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Bruce Allyn

Guest Speaker

Professional affiliation

Senior Fellow, Harvard Negotiation Project, Harvard Law School

Full Biography

Bruce Allyn is a senior fellow at the Harvard Negotiation Project and former director of the Harvard-Soviet Joint Study on Crisis Prevention. For three decades, Allyn has taught negotiation and mediation and served as a strategic advisor and negotiation trainer to national and state governments, corporate leadership teams, and nongovernmental organizations.

A highly respected mediator, Allyn worked with President Mikhail Gorbachev’s government on negotiations to reduce nuclear risk and reform foreign and domestic policy in the 1980s, and played a key role in bringing together top decision makers from the 1962 Cuban missile crisis for a series of unprecedented face-to-face dialogues in Cambridge (1987), Moscow (1989), and Havana (1992). He is a participant in the Working Group on the Future of U.S.-Russia Relations and the University Consortium, and has held positions as associate director of the Harvard Strengthening Democratic Institutions Project, program director of the Conflict Management Group, partner at Monitor Group, and consultant to NBC and ABC News.