Each year, the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School presents the Great Negotiator Award to an individual whose lifetime achievements in the field of negotiation and dispute resolution have had a significant and lasting impact. In 2004, the Program on Negotiation selected Ambassador Richard Holbrooke as the recipient of its Great Negotiator Award.

Ambassador Holbrooke is a highly regarded diplomat and negotiator perhaps best known for his central role in helping broker the 1995 Dayton Agreement following the 1992-95 war in Bosnia, as well as his leading role in resolving the multinational dispute over U.S. dues owed in arrears to the United Nations. Over his four-decade career, Ambassador Holbrooke has served as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Asia as well as for Europe, U.S. Ambassador to Germany, managing director of Lehman Brothers, managing editor of Foreign Policy, and director of the Peace Corps in Morocco. Ambassador Holbrooke’s success in some of the world’s most difficult negotiations has led to him receive seven nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize.

The Program on Negotiation honored Ambassador Holbrooke in events in October 2004. These began with an in-depth faculty-moderated discussion with an invited group of students, faculty and guests at Harvard Business School and concluded with Ambassador Holbrooke receiving the Great Negotiator Award at a formal dinner at Harvard Law School. This DVD features excerpts from both discussions with Ambassador Holbrooke.

View this short clip http://www.law.harvard.edu/media/2008/09/15/pon_greatneg2.rm and as a team research the profession and work of Richard Holbrooke. Write a paper on your findings.

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