Bruce Allyn

Bruce Allyn is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Russia Negotiation Initiative at the Harvard Negotiation Project and former Director of the Harvard-Soviet Joint Study on Crisis Prevention. For three decades, Allyn has taught negotiation and mediation and served as a strategic advisor and negotiation trainer to national and state governments, corporate leadership teams, and nongovernmental organizations.

A highly respected mediator, Allyn worked with President Mikhail Gorbachev’s government on negotiations to reduce nuclear risk and reform foreign and domestic policy in the 1980s, and played a key role in bringing together top decision makers from the 1962 Cuban missile crisis for a series of unprecedented face-to-face dialogues in Cambridge (1987), Moscow (1989), and Havana (1992).

Allyn has written articles for The Atlantic, the New York Times, Foreign Policy, International Security and other major media and authored or co-authored The Edge of Armageddon: Lessons from the Brink (Rosetta, 2013), Cuba on the Brink: Castro, the Missile Crisis and Soviet Collapse (Pantheon 1993), and Windows of Opportunity: From Cold War to Peaceful Competition in US-Soviet Relations (Harper/Ballinger, 1989).

Represented by Stephanie Cabot.