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    Thunderbird School of Global Management, Phoenix-Glendale, AZ Thunderbird is a highly regarded and sought out institution with nearly 70 years of experience producing graduates with a global mindset and a strong sense of social responsibility… Read More

  • Speakers

    The roster of speakers presenting at the Global Summit are among the finest minds available redefining the disciplines of negotiation, conflict resolution, trust, behavioral economics, contract, and collaboration theory… Read More

SPEAKERS

  • Michael Wheeler
    Michael Wheeler is the MBA Class of 1952 Professor of Management Practice at the Harvard Business School where teaches Negotiation as well as a variety of executive courses. In previous years he served as faculty chair of the first year MBA program and headed the required Negotiation course. He has also taught The Moral Leader; [...]
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  • Clark Freshman
    Clark Freshman is Professor of Law at the University of California-Hastings Law School.  He is a mediator, negotiation trainer, and expert witness on arbitration. Professor Freshman trains lawyers and negotiators in lie detection and emotional skills worldwide. Professor Freshman has been invited to speak on negotiation at Harvard Law School, Yale Law School, and many other law schools. An acknowledged [...]
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  • Moshe Cohen
    Moshe Cohen is the president and founder of The Negotiating Table, a training, mediation, and consulting firm in Boston, Massachusetts. Since 1995, Moshe has been teaching, mediating, coaching, writing, and speaking on the topics of negotiation, leadership, change management, influence, conflict resolution, mediation, facilitation, and communication. He teaches Negotiation and Leadership in the MBA program [...]
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  • Melkart Rouhana
    Melkart is a motivational & public speaker, Emotional Intelligence Assessor & Coach, NLP practitioner, Learning and Development Strategist, Executive Coach, Organizational culture researcher and expert in creating talent based organizations. He lead global presentations, openings, workshops and consulting projects for many organizations, institutions and colleges around the globe including but not limited to The Ritz-Carlton [...]
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  • Hajj Flemmings
    Hajj Flemmings is the founder of Brand Camp University, the largest personal branding conference in the Midwest with recent expansions into New York and Boston.  He is also the author of “The Brand YU Life: Re-thinking Who You Are Through Personal Brand Management”, which was selected as one of Fast Company Magazine 2008 Readers Choice Business Books [...]
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  • Dr. Eileen Borris
    As a political psychologist, Dr. Borris works with emerging democracies, helping nations of people reconcile centuries-old conflicts through forgiveness. Dr. Borris is the director of training and program development for the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy and has worked for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), [...]
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  • Stephen M. R. Covey
    Stephen M. R. Covey is co-founder and CEO of CoveyLink Worldwide. A sought-after and compelling keynote speaker and advisor on trust, leadership, ethics, and high performance, he speaks to audiences around the world. He is the author of The SPEED of Trust, a groundbreaking and paradigm-shifting book that challenges our age-old assumption that trust is [...]
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  • Robert Cialdini
    Dr. Robert Cialdini  has spent his entire career researching the science of influence earning him an international reputation as an expert in the fields of persuasion, compliance, and negotiation.  His books including, Influence: Science & Practice, are the result of decades of peer-reviewed research on why people comply with requests. Influence has sold over 2 million copies, is a New York [...]
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  • Chris Voss
     Chris Voss is an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business where he teaches business negotiation in the M.B.A. program. Chris is also the CEO of The Black Swan Group, a strategic business advisory firm that focuses on high-stakes business negotiation.  Prior to teaching at the McDonough School of Business, Chris taught [...]
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  • Hon. Prof. Hlengiwe Mkhize
    Hlengiwe Mkhize is the deputy minister of economic development for South Africa, and was formerly South Africa’s new Ambassador to the Netherlands. Ms. Mkhize studied at the University of Zululand and the University of Natal, where she obtained a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology. She used her profession and academic background to intensify campaigns against [...]
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  • Leonard Kopelman
    Leonard Kopelman is a lecturer at Harvard University.  He graduated cum laude from Harvard College and received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Harvard Law School.  He teaches Management at Harvard University where he holds the title of Lecturer.  He has taught at both Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School and won two teaching awards [...]
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  • Anita Kelly
    Anita Kelly is a professor of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame. She specializes in secrecy, self-disclosure, and self-presentation in psychotherapy and daily interactions. She expounds on this topic in her book The Psychology of Secrets. She is a Kaneb teaching Fellow committed to helping her students understand and improve their interactions with their [...]
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  • Amos Winbush III
    Amos Winbush III is the CEO and mastermind behind CyberSynchs, the world’s leading universal data transfer and Synchronization Company. It all began when Amos’ iPhone crashed; frustrated with no simple solution, he took charge of the problem and created a universal synchronization company with global reach.  Amos drives solutions. Under 30, Amos is one of the [...]
