Dr. Melanie Billings-Yun
Melanie Billings-Yun founded and was senior partner of Global Resolutions, an international consulting firm providing negotiation strategies, representation and training to international business, government agencies and individual clients. Formerly a research director and lecturer on history at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, Melanie has spent most of the past two decades assisting Western and Asian companies, NGOs and public agencies in improving their internal and external relationships through negotiation. Her list of training clients includes many of the world's leading companies.
Melanie has a Ph.D. from Harvard University in diplomatic history, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and a B.S. with high honors from Portland State University. She is the author of Decision Against War (Columbia University Press, 1988), as well as numerous articles on negotiation, mediation and dispute resolution. She regularly speaks to professional associations and business conferences around the world about negotiation and relationship management.
A native of Portland, Oregon, Melanie has lived and worked in London, Paris, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Seoul, Indonesia and Singapore. She currently works from Washington, DC, and teaches at the Master of International Management program at Portland State University.
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Selected Articles by Melanie Billings-Yun
Communication and relationship-building
Negotiating Relationships for Lasting Returns (ChiefExecutive.Net)
Google's China Blunder (Huffington Post)
Selected list of Melanie's past training clients
Aberdeen Asset Management
American Chamber of Commerce
Bain & Co.
Bank of Korea
Boston Consulting Group
European Union Chamber of Commerce
Federation of Korean Industries
Korea High Speed Rail Commission
Korea International Trade Association
Law Society of Singapore
Siam Commercial Bank
Singapore Land Authority
Standard Chartered Bank