Steering Committee

Since 1988, the PIN Program has been conducted by an international Steering Committee of scholars who meet several times a year to develop and propagate new knowledge about the processes of international negotiation.

I. William Zartman


The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

I. William Zartman (United States) is the Jacob Blaustein Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of The Johns Hopkins University in Washington, and member of the Steering Committee of the Processes of International Negotiation (PIN) Program. He has been a Distinguished Fellow of the United States Institute of Peace, Olin Professor at the U.S. Naval Academy, Elie Halévy Professor at Sciences Pô in Paris, and holder of the Bernheim Chair at the Free University of Bruxelles, and received a lifetime achievement award from the International Association for Conflict Management. He is author of a number of books, including Negotiation and Conflict Management; Essays in Theory and Practice, The Practical Negotiator, Ripe for Resolution and Cowardly Lions: Missed Opportunities to Prevent Deadly Conflict and State Collapse, and Morocco: Problems of New Power, and co-editor of Terrorist Negotiations: Who Holds Whom Hostage? and State Engagement with Terrorists: Negotiating Ends and Means. He is also president of the Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies (TALIM), and was founding president of the American Institute for Maghrib Studies and past President of the Middle East Studies Association. His doctorate is from Yale (1956) and his honorary doctorate from Louvain (1997).