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Daniel Shapiro, Ph.D., is founder and 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.

From advising leaders of war-torn countries to working with senior executives and families in crisis, Dan has helped thousands of organizations and individuals solve the problems that divide us. Drawing on these experiences and his years of research at Harvard, he has developed a wealth of practical approaches to amplify influence and leadership—in business, in government, and in life.

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 author of the groundbreaking book, Negotiating the Nonnegotiable: How to Resolve Your Most Emotionally Charged Conflicts.

He also coauthored the negotiation classic Beyond Reason: Using Emotions as You Negotiate, and has contributed to The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Time Magazine, and other popular publications. He is the 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.

His life’s joy is spending time with his wife and three young boys—who have proven to be his greatest teachers in how to negotiate the nonnegotiable.

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