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Alan B. Slifka Professor of Coexistence and Conflict; Program Director, MA in Coexistence and Conflict

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Expertise

Responsible Leadership, Responsible Negotiation, Questioning, Mediation, Peace, Coexistence, Post-Conflict, Facilitation, Philosophy of Law, Jurisprudence, Legal Rhetoric, Reconciliation

Courses

  • HS 220a - Strategies for Coexistence Interventions
  • HS 244a - Responsible Negotiation
  • HS 255f - Responsible Negotiation (1) - The Fundamentals
  • HS 267f - Responsible Negotiation (2): Advanced
  • HS 272a - Responsible Leadership
  • POL 193b - Track-II Diplomacy: Theory and Practice

Scholarship

  • Lempereur, Alain & Mnookin, R.. "Pour une communication responsable en négociation: séquencer prises d’écoute et de parole." Communication et Management (2014). (forthcoming)
  • Lempereur, Alain & R. Mnookin. "Gestion des tensions en négociation des contrats et des conflits." Regards croisés sur les modes alternatifs de règlement des conflits. Ed. B. Brenneur et P. Cecchi-Diméglio. Paris: Bruylant et Larcier, 2014 (forthcoming)
  • Lempereur, Alain. "Médiation responsable." Regards croisés sur les modes alternatifs de règlement des conflits. 1 ed. Ed. B. Brenneur et P. Cecchi-Diméglio. Paris: Bruylant et Larcier, 2014 (forthcoming)
  • Lempereur, Alain, Colson, A., Okumura, T. The First Move. A Negotiator's Companion. 1st Japanese ed. Tokyo: Hakuto Shobo, 2014.
  • Lempereur, Alain. "When Negative Emotions Take Over Negotiations: A Responsible Framework for Analysis and Action." Human Capital Review (2014)
  • Benharda, I., Brett, J., Lempereur, A. "Gender and Role in Conflict Management: Women and Men Managers as Third Parties." Negotiation and Conflict Management Research 6. #2 (2013): 79-93.
  • Lempereur, Alain & Mahdavi, Amir. "Electing the Diplomatic Sheikh." Iran Wire 13 Jun 2013
  • Lempereur, Alain [阿兰•佩卡尔•朗珀勒], Colson, A., Chao, T.W. 谈判的艺术. Peking: Peking University Press, 2012.
  • Lempereur, Alain, Colson, A., Wetter E. Förhandlingsbart: Metodbok i förhandlingsteknik. 1st ed. Malmö: Liber, 2012.
  • Lempereur, Alain, Penvern, Y. "Le management de la diversité des parties prenantes." Encyclopédie des Diversités. 1st ed. Ed. J.M. Peretti. Caen, France: Ems Management et Société, 2012. 369-374.
  • Lempereur, Alain. "A Rhetorical Foundation of International Negotiations: Callieres on Peace Politics." Culture, Negotiation and International Conflict eJournal 2. 2 (2012): <Social Science Research Network>.
  • Lempereur, Alain. "Be a More Responsible Negotiator." Negotiation 14. 4 (2012): 8.
  • Lempereur, Alain. "Faciliter une négociation responsable: Un engagement personnel et organisationnel." Tous DRH. Les Responsabilités Ressources Humaines des Cadres et Dirigeants. 4th ed. Ed. J.M. Peretti. Paris, France: Eyrolles, 2012
  • Lempereur, Alain. "For an Archeology of Negotiation." Culture, Negotiation and International Conflict eJournal 2. 1 (2012): <Social Science Research Network>.
  • Lempereur, Alain. "For an Archeology of Negotiation." Harvard PON Working Paper 1995161, August 2012.
  • Lempereur, Alain. "Le Droit est Janus: dualité rhétorique entre coexistence et conflit." De la nouvelle rhétorique à la logique juridique. 1st ed. Ed. B. Frydman & M. Meyer. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 2012. 99-129.
  • Lempereur, Alain. "Responsible Negotiation: Exploring the Forest and the Tree." Journal of Global Responsibility 3. 2 (2012): 198-207.
  • Gelfand, M., Raver, J., Nishii, L., Leslie, L., Lun, J., alii, Lempereur, A. "Differences Between Tight and Loose Cultures: A 33-Nation Study." Science 332. 6033 (2011): 1100-1104.
  • Lempereur, Alain, Colson, A. "A Bridge to Lasting Peace: Post-Conflict Reconciliation and Mediation in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo." Mediation in Political Conflicts. Ed. J. Faget. England: Hart, 2011. 153-169.
  • Lempereur, Alain, Salzer, J., Colson, A. Medierea. 1st ed. Bucharest: C.H. Beck, 2011.
  • Lempereur, Alain, ed. Chaim Perelman. Ethique et droit. 2nd ed. Brussels, Belgium: Editions de l'Université de Bruxelles, 2011.
  • Lempereur, Alain. "A la recherche du fondement en négociation. La philosophie du questionnement." Entrer en négociation. Mélanges Christophe Dupont. Ed. A. Colson. Brussels, Belgium: Larcier, 2011. 101-124.
