Alan B. Slifka Professor of Coexistence and Conflict; Program Director, MA in Coexistence and Conflict
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Leadership, Mediation, Negotiation, Peace & Coexistence, Post-Conflict, Consensus Building and Facilitation, Philosophy of Law, Jurisprudence, Reconciliation
Mediator in conflicts and negotiation expert, Alain Lempereur develops worldwide programs in research, consulting, and executive education on responsible leadership and negotiation.
His current work is devoted to responsible leadership and negotiation. One of his books "The First Move. A Negotiator’s Companion" has been edited in several languages. Recently, the Financial Times designated him "Professor of the Week" for his academic contributions.
He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. He has taught as a visiting professor at Harvard University, as well as at the University of Mannheim (Germany), at CIIM (Cyprus International Institute for Management), and at the University of Corsica Pascal Paoli.
He advises international organizations, such as the European Commission and Parliament, NATO, OECD, UNDP, UNITAR, and WHO. Through the Wilson International Center for Scholars, he facilitated reconciliation and leadership programs in Africa, notably, in Burundi (2003-2007) and in the D.R. Congo (2006-2009). He belongs to the UN mediators' network, and also moderated local and global meetings for the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (2009-2011) for the OECD. He also advises consulting firms, like the Boston Consulting Group and McKinsey, as well as international corporations.
Negotiation pioneer in Europe and Professor of Negotiation and Mediation at Essec in Paris and Singapore (1995-2011), he established, and developed, an academic institute called Irene – peace in Greek –, which he led as its first director (1995-2008). He designed and delivered training programs for many universities and professional schools (Ena, Enpc, University of Paris, Lebanese University). In 2003, he initiated the "Negotiators of the World" programs and in 2004, he developed the negotiation curriculum for the European Commission. He was the Essec Negotiation and Mediation Chair Professor (2009-2011).
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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