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  • Divya Narendra
    Divya is the CEO & founder of SumZero, which is the largest online community of buyside analysts in the world. SumZero was formed with the intent of changing the way professional investors share information. Since its inception in 2008, SumZero has grown to become the largest online community for hedge fund, mutual fund, and private [...]
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  • Dr. Lakshmi Balachandra
      Dr. Lakshmi Balachandra is a leading expert in improvisation, negotiation and entrepreneurial pitching.  She is Fellow in the Women and Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government where she examines the impact of gender on entrepreneurial success in acquiring early-stage funding.  Her research investigates the applications of improvisation and trust in negotiation [...]
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  • Dr. Karen Walch
    Dr. Karen Walch is an award-winning professor with extensive experience in the fields of insurance, law, tourism, and security studies. She holds a Ph.D. in International Political Economy and Negotiation. She was the editor of the Conflict Resolution Series: Central America—Continuity and Change, UW Press and has authored The Power of Understanding: Achieving Buoyancy for [...]
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  • Dr. Fernando Yepez
    Dr. Fernando Yepez is the global engagement program manager for PriceWaterhouseCoopers, where he assists with the firm’s internal organization design as well as the deployment of a network of client service delivery centers (SDCs) around the globe. He specializes in Strategic Planning, Change Management, Business Transformation, Finance Business Solutions, Shared Services, and Enterprise Performance Management. Fernando is a [...]
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  • Bruce L. Hay
    Bruce Hay is professor of law at Harvard Law School and former chair of the Harvard University Advisory Committee on Shareholder Responsibility. His research interests include economic analysis of law, evidence, legal ethics, and legal procedure. He teaches courses on subjects ranging from civil procedure, evidence and environmental law to the legal profession, ethics, and [...]
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  • Edgardo Pappacena
    Edgardo Pappacena is PriceWaterhouseCooper’s Global Business Model Transformation Leader, responsible for the firm’s globalization strategy to create new business models and global delivery solutions across the PwC global network. He also leads PwC’s transformation strategies related to Data & Analytics services and capabilities. Prior to his current role, Mr. Pappacena was PwC’s Global Chief Strategy [...]
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  • Andre Bisasor
    Andre Bisasor is founder of the Negotiation and Leadership Conference held annually at Harvard University which is broadly recognized as one of the most influential gatherings of thought leaders on negotiation in the world. He is also Chairman of the Harvard Negotiation Alumni Society. He is the President of the Institute for Negotiation Leadership and Diplomacy, [...]
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  • Dr. Lakshmi Balachandra
      Dr. Lakshmi Balachandra is a leading expert in improvisation, negotiation and entrepreneurial pitching.  She is Fellow in the Women and Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government where she examines the impact of gender on entrepreneurial success in acquiring early-stage funding.  Her research investigates the applications of improvisation and trust in negotiation [...]
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  • Leonard Kopelman
    Leonard Kopelman is a lecturer at Harvard University.  He graduated cum laude from Harvard College and received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Harvard Law School.  He teaches Management at Harvard University where he holds the title of Lecturer.  He has taught at both Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School and won two teaching awards [...]
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  • Bruce L. Hay
    Bruce Hay is professor of law at Harvard Law School and former chair of the Harvard University Advisory Committee on Shareholder Responsibility. His research interests include economic analysis of law, evidence, legal ethics, and legal procedure. He teaches courses on subjects ranging from civil procedure, evidence and environmental law to the legal profession, ethics, and [...]
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  • Robert Cialdini
    Dr. Robert Cialdini  has spent his entire career researching the science of influence earning him an international reputation as an expert in the fields of persuasion, compliance, and negotiation.  His books including, Influence: Science & Practice, are the result of decades of peer-reviewed research on why people comply with requests. Influence has sold over 2 million copies, is a New York [...]
    View post
  • Melkart Rouhana
    Melkart is a motivational & public speaker, Emotional Intelligence Assessor & Coach, NLP practitioner, Learning and Development Strategist, Executive Coach, Organizational culture researcher and expert in creating talent based organizations. He lead global presentations, openings, workshops and consulting projects for many organizations, institutions and colleges around the globe including but not limited to The Ritz-Carlton [...]
    View post
  • Moshe Cohen
    Moshe Cohen is the president and founder of The Negotiating Table, a training, mediation, and consulting firm in Boston, Massachusetts. Since 1995, Moshe has been teaching, mediating, coaching, writing, and speaking on the topics of negotiation, leadership, change management, influence, conflict resolution, mediation, facilitation, and communication. He teaches Negotiation and Leadership in the MBA program [...]
    View post
  • Hon. Prof. Hlengiwe Mkhize
    Hlengiwe Mkhize is the deputy minister of economic development for South Africa, and was formerly South Africa’s new Ambassador to the Netherlands. Ms. Mkhize studied at the University of Zululand and the University of Natal, where she obtained a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology. She used her profession and academic background to intensify campaigns against [...]
