Professor Tommy Koh receives 2014 Great Negotiator Award at Harvard

Professor Tommy Koh is the eleventh recipient of the Award, which recognises his work as chief negotiator for the United States-Singapore Free Trade Agreement; for chairing the negotiations that produced the ASEAN Charter; for key actions that resolved territorial and humanitarian disputes in the Baltics and Asia; and for successfully leading two unprecedented global mega-conferences: the Third United Nations (UN) Conference on the Law of the Sea, and the UN Conference on the Environment and Development, also known as the Rio Earth Summit.

“In honouring Ambassador Koh, we have the unique opportunity to learn from one of the world’s leaders in the practice of large-scale, multiparty conference diplomacy—a complex form of negotiation that will be increasingly needed to forge effective collective responses to a range of global problems in areas such as the environment, trade, public health, finance, development, national security and terrorism,” said Professor James K Sebenius, in a joint statement with Professor Nicholas Burns, The Sultan of Oman Professor of the Practice of International Relations at HKS and Faculty Director of FDP.