Kevin R. Schock

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The Books and Literature Section of the Yearbook on Arbitration and Mediation normally reviews books that have been published within the last twelve months. However, the Yearbook is also committed to honoring the scholars that have led to the growth and development of the Alternative Dispute Resolution field. Roger Fisher could properly be considered a foundational scholar in the field of negotiation. Fisher was a law professor at Harvard law school, and published extensively on the topic of negotiation during his tenure. Additionally, Fisher served as the director of the Harvard Negotiation Project, and the Conflict Management Group; organizations devoted to studying and facilitating negotiations as diverse as custody agreements to international peace agreements. While all of Fisher’s professional accomplishments are noteworthy, Fisher is probably most famous for being one of the co-authors of the foundational work, Getting to Yes. Getting to Yes is arguably one of, if not the most famous, works on the topic of negotiation. Sadly, Roger Fisher died on August 25, 2012 at the age of ninety.



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