William Ury is co-founder of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, where he directs the Global Negotiation Project. He is co-author of the international bestseller Getting to Yes and the author of Getting Past No and The Third Side. Over the last twenty-five years, Dr. Ury has mediated between quarreling corporate divisions, battling unions, management and warring ethnic groups around the world. He has also served as a negotiation consultant to governments and dozens of Fortune 500 companies.
Dr. Ury is co-founder of the e-Parliament, a problem-solving forum and ideas bank for effective legislation, connecting members of congresses and parliaments around the world. His most recent project is the Abraham Path Initiative, which seeks to create a permanent path of tourism and pilgrimage in the Middle East that retraces the footsteps of Abraham, the unifying figure of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Trained as an anthropologist, Dr. Ury holds a B.A. from Yale and Ph.D. from Harvard.