Alain LEMPEREUR advances RESPONSIBLE NEGOTIATION AND MEDIATION worldwide in research, executive education and consulting. He shares his leadership research and field experience in his books "The First Move. A Negotiator’s Companion" and "Mediation: Negotiation by Other Moves," which are translated in many languages.
He is the Alan B. Slifka Professor of Conflict Resolution at Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management. He is also an executive committee member and an affiliate faculty of the Program on Negotiation (PON) at Harvard Law School, where he delivers PON Global executive seminars.
In the past 25 years in over 70 countries, he has conducted consulting missions and executive training for international organizations (EU, FAO, ICRC, MSF, OCHA, OECD, NRC, UNDP, UNEP, UNITAR, WHO, WWF, etc.), global consulting firms (The Boston Consulting Group, McKinsey, etc.) or corporations (Airbus, Faurecia, Hermes, Orange, Sanofi-Pasteur, Scientific-Atlanta, Vivendi, etc.), as well as national governments of 23 countries. He also launched three capacity-building organizations, including CO-DEV.
In partnership with the Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC, he developed the Negotiators of the World project to support leaders in Burundi and the DR Congo. He facilitated stakeholders’ meetings for the OECD, and was part of the UN Mediators' Network. He volunteers for the PON-supported Negotiation Strategies Institute.
He is an affiliated expert of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, and activity lead in the HHI Executive Negotiation Program for the UN-led Global Executive Leadership Initiative. He headed the scientific committee of the Humanitarian Negotiation Exchange, and consulted for the International Committee of the Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders (MSF), Conflict Dynamics International and the Center of Competence on Humanitarian Negotiation.
He was the founding director of the European negotiation institute "Irene," setting up the negotiation curriculum at the European Commission (2004) and Ena (1997), both programs still running today. He also became the Essec Negotiation and Mediation Chair Professor. Through the European University Institute (EUI), he continues to develop the responsible negotiation framework in Europe.
He was a visiting professor at Harvard University, and taught at the Afghan Institute of Diplomacy, the African Development University, the Algerian Institute of Diplomacy and International Affairs, the Cameroon Institute of International Relations, the College of Europe, the Cyprus International Institute for Management, the Ecole Polytechnique, the European University Institute, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, the Lebanese University, the Paris School of International Affairs - Sciences Po, ParisTech, the UN University for Peace, the Universities of Brussels, Corsica, Geneva, Mannheim, Mons, Paris II and V.
He graduated from Brussels University (M Law ’88, M Phil ’89) and from Harvard University (Fulbright Fellow & Frank Boas ’91, LL.M. ’93, SJD ’95, PON ’96 and ’97).