The World Economic Forum recently named Daniel L. Shapiro a 2008 Young Global Leader. The director of the Harvard International Negotiation Initiative and a lecturer on law, Shapiro joins leaders across a wide range of fields who are under 40 years of age to be chosen to pursue solutions to global-scale issues including education, government, poverty, and the environment.
“It is our belief that this community of committed individuals can actually change the status quo. They are not only a preview of what effective, collaborative leadership in the 21st century might look like, they are actually putting it into practice today,” said David Aikman, senior director and head of the forum of Young Global Leaders.
Shapiro was acknowledged for his work on the psychology of conflict. He is currently pioneering a new research program on the emotional and identity-based dimensions of regional conflict and terrorism.