  • Lempereur, Alain. "Faciliter une solution négociée aux conflits." Revue française de Gestion 37, 210 (2011): 51-66.
  • Lempereur, Alain. "First Things First for Negotiators and Organizations." Journal of Decision Making and Negotiations 2011. November (2011): <Social Science Research Network>.
  • Lempereur, Alain. "Perelman ou la vie rhétorique du droit." Ethique et Droit. Ed. Perelman, Chaim. Brussels: Edition de l'Université de Bruxelles, 2011. 7-19.
  • Lempereur, Alain. "Préface: Le droit est d'abord le droit des gens." Médiation et techniques de négociation intégrative. 1 ed. Ed. Coralie Smets-Gary & Martine Becker. Brussels: Larcier, 2011. 9-18.
  • Lempereur, Alain. "Responsible Leadership," "Facilitation," "Mediation," "Negotiation," "Negomania." F T Lexicon. Financial Times ed. 2011.
  • Benharda, I., Brett, J., Lempereur, A. Gender and Role in Conflict Management: Female and Male Managers as Third Parties. Proc. of 23rd Annual Conference of the International Association for Conflict Management, , #1611863. Boston: Social Science Research Network, 2010.
  • Lempereur, Alain, Colson A., Pekar, M. The First Move. A Negotiator's Companion. Chichester, England: Wiley, 2010.
  • Lempereur, Alain, Colson, A. Méthode de négociation. Second ed. Paris: Dunod, 2010.
  • Lempereur, Alain, Salzer, J., Colson, A. Método de Mediacion. Mexico City, Mexico: Hachette, 2010.
  • Lempereur, Alain. "First Things First for Negotiators and Organizations." Human Capital Review October. (2010)
  • Lempereur, Alain, Colson, A., Duzert, Y. Método de Negociaçao. 1st ed. Sao Paulo: Atlas, 2009.
  • Lempereur, Alain, Colson, A., Robiolle, F. مذاکره پیش اندیش روشی نوین. Teheran, Iran: Shirazeh, 2009.
  • Lempereur, Alain, Colson, A., Sikharulidze, T. A Negotiation Method. (in Georgian), Tbilissi, Georgia: GCI, 2009.
  • Lempereur, Alain, Sebenius, J., Duzert, Y. Manual de negociacoes complexas. Rio, Brazil: FGV, 2009.
  • Lempereur, Alain, ed. Le Leadership responsable. Paris: Gualino, 2009.
  • Lempereur, Alain. "Corporations can learn from foundations." Philanthropie (2009).
  • Lempereur, Alain. "La réconciliation entre ennemis est possible: voir, communiquer et agir autrement." Introduction à la psychologie positive. Ed. J. Lecomte. Paris, France: Dunod, 2009. 271-285.
  • Lempereur, Alain. "Le questionnement comme philosophie fondatrice de la négociation." Négociations 10. (2009): 69-80.
  • Lempereur, Alain. "Leading Successful Negotiation on Behalf of Europe. An Analysis of the EC High-Ranking Officials' Practices." European Review 17. 3/4 (2009): 541-568.
  • Lempereur, Alain. "Towards Leaders' Reconciliation in Post-Conflict: Six Success Factors for Effective Facilitation," Cergy: Essec Research Paper, 2009.
  • Susskind, L., Duzert, Y., Lempereur, A. Faciliter la concertation. Paris, France: Eyrolles, 2009.
  • Colson, A., Lempereur, A. "Un pont vers une paix durable. Réconciliation et médiation post-conflit au Burundi et en RD Congo." Négociations 1. (2008): 13-28.
  • Lempereur, Alain, Colson, A., ed. Négociations européennes. Paris: A2C, 2008.
  • Lempereur, Alain, Salzer, J., Colson, A. Méthode de médiation. 1st ed. Paris: Dunod, 2008.
  • Lempereur, Alain, Bensimon, S., ed. La Médiation. Modes d'emploi. Paris: A2C, 2007.
  • Lempereur, Alain. "Négocier en amont pour bâtir le changement ensemble." L'Art de l'innovation. Ed. N. Mottis. Paris: L'Harmattan, 2007. 83-87.
  • Lempereur, Alain. "Pour une philosophie de la négociation." La Négociation post-moderne. Ed. C. Dupont. Paris, France: Publibook, 2006. 163-174.
  • Lempereur, Alain. "Towards a Negotiating State in France." Comparative Studies in Public Conflict Resolution, Seoul, South Korea. KDI School, 2005.
  • Lempereur, Alain. New Trends in Negotiation Teaching. Proc. of Harvard PON - Essec Irene Conference. Paris, France: CDrom, 2005.
  • Adair, W., Brett, J., Lempereur, A., Lytle, A., Okumura, T., Shikhirev, P., Tinsley, C. "Culture and Negotiation Strategy." Negotiation Journal 20. 1 (2004): 87-111.
  • Lempereur, A., Sebenius, J., ed. Revue Française de Gestion. Special Issue on "Négociation," Paris: Lavoisier, 151, 2004.
  • Lempereur, Alain. "Comment déchiffrer l'évolution des rapports de force en négociation." Revue française de Gestion 151. (2004): 123-138.
  • Lempereur, Alain. "Innovation in Teaching Negotiation. Towards a Relevant Use of Multimedia Tools." International Negotiation 9. 1 (2004): 141-160.
