Dr. Joshua N. Weiss is the co-founder, with William Ury, of the Global Negotiation Initiative at Harvard University and a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Negotiation Project. He is also the Director and creator of the Master of Science degree in Leadership and Negotiation at Bay Path University. He received his Ph.D. from the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University in 2002.
Dr. Weiss has spoken and published on Negotiation, Mediation, and systemic approaches to dealing with conflict. In his current capacity, he conducts research, consults with many different types of organizations, delivers negotiation and mediation trainings, and courses, and engages in negotiation and mediation at the organizational, corporate, government, and international levels.
Dr. Weiss’ most recent book, called Trouble at the Watering Hole: The Adventures of Emo and Chickie, is geared toward children and designed to teach them negotiation skills through a story format. The book is for 5 to 10-year-olds. The next book in the series, with a focus on bullying, will be published in 2018.
Dr. Weiss is the creator of a number of innovative products that use the power of present-day technology to convey negotiation to a broad audience. In addition to teaching numerous synchronous and asynchronous courses and trainings online, he has developed two products of note. The first is the Negotiation Tip of the Week (NTOW) podcast. The second is the Negotiator In You Audiobook and eBook series. The NTOW was in the top 100 iTunes Business Podcasts from 2007 to 2010 and was downloaded over 2 million times during that period. The Negotiator In You series was published in January 2012 and was in the iTunes top audiobook category for two months. An addition to the series, specifically for salespeople, was published in January of 2013.
Finally, Dr. Weiss has conducted trainings and consulted with a number of organizations, companies, and governmental entities, including: Microsoft, General Motors, United Auto Workers, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, Novellus, Christies Art Auction House, CDM Smith, Genzyme, Harvard University, Yale Medical School, United Nations (multiple departments), the US Government (State Department, Transportation Security Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency), and various state governments.
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WHICH WAY FORWARD?
By Dr. Joshua N. Weiss
(VDM Verlag, 2008)
How do some of the most prominent mediators of our time, including Nobel Peace Prize winner and former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, former Finnish President Marti Ahtisarri, and many U.S. and U.N. Ambassadors work to prevent and transform conflict? In this book, major figures in international mediation reveal insights and intricate details about their own individual peacemaking strategies.
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