Edward J. Bergman

Edward J. Bergman
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    652 Jon M. Huntsman Hall
    3730 Walnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104


Co-Author and General Editor, “Court-Annexed Mediation: Critical Perspectives on Selected State and Federal Programs,” August, 1998, (Pike & Fischer, Inc.). Co-Author, “Beyond Schiavo” approved for publication, Journal of Clinical Ethics (Winter 2007). Teaching: Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School, 1990-1992; Department of Politics, 2001, 2003?; University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, Department of Legal Studies, 1995?; University of California at Berkeley/St. Petersburg University Joint Management Program (Russia), 1995-1998; Center for Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2005?; IGE (INDIA) LTD, Workshops on Negotiation Skills, 1999-2000. Lectures and Symposia: New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators, 2007; Philadelphia Bar Association, 2006; Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, 1994, 1999, 2001, 2002; Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, 1993; State University of New York, College at New Paltz, 1992; Federal Practice Update, Mediation and Arbitration in the U.S. District Court, NJSBA Federal Practice & Procedure Committee, 1994. Panelist: Joint Conference on Corporate Governance, St. Petersburg University, 1997 -; Harold R. Medina, Judicial Conference, Princeton University, 1990. Certifications: Mediator, United States District Court, District of New Jersey, 1992?; Mediator, New Jersey Superior Court, 1995?; Business and Commercial Mediator, New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators, 1997?; Advanced Transformative Mediation Skills, U.S. Postal Service, 1998; National Employment Mediation Services Panelist, 1999-2002. Professional and Civic: Director, Mediation Services, Center for Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania, 2006?; Public Defender Princeton Borough, 1986?; Public Defender, Princeton Township, 1989-1991, 1993?; Trustee, Princeton Ballet, 1985-1991; Trustee, Arts Council of Princeton, 1998-2003. Executive Board, Penn Basketball Club, 1996-2003. Trustee, New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators, 2005?.

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    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.


    This course includes not only conflict resolution but techniques which help manage and even encourage the valuable aspects of conflict. The central issues of this course deal with understanding the behavior of individuals, groups, and organizations in conflict management situations. The purpose of this course is to understand the theory and processes of negotiations as it is practiced ina variety of settings. The course is designed to be relevant to the broad specturm of problems that are faced by the manager and professional including management of multinationals, ethical issues, and alternative dispute resolutions. Cross listed w/ LGST 206 and OIDD 291.


    Negotiation is the art and the science of creating good agreements between two or more parties. This course develops managerial negotiation skills by mixing lectures and practice, using cases and exercises in which students negotiate with each other. The cases cover a wide range of problems and settings: one-shot deals between individuals, repeated negotiations, negotiations over several issues, and negotiations among several parties (both within and between organizations). Class participation and case studies account for half the course grade. Students will also write about a negotiation experience outside of class.


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