One of the world’s most highly sought-after experts on human relationships, Harvard professor Daniel L. Shapiro empowers us with crucial tools to more effectively collaborate, communicate, and innovate.
Dan wears many hats:
- Scholar-Practitioner. As founder and director of the Harvard International Negotiation Program, he has researched and developed new approaches to conflict resolution and, drawing on these models, has advised leaders of war-torn countries; helped companies resolve multi-billion-dollar disputes; advised hostage negotiators; trained government officials and business executives in more than twenty countries; and led successful conflict resolution interventions in the Middle East and East Asia.
- Bestselling author. As a psychology professor at Harvard Medical School and affiliate faculty at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, Dan has published extensively in the field of conflict resolution. He authored the critically-acclaimed book Negotiating the Nonnegotiable and coauthored the classic Beyond Reason: Using Emotions as You Negotiate. Dr. Shapiro has contributed to The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Time Magazine, and other popular publications.
- Teacher extraordinaire. Named one of the top 15 professors at Harvard University, Dan’s international teaching has been featured in a full-length article in the New York Times Sunday Magazine. He has conducted some of the most highly praised talks at the White House, at the World Economic Forum at Davos, and at major corporate and government events.
- Global Changemaker. Dan 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 has reached one million youth across more than twenty countries. He is recipient of numerous awards, including the American Psychological Association's Early Career Award and the Cloke-Millen Peacemaker of the Year award. The World Economic Forum named him a Young Global Leader.
(He’s also a family guy and loves spending time with his wife and three young boys—who have proven to be his greatest teachers in how to negotiate the nonnegotiable.)