Samuel Passow

Founder & Managing Director
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Samuel Passow was trained as a negotiator and mediator in the United States at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and the Kennedy School of Government (1995-1997) where he received a Masters Degree in Public Administration and was a Research Fellow and case writer at the Harvard Center for Business and Government.

As a PhD candidate, Samuel headed the consultancy and training program of the Conflict Analysis Research Centre in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent where he created the Negotiation Lab in 2006.

A broadcaster; business journalist; crisis management consultant; and negotiation trainer, Samuel has worked with over 50 governments, corporations and multi-lateral organizations for the past 48 years. He is the author of numerous books and articles on negotiation, mediation, crisis management and international trade.

Samuel has been teaching negotiation and mediation at universities for the past 22 years. He has lectured at the London School of Economics and Political Science; the School for Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London; the University of Kent Business School; Kingston University (London) Business School in Moscow; the Lancaster University Management School; Canterbury Christ Church University Law School; the University of Amsterdam Law School and the Moscow School of Civic Education.

Samuel has written and lectured extensively on international trade, conflict resolution and crisis management. His articles and case studies have appeared in The New York Times; The Wall Street Journal; Investor's Business Daily, The Financial Times, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian; The Australian; Euromoney and Institutional Investor magazines; The Harvard Business School and The Harvard Kennedy School of Government Case Programs. His work is cited in over two-dozen books on negotiation, mediation, international trade and crisis management.

In the field of crisis management, Samuel worked as an investigator for The Control Risks Group from 1982-1986; Kroll Associates 1987-1997; and the Risk Advisory Group in 1998.

Samuel is co-author of two books entitled “Mediation in the Workplace” and “Conduct & Discipline”, published by Wolters Kluwers (UK) Ltd. (2004), and is co-editor of a book published by Invest in Sweden and UNCTAD entitled “What’s Next? Strategic Views on Foreign Direct Investment” (2005).

Samuel has served as an Assistant Director, Head of Research and a member of the teaching faculty for the London-based Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) 1998-2000, Head of Research and on the teaching faculty for the Bristol-based ADR Group 2000-2003, and a member of the working committee that set up the UK Civil Mediation Council 2002-2003. He served on the Mediation  Panel of the Canterbury Christ Church University Mediation Centre from 2009-2013.

In addition to his Master’s Degree from Harvard in 1996, Samuel received a joint-Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism and Political Science from Temple University in Philadelphia and the London School of Economics and Political Science 1974. He also holds a Post-Graduate Certificate in Higher Education from the University of Kent and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK 2009.

Samuel is a member of the Civil Mediation Council in the UK and was trained and accredited as a mediator in England by CEDR in1999, the ADR Group in 2002 and Regents College School of Psychotherapy and Counselling in 2000. He is also an accredited mediator in Australia & New Zealand through LEADR.

Samuel is based in Canterbury, UK.


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