The Great Negotiator Collection

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The Program on Negotiation’s annual Great Negotiator Award is presented to outstanding individuals whose lifetime achievements in the field of negotiation and dispute resolution have had significant and lasting impacts. Recipients have included: Martti Ahtisaari, Nobel Peace Prize recipient and former President of Finland (2010); Christo and Jeanne-Claude, the artists who created “The Gates” in Central Park (2008); Bruce Wasserstein, Chairman and CEO of Lazard, an international financial advisory and asset management firm (2007); Sadako Ogata, former United Nations high commissioner for refugees (2005); Richard Holbrooke, former United States ambassador to the United Nations (2004); Stuart Eizenstat, former U.S. ambassador to the European Union (2003); Ambassador Lakhdar Brahimi, the United Nations’ special envoy for Afghanistan (2002); Charlene Barshefsky, U.S. trade representative in the second Clinton administration (2001); and former U.S. Senator George Mitchell for his work in Northern Ireland (2000).

Case studies featuring many of the awardees are available through the Teaching Negotiation Resource Center. Each case study profiles the featured negotiator and describes their work on a particularly difficult international negotiation. For example, the Lakhdar Brahimi: Negotiating a New Government for Afghanistan case study focuses on Brahimi’s involvement in helping to create an interim government for Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban in 2001. Each case study stands on its own as a valuable resource for learning from a renowned professional negotiator.  Together, the case studies provide an opportunity to compare and contrast quite different approaches to negotiation.

The PON Teaching Negotiation Resource Center also offers videos of speeches and conversations with three of the award recipients (Holbrooke, Eizenstat and Lakhdar). Further information and materials on the Great Negotiator Award may be found on the PON website at: pon.harvard.edu/category/events/the-great-negotiator-award.

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James K. Sebenius and Jeswald Salacuse, with Daniel Curran, Laurence A. Green, Rebecca Hulse and Kristin Schneeman

A package of factual case studies featuring recipients of the Program on Negotiation's Great Negotiator Award

The Great Negotiator Collection

Videos and Audio

James Sebenius and Kristen Schneeman

Video featuring excerpts from a discussion with Ambassador Lakhdar Brahimi regarding his international negotiation experiences, including negotiating a new government for Afghanistan in 2002
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Videos and Audio

Edited by James K. Sebenius

Video featuring excerpts from a discussion with Stuart Eizenstat regarding his efforts negotiating reparations for victims of Nazi Germany
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Videos and Audio

Edited by James K. Sebenius and Ellen Knebel

Video featuring Ambassador Richard Holbrooke discussing his role brokering the Dayton agreement that ended the 1992-95 war in Bosnia as well as his role in resolving the multinational dispute over U.S. dues owed in arrears to the United Nations

James K. Sebenius and Jeswald Salacuse, with Daniel Curran, Laurence A. Green, Rebecca Hulse and Kristin Schneeman

A package of factual case studies featuring recipients of the Program on Negotiation's Great Negotiator Award

Video and Audio

Videos and Audio

James Sebenius and Kristen Schneeman

Video featuring excerpts from a discussion with Ambassador Lakhdar Brahimi regarding his international negotiation experiences, including negotiating a new government for Afghanistan in 2002
original
Videos and Audio

Edited by James K. Sebenius

Video featuring excerpts from a discussion with Stuart Eizenstat regarding his efforts negotiating reparations for victims of Nazi Germany
original
Videos and Audio

Edited by James K. Sebenius and Ellen Knebel

Video featuring Ambassador Richard Holbrooke discussing his role brokering the Dayton agreement that ended the 1992-95 war in Bosnia as well as his role in resolving the multinational dispute over U.S. dues owed in arrears to the United Nations

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