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Alain Pekar Lempereur

Alain Pekar Lempereur is a Professor at ESSEC Business School – Paris, where he is the Director of IRÉNÉ (the Institute for Research and Education on Negotiation in Europe). He is a Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School, where he has taught the negotiation workshop since 2002. He is a Special Fellow of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).

His books are devoted to negotiation (Negotiation Methods, with Aurélien Colson; La Négociation, Revue française de Gestion, with James Sebenius; Callières. De la Manière de négocier avec les souverains), to mediation (Modèles de médiateurs et Médiateur-modèle), and to persuasion (Argumentation; Legal Argument). He published articles in the Negotiation Journal, the Harvard Negotiation Law Review, International Negotiation, etc. His current research is devoted to mediation and the levels of transformation required in post-conflict situations, as well as to the early diplomats from the classical period.

He has given conferences and training sessions on negotiation and conflict resolution to diplomats, government and business leaders in more than 30 countries. He has been in charge of consulting missions for national and international administrations, including the European Commission, the FAO, UNDP, and the World Health Organization. He helps develop reconciliation and leadership programs in Africa, in Burundi and in D.R. Congo for example. He has also been a consultant for companies, like the Boston Consulting Group and McKinsey & Company

A graduate from the University of Brussels and a Fulbright Fellow, he received his S.J.D. from Harvard Law School. He and his wife, Michele, have three children, Daria, Henri and Emery.