Other Teaching and Training Material | 2004

Great Negotiator 2002: Lakhdar Brahimi

by James K. Sebenius and Kristin Schneeman


The Program on Negotiation honored Ambassador Brahimi in events on October 2, 2002. These began with an in-depth faculty-moderated discussion with a group of students, faculty, and guests at Harvard Business School. On the evening of the 2nd, Ambassador Brahimi received the Great Negotiator Award at a formal dinner at Harvard Law School. This DVD features excerpts from the award discussion with Ambassador Brahimi.

On the DVD, Ambassador Brahimi speaks from personal experience about strategies, tactics, and lessons learned as UN Special Envoy to Afghanistan both before and after the fall of the Taliban; and about general negotiation issues such as knowing what is and what isn't negotiable, taking account of outside players in a negotiation, the role of deadlines in negotiation, negotiating with parties together or separately, and knowing when to continue negotiating and when to walk away.

Keywords: Negotiation; Learning; Strategy; Afghanistan;


Sebenius, James K., and Kristin Schneeman. "Great Negotiator 2002: Lakhdar Brahimi." Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, 2004. Video. (DVD.)