Professor Guy Olivier Faure

Vice President of the Executive Board of CERIS


Professor Guy Olivier Faure is the Vice President of the Executive Board of CERIS (since 2019). Professor Guy Olivier Faure is an expert in the field of International Negotiation. He is a Professor of Sociology at the Sorbonne University, Paris V, Department of Social Sciences. He is also a visiting professor in a significant number of Universities all over the world. He lectured in various countries in Europe, in the US, in China and Latin America. His works have been received very well by the public and have been translated in nine languages. Professor Guy Olivier Faure has authored, co-authored and edited 19 books and over 120 articles. His works have been published in twelve different languages. He is referenced in the Diplomat’s Dictionary published by the United States Peace Press, Washington, 1997. His publications including: Negotiating with terrorists: strategy tactics and politics (Taylor & Francis Group, 2010, co authored by William Zartman), La Negociation: regards sur sa diversité (Publibook, 2005), How people negotiate: resolving disputes in different cultures (Springer, 2003), etc. Moreover, he is a member of the editorial board of three major international journals: Negotiation Journal (Harvard, Cambridge); Group Decision and Negotiation (New York); International Negotiation (Washington).

Lecturer function

Professor Guy Olivier Faure is a world expert in the area of international negotiation with outstanding experience and field practice. He is one of the major contributors, with William Zartman (Johns Hopkins University, Washington), to negotiation’s modern theory and the promoter of the latest research in this area. Guy Olivier Faure made important scientific contributions such as on how to handle the cultural issue in negotiating or on how to de-escalate in a highly conflicting situation. He has taught at the Sorbonne, Harvard, Oxford University, China Europe International Business School in Shanghai and a number of other renowned institutions. He has an exhaustive corporate and governmental experience including most intractabe negotiations such as the release of hostages. He also has a considerable experience in China that includes negotiations for or with Chinese and foreign companies. VIDEO

TEACHING/RESEARCH INTERESTS: Professor Faure has made some innovating breakthrough at the Sorbonne University, Paris, by introducing new topics such as Strategic Thinking and Action, International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, Strategic forecast on International Relations. He has done extensive work Terrorist issues and Security. He engages in consulting and training activities with multinational companies, governments and international organizations. Among them: The United Nations, UNESCO, the European Union, and the World Trade Organization. He is referenced in the Diplomat’s Dictionary published by the United States Peace Press, Washington. He is also quoted as one of the “2000 outstanding Scholars of the 21st Century” by the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, U.K. He has lectured in a number of renowned universities and institutions such as Harvard Law School, New York University, Johns Hopkins (Washington), Oxford University, etc…

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS: Professor Faure is a member of the editorial board of the three major international journals dealing with international relations, theory and practice: International Negotiation (Washington), Negotiation Journal (Harvard), and Group Decision and Negotiation (New York). He is a member of the editorial boards of two major scientific book series: International Negotiation (Brill Academic Publishers); Advances in Group Decision and Negotiation (Springer).

CORPORATE EXPERIENCE: Among the major companies and institutions Professor Faure worked with are: L’Oréal, Chanel, Schlumberger, Schneider Electric, Thalès, Air Liquide, Cegelec, Carrefour, Nestlé, ICI, General Electric, Bayer, Philips, AT&T, Siemens, Henkel, General Motors, Auchan, Gillette, Pfizer, Fonterra, Norsk Hydro, Bombardier Transportation, ABB China, TCL, CNOOC-Shell, Framatome, Alcatel, Shennan Circuits, ZKungfu, Shanghai municipality, MOFCOM, Beida, China Development Bank, CITIC, Bank of Communications, China Minsheng Bank, AstraZeneca China, SAF Software Systems Beijing, Sichan Jingguang industrial, ABB Beijing Drive Systems, Ping An International Financial Leasing, Beijing Sunrise Equity Investment Fund Management, Sinopharm, Coca-Cola Beverages, Intercontinental Hotels, Unilever China, Eastman Chemical Shanghai.

GOVERNEMENTAL & INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE: Guy Olivier Faure worked for government agencies in the context of crucial international negotiations and crisis situations. He negotiated the release of hostages with terrorists. He is a member of the Steering Committee of PIN/Clingendael – The Hague, a programme on international negotiation processes that links together 5000 people involved in the domain ( He was involved in peace issues, especially in French-German cooperation programs within the framework of the International Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation signed in 1963 between these two countries. He has also contributed to field actions on peace making and reconciliation with NGOs in the Middle East, in Asia-Pacific region, etc.

CHINESE EXPERIENCE: Professor Faure has lectured in China at the following institutions: Beijing University (Beida) Beijing, Fudan University (Shanghai), Hopkins-Nanjing Center (Nanjing), Jiaotong University (Shanghai), Shanghai Institute for International Studies (SIIS), MofCom (Beijing), China-Europe International Business School, CEIBS (Shanghai). Among the major companies he worked with in China or on Chinese issues: Générale des Eaux, Thomson-CSF, Spotimage, Alcatel, Dassault, Lafarge, GEC-Alsthom, SNECMA, Air Liquide, Cegelec, Chargeurs, Camaïeu, L’Oréal, Chanel, Schlumberger, Schneider Electric, Thalès, Bongrain, Bel, Auchan, Nestlé, ICI, General Electric, Bayer, Philips, AT&T, Siemens, Henkel, General Motors, Lucent Technologies, Gillette, Cnooc-Shell. ABB, Ciba-Geigy, Midland Bank, Squibb, Johnson Cosmetics, Janssen, Sulzer, Polaroid, Rockwell, Walt Disney Co, Hudson Bay, Norsk Hydro, Tetra Pak, GE Healthcare, Maersk, Total Petrochemical, AstraZeneca Shanghai, Lagardère Hachette, Pfizer.

CHINESE COMPANIES & ORGANIZATIONS EXPERIENCE: Among the major Chinese companies and institutions Professor Faure worked with are: TCL, Ench, ZKungfu, Mofcom, Shanghai municipality, Shenzhen government, CITIC, China Development Bank, Beijing Jin Yang Mining Investment Holding, ChinaTelecom, Shanghai General Motors, Konka Group, Zhuhai Zhongfu Enterprise, Ashland China, Shanghai Pudong Development Bank, Brooks Instruments Shanghai, China Asset Management, Deheng Clinic Beijing, Shanghai Great Sea Group.