Alain Lempereur, SJD

Activity 1 Lead, HHI Executive Negotiation Project (ENP)
Core Faculty, HHI Global Executive Leadership Initiative (GELI)

Alain Lempereur is the Brandeis University’s Alan Slifka Chair Professor and Director of the Conflict Resolution and Coexistence Program, where he created the Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Management concentration. He is also an affiliate faculty and executive committee member of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School.

He headed the scientific committee of the Humanitarian Negotiation Exchange, and partnered with ICRC, MSF and CCHN. Through Conflict Dynamics International, he delivered humanitarian negotiation trainings for NRC and UNOCHA. In the past 25 years in over 70 countries, he has conducted consulting missions and executive training for international organizations (EU, OECD, UNEP, UNITAR, WHO, etc.), national governments, or organizations (BCG, McKinsey, Pasteur Institute, Sanofi-Pasteur, etc.).

He set up the Negotiators of the World project to support the Leadership Programs in Burundi and the DR Congo. He founded Irene – a European negotiation institute he led during fifteen years, creating the negotiation curriculum at the European Commission and the French National School of Administration (ENA), as the Essec Negotiation and Mediation Chair Professor. He facilitated stakeholders’ meetings for the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding, and trained Israeli and Palestinian leaders through the PON Negotiation Strategies Institute, Our Generation Speaks and Forward Thinking. He launched three capacity-building organizations, including CO-DEV.

His dozen books include The First Move. A Negotiator’s Companion, available in many languages. He contributed over 150 articles, book chapters and reports. His recent research and field expertise address responsible negotiation, mediation and leadership, especially in humanitarian negotiation.

He was a visiting faculty at Harvard, 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 European University Institute, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, IMS Geneva, the Lebanese University, the Sciences Po Paris School of International Affairs, ParisTech, the UN University for Peace in Costa Rica, the Universities of Brussels, Corsica, Mannheim, Mons, Paris II and V, and Zurich.

He graduated from Brussels University (M Law, M Phil.) and Harvard (Fulbright Fellow, LL.M. and SJD).