Roger Fisher: A Celebration

Professor Roger Fisher in 1978, olvwork490326
Professor Roger Fisher in 1978, photograph by John Chapin

By Ed Moloy

Join Dean Martha Minow on April 11 at 4:30pm in the Caspersen Room when she and the Harvard Law School community celebrate the career of Roger Fisher, Samuel Williston Professor of Law, Emeritus. The event coincides with the opening of his papers by the Library’s Historical & Special Collections.

Professor Fisher is best known for his work in international law and negotiation.  He co-founded the Harvard Negotiation Project in 1979 and co-authored the bestselling book, Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In in 1981. His expertise led to his involvement in high level negotiations around the world from El Salvador to South Africa to Iran.

The Roger Fisher Papers cover a period between the 1940s and the 2000s and document all aspects of his career from private sector to government to education.  The bulk of the material reflects his work as a professor of law and as a member of the Harvard community. Also well-documented is his work on the television series “The Advocates” and material related to the publication of many of his books. The collection includes: correspondence, research notes, unpublished articles, briefs, drafts, manuscripts, reports, speeches, and newspaper clippings.

Please join Dean Minow on the 11th to honor Roger Fisher and celebrate the opening of his papers. A reception and remarks will take place from 4:30-5:30 in the HLS Library’s Caspersen Room.

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