Jennifer Beer

Jennifer Beer
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    652 Jon M. Huntsman Hall
    3730 Walnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

Research Interests: conflict and negotiation, cross-cultural communication, mediation

Links: Personal Website

Overview

Dr. Jennifer Beer is a teacher, mediator, and anthropologist who trains organizations and communities in how to negotiate conflicts and cross-cultural issues. Her business, JB Intercultural Consulting, is based in the Philadelphia area.  Dr. Beer has led conflict resolution, negotiation, and mediation trainings for various universities, non-profits, and public sector departments with in the US, and for international NGOs in western Europe, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Greece, and Mauritius. She also runs cross-cultural workshops for automotive and pharmaceutical companies.

Dr. Beer holds an Anthropology Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, researching Japan’s overseas tourism industry in Southeast Asia for her thesis. She earned a Masters in International Administration from the School for International Training Graduate Institute, focusing on cross-cultural conflict resolution and training.  She also teaches MBA students at ALBA Business School in Athens, Greece, and has also taught at Bryn Mawr College and American University. Her popular Mediator’s Handbook is now in its 4th edition.

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  • LGST206 - NEGOTIATIONS

    This course examines the art and science of negotiation, with additional emphasis on conflict resolution. Students will engage in a number of simulated negotiations ranging from simple one-issue transactions to multi-party joint ventures. Through these exercises and associated readings, students explore the basic theoretical models of bargaining and have an opportunity to test and improve their negotiation skills.

  • MGMT291 - NEGOTIATIONS

    This course examines the art and science of negotiation, with additional emphasis on conflict resolution. Students will engage in a number of simulated negotiations ranging from simple one-issue transactions to multi-party joint ventures. Through these exercises and associated readings, students explore the basic theoretical models of bargaining and have an opportunity to test and improve their negotiation skills.

  • OIDD291 - NEGOTIATIONS

    This course examines the art and science of negotiation, with additional emphasis on conflict resolution. Students will engage in a number of simulated negotiations ranging from simple one-issue transactions to multi-party joint ventures. Through these exercises and associated readings, students explore the basic theoretical models of bargaining and have an opportunity to test and improve their negotiation skills.

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