    View post
  • Edgardo Pappacena
    Edgardo Pappacena is PriceWaterhouseCooper’s Global Business Model Transformation Leader, responsible for the firm’s globalization strategy to create new business models and global delivery solutions across the PwC global network. He also leads PwC’s transformation strategies related to Data & Analytics services and capabilities. Prior to his current role, Mr. Pappacena was PwC’s Global Chief Strategy [...]
    View post
  • Hajj Flemmings
    Hajj Flemmings is the founder of Brand Camp University, the largest personal branding conference in the Midwest with recent expansions into New York and Boston.  He is also the author of “The Brand YU Life: Re-thinking Who You Are Through Personal Brand Management”, which was selected as one of Fast Company Magazine 2008 Readers Choice Business Books [...]
    View post
  • Divya Narendra
    Divya is the CEO & founder of SumZero, which is the largest online community of buyside analysts in the world. SumZero was formed with the intent of changing the way professional investors share information. Since its inception in 2008, SumZero has grown to become the largest online community for hedge fund, mutual fund, and private [...]
    View post
  • Anita Kelly
    Anita Kelly is a professor of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame. She specializes in secrecy, self-disclosure, and self-presentation in psychotherapy and daily interactions. She expounds on this topic in her book The Psychology of Secrets. She is a Kaneb teaching Fellow committed to helping her students understand and improve their interactions with their [...]
    View post
  • Chris Voss
     Chris Voss is an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business where he teaches business negotiation in the M.B.A. program. Chris is also the CEO of The Black Swan Group, a strategic business advisory firm that focuses on high-stakes business negotiation.  Prior to teaching at the McDonough School of Business, Chris taught [...]
    View post
  • Dr. Karen Walch
    Dr. Karen Walch is an award-winning professor with extensive experience in the fields of insurance, law, tourism, and security studies. She holds a Ph.D. in International Political Economy and Negotiation. She was the editor of the Conflict Resolution Series: Central America—Continuity and Change, UW Press and has authored The Power of Understanding: Achieving Buoyancy for [...]
    View post
  • Dr. Eileen Borris
    As a political psychologist, Dr. Borris works with emerging democracies, helping nations of people reconcile centuries-old conflicts through forgiveness. Dr. Borris is the director of training and program development for the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy and has worked for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), [...]
    View post
  • Clark Freshman
    Clark Freshman is Professor of Law at the University of California-Hastings Law School.  He is a mediator, negotiation trainer, and expert witness on arbitration. Professor Freshman trains lawyers and negotiators in lie detection and emotional skills worldwide. Professor Freshman has been invited to speak on negotiation at Harvard Law School, Yale Law School, and many other law schools. An acknowledged [...]
    View post
  • Amos Winbush III
    Amos Winbush III is the CEO and mastermind behind CyberSynchs, the world’s leading universal data transfer and Synchronization Company. It all began when Amos’ iPhone crashed; frustrated with no simple solution, he took charge of the problem and created a universal synchronization company with global reach.  Amos drives solutions. Under 30, Amos is one of the [...]
    View post
  • Stephen M. R. Covey
    Stephen M. R. Covey is co-founder and CEO of CoveyLink Worldwide. A sought-after and compelling keynote speaker and advisor on trust, leadership, ethics, and high performance, he speaks to audiences around the world. He is the author of The SPEED of Trust, a groundbreaking and paradigm-shifting book that challenges our age-old assumption that trust is [...]
    View post
  • Dr. Fernando Yepez
    Dr. Fernando Yepez is the global engagement program manager for PriceWaterhouseCoopers, where he assists with the firm’s internal organization design as well as the deployment of a network of client service delivery centers (SDCs) around the globe. He specializes in Strategic Planning, Change Management, Business Transformation, Finance Business Solutions, Shared Services, and Enterprise Performance Management. Fernando is a [...]
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  • JoAn Risdon
    JoAn Risdon is the dynamic force behind Smart Image Media, a leading marketing and brand strategy firm with its home base in Phoenix, Arizona. JoAn’s 30 years of experience in business, marketing management, and graphic design enable her to strategically position business and personal brands for measurable growth. She thrives on creating emotional connections between brands [...]
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  • Michael Wheeler
    Michael Wheeler is the MBA Class of 1952 Professor of Management Practice at the Harvard Business School where teaches Negotiation as well as a variety of executive courses. In previous years he served as faculty chair of the first year MBA program and headed the required Negotiation course. He has also taught The Moral Leader; [...]
    View post

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  • Amos Winbush III

    Amos Winbush III is the CEO and mastermind behind CyberSynchs, the world’s leading universal data transfer and Synchronization Company. It ...

    Leonard Kopelman

    Leonard Kopelman is a lecturer at Harvard University.  He graduated cum laude from Harvard College and received his Doctor of ...

  • Melkart Rouhana

    Melkart is a motivational & public speaker, Emotional Intelligence Assessor & Coach, NLP practitioner, Learning and Development Strategist, Executive Coach, ...

    Edgardo Pappacena

    Edgardo Pappacena is PriceWaterhouseCooper’s Global Business Model Transformation Leader, responsible for the firm’s globalization strategy to create new business models ...

    Dr. Fernando Yepez

    Dr. Fernando Yepez is the global engagement program manager for PriceWaterhouseCoopers, where he assists with the firm’s internal organization design ...