Alan B. Slifka Professor of Coexistence and Conflict; Program Director, MA in Coexistence and Conflict
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Responsible Leadership, Responsible Negotiation, Questioning, Mediation, Peace, Coexistence, Post-Conflict, Consensus Building, Facilitation, Philosophy of Law, Jurisprudence, Legal Rhetoric, Reconciliation
Mediator and negotiation expert, Alain Lempereur develops worldwide programs in research, consulting, and executive education on responsible leadership and negotiation.
His main book "The First Move. A Negotiator’s Companion" has been edited in many languages all around the world. He is an Executive Committee Member of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, where he has been a visiting professor.
He is an adviser and a trainer for international organizations, such as the European Commission, OECD, UNDP, UNITAR, and WHO. He facilitated multi-stakeholders' meetings for the WHO-CMG Negotiation Training in Africa (2000-2002), the Burundi Leadership Training Program (2003-2007), the D.R. Congo Initiative for a Cohesive Leadership (2006-2009), the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and State Building (2009-2011) , the Karama Platform for Peace in Libya (2012), the Max Planck Institute Negotiation Training in Afghanistan (2012-2013) and the Shades Negotiation Program in Israel and Palestine (2013). He belongs to the UN mediators' network. He also advises consulting firms, like the Boston Consulting Group and McKinsey, as well as international corporations.
He has been a pioneer in European education on negotiation since 1995 and established in Paris an academic institute called Irene – peace in Greek –, which he developed as its first director (1995-2008). He designed and delivered training programs for many universities and professional schools (Ena, Enpc, Universities of Paris, Lebanese University, University of Mannheim, CIIM-Cyprus, University of Corsica). In 2003, he initiated the "Negotiators of the World" programs and in 2004, he developed the negotiation curriculum for the European Commission. He was Essec Chair Professor of Negotiation and Mediation until 2011, when the Financial Times designated him "Professor of the Week" for his academic contributions.
Alain and his wife, Michele, have three children Daria, Henri, and Emery.
Harvard University, S.J.D.
Universite Libre de Bruxelles, M.Phil.
Universite Libre de Bruxelles, LL.M.
Awards and Honors
Golden Teaching Award, Advanced Leadership Program, Essec Executive Education (2011)
Member of the Economics and Peace Faculty Network (2011)
Member of the Executive Committee, Program on Negotiation (PON) at Harvard Law School (2011)
Professor of the Week, Financial Times (2011)
Member of the United Nations Mediation Roster (2010)
Who'Who, French Edition (2009) and World's Edition (2010)
Negotiation and Mediation Chair Professor at ESSEC (2009)
Award of French "Palmes académiques" at Institut de France (2006)
Elected member at Essec Board of Trustees, Faculty Senate and Workers' Council (2003)
Member of Culture, Conflict, & Negotiation Advisory Board, Negotiation Research Network (2002)
Member of the International Association for Conflict Management (1997)
21st Century Trust Fellow (1996)
Founder, Director, and Head of Steering Committee of IRENE (1995)
Member of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School (1993)
BAEF Fellowship (1991)
Fulbright Fellow, Frank Boas Scholarship for Harvard University, Commission for Education Exchange between the USA & Belgium (1991)
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