Professor Seth Freeman, J.D. practiced corporate and securities law in large New York firms for six years following his graduation from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1984. Since 1991 he has taught law and business at several schools, and is now an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School, where he teaches full time and EMBA courses. He also teaches at the School of International and Public Affairs. He is also an assistant adjunct professor at NYU's Stern School of Business, where he teaches both business students and law students from NYU Law School. He is also a visiting professor at Bordeaux École de Management in France, and Zhongshan University's Executive MBA program. He has also served as a visiting professor at Beijing University's Special International MBA program in Shenzhen and Beijing. Prof. Freeman's main subject is negotiation and conflict management. His research interests include the varieties of peace and the different substitutes for trust. He has also taught courses on the economics of complex decisions, securities regulation, corporate law, and general business law. He also serve as a trainer and consultant on negotiations for major corporations such as Polo Ralph Lauren, and UBS, and other organizations such as Stew Leonard's and Spire Capital. He also been an active student of mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution, and has served as a mediator for the Queens Mediation Center. His work in private practice included transactions involving initial public offerings, corporate restructurings, and aircraft financing. He graduated from Cornell University in 1981 with a degree in economics.