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Seth FreemanProfessor Seth Freeman, J.D. is Adjunct Associate Professor of negotiation & conflict management at NYU Stern. He has taught the subject to thousands of students around the world and he is often sought after for insights on the subject by leading journalists. His interviews and op-ed columns have appeared in The New York Times, Bloomberg TV, The Washington Post, Fortune.com, Huffington Post, New York Magazine, the Christian Science Monitor, and USA Today. He is also the instructor for The Great Courses' best selling video course, The Art of Negotiating the Best Deal which has been viewed by over 150,000 students. He has also served as a trained mediator for the Queens Mediation Center.

Prof. Freeman’s scholarly passion focuses on helping people find wise solutions to the Trust Problem, where someone asks, “how do I know it’s safe to deal with you, and that I can rely on your assurances?” He argues that that question is the Most Important Question which lies near the heart of not only negotiation & conflict management, but also the social sciences, the humanities, the natural sciences, and daily life. It lies near the center of most of the profound human problems we face- from peace and war and global warming to poverty, corruption, economic development, and the progress of civilization. It’s a big deal.

Prof. Freeman practiced corporate law in New York for six years following his graduation from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He graduated from Cornell University with an undergraduate degree in economics. He lives with his wife Cary and their daughters Hannah and Rachael in New York City. He is a doting father and husband. Read his full bio.


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