  • Lempereur, Alain. "Negocierea si medierea in Franta." Studia. Universitatis Babes-Bolyai 59. 1-2 (2004): 35-51.
  • Lempereur, Alain. "Négociation: au-delà d'une vision déformante de l'autre et de soi." La Revue des Sciences de Gestion 208-209. (2004): 41-48.
  • Wolpe, H., McDonald, S., Nindorera, E., McClintock, E., al., Lempereur, A. "Rebuilding Peace and State Capacity in War-torn Burundi." The Round Table 93. 375 (2004): 457-67.
  • Beaufort, Viviane de; Lempereur, Alain. "Negotiating Mergers and Acquisitions in the European Union." International Business Negotiations. Ed. P. Ghauri & J.C. Usunier. Oxford, England: Pergamon, 2003
  • Felice, Fortuné de. Lempereur, Alain, ed. Négociation. Cergy, France: Essec, 2003.
  • Hotman, Jean. Lempereur, Alain, ed. L’Ambassadeur. Cergy, France: Essec, 2003.
  • Lempereur, Alain, Scodellaro, M. "Conflits d'intérêts économiques entre avocats et clients: la question des honoraires." Recueil Dalloz 21. 7118 (2003): 1380-1385.
  • Lempereur, Alain, ed. Personnel. Paris: Special issue on "Négociation dans les relations sociales", ANDCP, 438, 2003.
  • Lempereur, Alain. "Identifying Some Obstacles from Intuition to a Successful Mediation Process," Cergy: Essec Research Paper, 2003.
  • Lempereur, Alain. "Le médiateur comme modèle éthique." Médiations et Sociétés 3. (2003): 4-7.
  • Lempereur, Alain. "Parallélisme de style entre professeur et dirigeant. Pour une nouvelle approche du leadership." Humanisme et Entreprise 260. (2003): 33-49.
  • Callières, François de. Lempereur, Alain, ed. De la manière de négocier avec les souverains. Geneva: Droz, 2002.
  • Lempereur, Alain. "A Rhetorical Foundation of International Negotiations. Callières on Peace Politics," Cergy: Essec Research Paper, 2002.
  • Lempereur, Alain. "Updating Negotiation Teaching through the Use of Multimedia Tools." International Association for Conflict Management, Salt Lake City. Social Science Research Network, 2002.
  • Lempereur, Alain. Towards a Dialogue between Conflict Theories and Practices across Paradigms and Cultures. Proc. of 14th Annual Conference of the International Conference of Conflict Management. Paris: CDrom, Essec, 2001.
  • Lempereur, Alain. Modèles de médiateurs et médiateur-modèle. Cergy, France: Essec, 2000.
  • Lempereur, Alain, ed. Manuel de négociation dans l'administration publique (ENA). With CDrom, Paris: ESSEC, 1999.
  • Lempereur, Alain, in J.B. Gray ed.. "Arbitration," "Dispute Resolution," "Mediation in Criminal Law," "Perelman." The Philosophy of Law. An Encyclopedia. 1999.
  • Brett, J., Adair, W., Lempereur, A., Lytle, A., Okumura, T., Shikhirev, P. "Culture and Joint Gains in Negotiation." Negotiation Journal 14. 1 (1998): 61-86.
  • Lempereur, Alain, Carlo, L. de. "La Francilienne." 1998 <www.innovations-transports.fr/IMG/pdf/082-S97MT48.pdf>.
  • Lempereur, Alain. "La technique de conciliation." Gazette du Palais 277/279. (1998).
  • Lempereur, Alain. "Negotiation and Mediation in France: The Challenge of Skill-Based Learning and Interdisciplinary Research in Legal Education." Harvard Negotiation Law Review 3 (1998): 151-174.
  • Lempereur, Alain. "Legal Questioning and Problem Solving." Diss. S.J.D., Harvard Law School, May 1995.
  • Lempereur, Alain, ed. Argumentation. Special issue on "Legal Argument", Dordrecht: Reidel, 5 1992.
  • Lempereur, Alain. "May Law Be Founded on Questioning?." Diss. LL.M., Harvard Law School, May 1992.
  • Lempereur, Alain, ed. Argumentation. Colloque de Cerisy. Liège, Belgium: Mardaga, 1991.
  • Lempereur, Alain. "Gulf War, or Battle?." Diplomatic Gazette (1991): 21-24.
  • Lempereur, Alain. "Law: From Foundation to Argumentation." Communication & Cognition (1991): 97-110.
  • Lempereur, Alain. "Paix entre les nations, à travers Raymond Aron." Libéralisme (1991): 59-76.
  • Lempereur, Alain, ed. L'Homme et la Rhétorique. Paris, France: Méridiens-Klincksieck, 1990.
  • Lempereur, Alain, ed. Revue Internationale de Philosophie. Special Issue on "Le Questionnement"/"Questioning," 174, 295-495 1990.
  • Lempereur, Alain. "European Safety and Institutional Coherence." Diplomatic Gazette (1990): 15-16.
  • Lempereur, Alain. "Métaphore et communication en sciences humaines." R.B.P.H 58. (1990): 608-621.
  • Meyer, Michel, Lempereur, A., ed. Figures et conflits rhétoriques. Brussels, Belgium: Ed. Université de Bruxelles, 1990.
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Profile

