of MIT’s first-ever interdisciplinary and interdepartmental Ph.D. in negotiation, communication, diplomacy, and leadership, Bruno Verdini has led research, talks, and executive courses on negotiation and conflict resolution in more than 20 countries. A frequent speaker at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, his popular courses were the foundation for creating MIT’s concentration in negotiation and leadership.

A Mexican and French national, Professor Verdini has been involved in negotiations with the International Energy Agency, International Atomic Nuclear Agency, International Renewable Energy Agency, Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, World Economic Forum, and World Bank. The author of Winning Together: The Natural Resource Negotiation Playbook (MIT Press), he received Harvard Law School’s Howard Raiffa Award in 2015 for best doctoral student research paper in negotiation, mediation, decision-making, and dispute resolution.

Education

B.A., Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (Mexico City)
M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research interests

Cognitive insights, emotional skills, and management strategies in the areas of negotiation, mediation, conflict resolution, adaptive leadership, collaborative decision making, and political communication

Selected publications

  • Winning Together: The Natural Resource Negotiation Playbook. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2017.
  • Co-editor with Lawrence Susskind, Jessica Gordon, and Yasmin Zaerpoor. Environmental Problem-Solving. Anthem Press, 2017.
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