George Siedel

George Siedel

George J. Siedel is the Williamson Family Professor of Business Administration and Thurnau Professor of Business Law at the University of Michigan.  Following completion of his graduate legal studies at Cambridge University and the University of Michigan, he worked as an attorney in a professional corporation. He has also served as Associate Dean of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. George’s national research awards include the Hoeber Award, the Ralph Bunche Award and the Maurer Award. He has served as Visiting Professor of Business Law at Stanford University, Visiting Professor of Business Administration at Harvard University, and Parsons Fellow at the University of Sydney Law School. He has been elected a Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University's Wolfson College and, as a Fulbright Scholar, he held a Distinguished Chair in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Over 600,000 learners have joined his free MOOC (“Massive Open Online Course”) on Successful Negotiation:  Essential Strategies and Skills offered by the University of Michigan and Coursera. The MOOC includes a video of a mediation with related commentary.

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Articles and Video:

BATNAs: A Practical Tool for Mediators and a Risk (06/04/18)
Understanding BATNAs is especially important in mediation because they provide disputing parties with power.

Miscellany: A Free Negotiation Teaching Package, Using Decision Trees in Mediation, and the Legality of BATNAs (03/07/18)
John Lande's recent article and blog on BATNAs raise two questions that are addressed in this article.