Mediator and negotiation expert, Alain Lempereur is the Alan B. Slifka Professor and Director of the Coexistence and Conflict Program at The Heller School for Social Policy and Management. He is an Affiliated Faculty and Executive Committee Member of the Program on Negotiation (PON) at Harvard Law School. He published a dozen books, namely the bestseller "The First Move. A Negotiator’s Companion" that appeared in ten languages. His PON research addresses responsible negotiation and leadership.

For 20 years, in over 50 countries, he has run research, executive education and consulting missions for international organizations (EBU, OECD, UNDP, UNEP, UNITAR, etc.), national governments, global consulting firms (The Boston Consulting Group, McKinsey, etc.) or corporations (Airbus, EDF, Faurecia, Sanofi-Pasteur, Vivendi, etc.). He belongs to the UN mediators' network.

In partnership with the Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC, he developed the Negotiators of the World programs, supporting post-conflict work through the Burundi Leadership Training Program (2003-2007) and the DR Congo Cohesive Leadership Initiative (2006-2011). He also facilitated stakeholders’ meetings for the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (2009-2011). Since 2012, he has contributed to the Karama Network in Jordan and Libya and to the Shades Negotiation program for Israelis and Palestinians. He launched two capacity-building organizations: CO-DEV (France) and CO-DEV, Inc. (USA).

In 1995, he established at Essec a European negotiation institute (Irene) that he ran until 2009. He created and consolidated the negotiation teaching at ENA French government school (1997-2010) and at the European Commission (2004-2010), both programs still running today. In 2009, he became the Essec Negotiation and Mediation Chair Professor, and in 2011, The Financial Times designated him "Professor of the Week" for his contribution to negotiation and mediation.

He was a visiting professor at Harvard Law School. He also taught at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts University), the Afghan Institute of Diplomacy, the Cameroon Institute of International Relations, the Cyprus International Institute for Management, the Lebanese University, the Universities of Brussels, Corsica, Mannheim, Mons and Paris II and V, and ENPC-ParisTech.

He graduated from Brussels University (MA Law ’88, MA Phil ’89) and from Harvard University (Fulbright Fellow ’91, Frank Boas ’91, LL.M. waived ’93, S.J.D. ’95). Alain and his wife, Michele, have three children Daria, Henri, and Emery.

 

Degrees

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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