- Ford Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning at MIT
- Co-founder and Vice-Chair for Instruction at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School
Dr. Larry Susskind is the 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. 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, a Master of City Planning from MIT and a Ph.D in Urban and Regional Planning from MIT.