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Seth Freeman

Seth Freeman

Joined Stern 2007

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 7-51
New York, NY 10012

Personal website


Seth Freeman joined New York University Stern School of Business in May 1994.

Professor Freeman's expertise is in negotiation and conflict management, and he teaches a variety of courses on the subject. He also teaches at Bordeaux Ecole de Management in France, Sun Yat-Sen University's EMBA program in Guanzhou, China, and Columbia University, and has been teaching at NYU since 1994. He has also taught at the World Economic Forum in Geneva and at Beijing University's E.M.B.A. program.

Professor Freeman has created and published negotiation simulations with Harvard Law School's Program on Negotiation and Columbia Business School's Case Initiative. His research focuses on trust issues and on executive education curricula.

His columns have been published in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, and USA Today.

Professor Freeman serves as a trainer and consultant in negotiation. His clients have included Avaya, Polo Ralph Lauren, and UBS among other organizations. He is also a sought-after speaker.

Prior to his academic career, he practiced corporate and securities law with large firms in New York. His work in private practice included transactions involving initial public offerings, corporate restructurings and aircraft financing. A trained mediator, Professor Freeman also served as a mediator for the Queens Mediation Center.

Professor Freeman received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and his B.A. in Economics from Cornell University.

For Professor Freeman's personal website on negotiation practice, please visit

Research Interests

  • Overcoming the trust problem with trust supports and other kinds of peace
  • Graduate education curricula

Courses Taught

  • Advanced Topics in Negotiation
  • Collaboration, Conflict & Negotiation
  • Conflict & Decision Making: the Management of Economic Conflicts
  • Entrepreneurial Transaction
  • Negotiating Complex Transactions with Executives and Lawyers

Academic Background

University of Pennsylvania

B.A., Economics
Cornell University