The Negotiation Strategies Institute / NSI works with leaders offering a unique platform for negotiation expertise, learning and practice.
With the academic sponsorship of the Harvard Negotiation Project working with leaders to enhance the capacity for effective and sophisticated negotiation practice and results; for that purpose NSI partnered with renowned experts and practitioners in the field, and with those who accomplished groundbreaking achievements in the world's most complex negotiations.
JAMES K. SEBENIUS / ACADEMIC CHAIR
Gordon Donaldson Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, Director of the Harvard Negotiation Project, Vice Chair of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, where he Chairs Harvard's annual Great Negotiator Award. Sebenius also co-directs the American Secretaries of State Project where he interviews all former US Secretaries of States on their most challenging negotiations. Author of 3D Negotiation (2006) and Kissinger the Negotiator (2018).
Founding Partner of Vantage Partners and Special Adviser to the Harvard Negotiation Project. Board Member of Mercy Corps. For many years, he had been the Senior Advisor to the Harvard Negotiation Project at Harvard Law School. As an expert in negotiation and relationship management, Mark was a co-founder and former Chairman of Conflict Management Group, a non-profit organization focused on disputes of international public concern. In 2004, CMG was merged into Mercy Corps.
SERGIO JARAMILLO CARO
Served as National Security Adviser (2010-2012) and High Commissioner for Peace of Colombia (2012-2016) under President Juan Manuel Santos. During that period he first led the secret negotiations with the country's largest guerrilla group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), that ended in the General Agreement of August 2012 (a framework agreement) and then, together with Humberto de la Calle, led the next phase of negotiations which concluded in the historic Final Agreement (a comprehensive agreement), signed in November of 2016. After overseeing the disarmament of the FARC, he was appointed Colombia's Ambassador to the European Union and the Kingdom of Belgium. Prior to 2010 Jaramillo served as Deputy Minister of Defence of Colombia (2006-2009) and Director of Ideas Para la Paz, a Bogotá based conflict resolution think-tank.
Senior Adviser to the Kennedy School Negotiation Project at the Harvard University; Principal at CMPartners; Senior Partner at Dragonfly Partners; and Teaching at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.