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Stuart Diamond

Emeritus Practice Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics

Research Interests: communication, crisis management, cross-cultural diversity, dealing with terrorism, emerging markets, gender negotiation, negotiation, problem-solving and creativity, sales negotiation, strategic marketing

Links: Personal Website

Stuart Diamond has taught and advised on negotiation and cultural diversity to corporate and government leaders in more than 40 countries, including in Eastern Europe, former Soviet Republics, China, Latin America, the Middle East, Canada, South Africa and the United States. He holds an M.B.A. with honors from Wharton Business School, ranked #1 globally by The Financial Times where he is currently a professor from practice. For more than 90% of the semesters over the past 13 years his negotiation course has been the most popular in the school based on the course auction, and he has won multiple teaching awards. He has taught negotiation at Harvard Law School, from which he holds a law degree and is a former Associate Director of the Harvard Negotiation Project. He has directed a negotiation consulting firm in Cambridge, MA. He holds a BA from Rutgers.


JD, Harvard University, 1990; MBA, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1992; BA, Rutgers College, 1970

Recent Consulting

Consultant, negotiations, marketing and strategy, emerging markets, United Nations; Consultant to Governments of Bolivia, Colombia, Nicaragua, Chile, Mexico, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Albania, Moldova, Ukraine, Kazakstan, Uzbekistan, Belarus, Cuba, Jordan, Kuwait, Slovenia; Consultant to companies or private enterprise in above countries plus Canada, United States, South Africa, Congo, Israel, Peru, Ecuador, China, Taiwan, Korea, Russia, Spain; Entrepreneurial companies, part or full ownership in United States, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, British Virgin Islandsm; Mergers & acquisitions advisor; Sectoral clients across a range of disciplines including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, energy, consumer products, computers, medicine, insurance, banking, manufacturing, services. Consulting/training to over m50% of Global 100 companies.

Career and Recent Professional Awards; Teaching Awards

Pulitzer Prize Team, National Reporting, The New York Times, NASA Space Shuttle Mismanagement, 1987; Amos Tuck Prize (Dartmouth), National Economics Reporting; George Polk Award for National Reporting, 1980; Sigma Delta Chi Science Writing Prize, 1980; Sigma Delta Chi Features Prize, 1974; Highest rated elective course, NYU Executive MBA Program, 1997; Highest rated elective course, Wharton Executive MBA Program, 1992; Excellence in Teaching Award, Wharton Graduate Division, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2008; Elective Teaching Award, Wharton Executive MBA Program, 2008; Adjunct Professor Award, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2008;

Academic Positions Held

Wharton: 1992-June, 2015. University of Pennsylvania: 1992-present (named Pietro and Elvira Giorgi Lecturer in Law, 2000). Previous appointments: Harvard University; University of Southern California; New York University; Columbia University

Other Positions

CEO and Chairman, Four Star Aviation, 2005-present; Board Member, Golden Band Resources, 2005-present; Chairman, Digital Theatre Group, 2002-2003; Chairman, Summus, Inc. , 2001; Chairman,, 1999-2001; President and CEO Global Strategy Group, 1991-present; President and CEO, First Manhattan Capital Group, 1996-2004; President and CEO, First Philadelphia Capital Group, 2004-present; Executive Director/Senior Advisor, Conflict Management Group, Inc., 1990-92; President, The Andean Group, 1997-2002; Vice President, MerOil, World Trade Center, 1990-92

Professional Leadership 2005-2009

Sigma Delta Chi, Professional Journalism Fraternity; Bar association, NY and NJ; Wharton Women in Business; Wharton Entrepreneurship Conference