• Founder and Director of the Harvard International Negotiation Program
  • Former Chair, World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Negotiation/Conflict Resolution

Dr. Dan Shapiro is founding director of the Harvard International Negotiation Program, associate professor in psychology at Harvard Medical School/McLean Hospital, and affiliate faculty at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. He consults regularly for government leaders and Fortune 500 companies, and has advised everyone from hostage negotiators to families in crisis, disputing CEOs to clashing heads of state. 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. Through non-profit funding, he developed a conflict management program that now reaches one million youth across more than twenty countries. He has published extensively in the field of conflict resolution, and is coauthor of the bestseller Beyond Reason: Using Emotions as You Negotiate. Dr. Shapiro also has contributed to The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and other popular publications, and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the American Psychological Association’s Early Career Award and the Cloke-Millen Peacemaker of the Year award.

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