Founder and Director, Harvard International Negotiation Program
Associate Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School/McLean Hospital
Affiliate faculty, Program on Negotiation
The founder and director of the Harvard International Negotiation Program, Daniel Shapiro teaches a highly evaluated course on negotiation at Harvard College; instructs psychology interns at Harvard Medical School/McLean Hospital; and leads executive education sessions at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, Harvard Kennedy School, and Harvard Medical School/McLean Hospital. He also has served on the faculty at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, and at the Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Named one of the top 15 professors at Harvard University, Shapiro specializes in practice-based research—building theory and testing it in real-world contexts. He has launched successful conflict resolution initiatives in the Middle East, Europe, and East Asia, and for three years chaired the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Conflict Resolution. Focusing extensively on the emotional and identity-based dimensions of negotiation and conflict resolution, Shapiro led the initiative to create the world’s first Global Curriculum on Conflict Management for senior policymakers as well as a conflict management curriculum that now reaches one million youth across more than 20 countries. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the American Psychological Association’s Early Career Award and the Cloke-Millen Peacemaker of the Year Award. In May of 2019, Shapiro was named Harvard’s Joseph R. Levenson Memorial Teaching Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, the oldest of the teaching awards given out by the Undergraduate Council.
B.A., Johns Hopkins University
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst
Conflict resolution, negotiation, meditation, the role of emotions in negotiation
- Negotiating the Nonnegotiable: How to Resolve Your Most Emotionally Charged Conflicts. Penguin,
- With Roger Fisher. Beyond Reason: Using Emotions as You Negotiate. Penguin Books, 2006.
- “Before Your Next Fight, Read This.” O, The Oprah Magazine, October 2006.
- “Negotiating the Nonnegotiable: 4 Keys to Resolving Conflict with Your Kid.” Brightly.
- “Of Dating and Diplomacy.” New York Times, May 10, 2016.
- “Why We Are Addicted to Divisive Politics.” TIME, April 18, 2016.