Roger Fisher as a teacher and founder of mediation in America is hereby honored as a Master Of Mediation.
Roger specialized in mediation, negotiation and conflict management, educated us all on resolution principles. He was the co-author (with William Ury) “Getting to YES,” the classic book on "interest-based" negotiation, as well as numerous other publications. After finishing his law degree at Harvard, arguing several cases before US Supreme Court. He worked on both national and international disputes. He returned to Harvard Law School.
After seeing so many costly and frustrating disputes as a litigator, Fisher help develop the art and science of how we manage our conflicts as humans and as professionals . Fisher led the Harvard Negotiation Project and began interviewing professional negotiators in order to understand their successful techniques.
Like Alternative Law mediators, Roger believed in putting theories into practice. Assisting individuals and companies with actual disputes was critical to developing his insights and practical problem resolution tools. This tradition at the Harvard Negotiation Project produced a national and world wide community of well trained collaborative thinkers including those of us at Alternative Law.