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William Ury

Author, Mediator & Co-Founder of Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School

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 William Ury Biography

William Ury co-founded Harvard's Program on Negotiation and is currently a Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Harvard Negotiation Project. He is the author of "The Power of a Positive No" (2007) and co-author (with Roger Fisher and Bruce Patton) of "Getting to Yes," an eight-million-copy bestseller translated into over 30 languages. "No other book in the field comes close to its impact on the way practitioners, teachers, researchers, and the public approach negotiation," comments the National Institute on Dispute Resolution. Ury is also author of the award-winning "Getting Past No and Getting To Peace" (released in paperback under the title "The Third Side.")

Over the last 30 years, Ury has served as a negotiation adviser and mediator in conflicts ranging from corporate mergers to wildcat strikes in a Kentucky coal mine to ethnic wars in the Middle East, the Balkans, and the former Soviet Union. With former president Jimmy Carter, he co- founded the International Negotiation Network, a non-governmental body seeking to end civil wars around the world. During the 1980s, he helped the US and Soviet governments create nuclear crisis centers designed to avert an accidental nuclear war. In that capacity, he served as a consultant to the Crisis Management Center at the White House. Ury has served as a third party in helping to end a civil war in Aceh, Indonesia, and helping to prevent one in Venezuela.

Ury has taught negotiation to tens of thousands of corporate executives, labor leaders, diplomats and military officers around the world. He helps organizations endeavor to reach mutually profitable agreements with customers, suppliers, unions, and joint-venture partners.

Ury is also co-founder of the e-Parliament, which offers the 25,000 members of congress and parliament around the world an Internet-based forum in which they can tackle global problems such as climate change and energy efficiency. Time magazine described it as a "Google for global politics."

His most recent project is the Abraham Path Initiative, which seeks to build bridges between cultures and faiths by opening a walking trail and cultural route in the Middle East that retraces the footsteps of Abraham and his family...ABC's Christiane Amanpour calls it "an unprecedented initiative to break down barriers and foster communication in the most divided region of the world."

Ury is the recipient of the Whitney North Seymour Award from the American Arbitration Association and the Distinguished Service Medal from the Russian Parliament. His work has been widely featured in the media from The New York Times to the Financial Times and from CNN to the BBC. He has a popular TED talk entitled "The Walk from No to Yes."

Trained as a social anthropologist, with a B.A. from Yale and a Ph.D. from Harvard, Ury has carried out his research on negotiation not only in the boardroom and at the bargaining table but also among the Bushmen of the Kalahari and the clan warriors of New Guinea.

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  • Getting to Yes: Negotiating Successful Agreements

  • Dealing With Difficult People

  • Getting to Yes, 1/2 day seminar

  • Winning Strategies to Achieve An Optimal Agreement

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William Ury

Author, Mediator & Co-Founder of Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School

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William Ury Biography

William Ury co-founded Harvard's Program on Negotiation and is currently a Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Harvard Negotiation Project. He is the author of "The Power of a Positive No" (2007) and co-author (with Roger Fisher and Bruce Patton) of "Getting to Yes," an eight-million-copy bestseller translated into over 30 languages. "No other book in the field comes close to its impact on the way practitioners, teachers, researchers, and the public approach negotiation," comments the National Institute on Dispute Resolution. Ury is also author of the award-winning "Getting Past No and Getting To Peace" (released in paperback under the title "The Third Side.")

Over the last 30 years, Ury has served as a negotiation adviser and mediator in conflicts ranging from corporate mergers to wildcat strikes in a Kentucky coal mine to ethnic wars in the Middle East, the Balkans, and the former Soviet Union. With former president Jimmy Carter, he co- founded the International Negotiation Network, a non-governmental body seeking to end civil wars around the world. During the 1980s, he helped the US and Soviet governments create nuclear crisis centers designed to avert an accidental nuclear war. In that capacity, he served as a consultant to the Crisis Management Center at the White House. Ury has served as a third party in helping to end a civil war in Aceh, Indonesia, and helping to prevent one in Venezuela.

Ury has taught negotiation to tens of thousands of corporate executives, labor leaders, diplomats and military officers around the world. He helps organizations endeavor to reach mutually profitable agreements with customers, suppliers, unions, and joint-venture partners.

Ury is also co-founder of the e-Parliament, which offers the 25,000 members of congress and parliament around the world an Internet-based forum in which they can tackle global problems such as climate change and energy efficiency. Time magazine described it as a "Google for global politics."

His most recent project is the Abraham Path Initiative, which seeks to build bridges between cultures and faiths by opening a walking trail and cultural route in the Middle East that retraces the footsteps of Abraham and his family...ABC's Christiane Amanpour calls it "an unprecedented initiative to break down barriers and foster communication in the most divided region of the world."

Ury is the recipient of the Whitney North Seymour Award from the American Arbitration Association and the Distinguished Service Medal from the Russian Parliament. His work has been widely featured in the media from The New York Times to the Financial Times and from CNN to the BBC. He has a popular TED talk entitled "The Walk from No to Yes."

Trained as a social anthropologist, with a B.A. from Yale and a Ph.D. from Harvard, Ury has carried out his research on negotiation not only in the boardroom and at the bargaining table but also among the Bushmen of the Kalahari and the clan warriors of New Guinea.

William Ury Videos

  • William Ury: "Getting to Yes with Yourself" | Talks At Google - YouTube
  • The walk from "no" to "yes" | William Ury - YouTube
  • The power of listening | William Ury | TEDxSanDiego - YouTube

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William Ury Speaking Topics

  • Getting to Yes: Negotiating Successful Agreements

  • Dealing With Difficult People

  • Getting to Yes, 1/2 day seminar

  • Winning Strategies to Achieve An Optimal Agreement

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  • How to book William Ury?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like William Ury for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for William Ury, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for William Ury or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book William Ury?

    Booking fees for William Ury, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire William Ury, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for William Ury?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like William Ury for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book William Ury for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent William Ury or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for William Ury or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

William Ury is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book William Ury for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. William Ury generally travels from Boulder, CO, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Geoffrey Canada, Peter Diamandis, Sheryl WuDunn, Edward Tenner and Mikko Hypponen. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling William Ury for an upcoming event.

William Ury Speaker Videos

  • William Ury: "Getting to Yes with Yourself" | Talks At Google - YouTube
    The walk from "no" to "yes" | William Ury - YouTube
  • The power of listening | William Ury | TEDxSanDiego - YouTube
    William Ury, "Getting to Yes with Yourself"

William Ury Speaking Topics

  • Getting to Yes: Negotiating Successful Agreements

  • Dealing With Difficult People

  • Getting to Yes, 1/2 day seminar

  • Winning Strategies to Achieve An Optimal Agreement

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