November 9, 2015 Professor James Sebenius joined PSA to expand on principles and concepts of negotiation that David Lax outlined in the day-long refresher session in October.
James K. Sebenius specializes in analyzing and advising on complex negotiations. He holds the Gordon Donaldson Professorship of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. Formerly on the faculty of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, Sebenius also currently serves as Vice Chair and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Program on Negotiation (PON) at Harvard Law School. At PON, he chairs the University’s annual Great Negotiator Award program, which has intensively engaged with negotiators such as Richard Holbrooke, Lakdhar Brahimi, George Mitchell, and Bruce Wasserstein. He also co-directs a project to extensively interview all former U.S. Secretaries of State—as of January 2016, including James Baker, George Shultz, Henry Kissinger, Madeleine Albright, and Colin Powell—about their most challenging negotiations.