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Cody Smith


Cody Smith, '14SPS, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, is an Associate in the Master of Science in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (NECR) program at the Columbia University School of Professional Studies.

After graduating from the University of Heidelberg (M.A., April 2014) and the NECR program (M.S., May 2014), Cody worked for five years as a Research Associate in the Negotiation, Organizations, and Markets unit at Harvard Business School (HBS). Working closely with Professor Deepak Malhotra, he co-authored numerous HBS cases used to teach negotiation, strategy, and leadership to MBAs, law students, and executives in leading universities.

Cody specializes in negotiation strategy in both business and political contexts. In 2018, he co-founded a small negotiation advisory firm, through which he advises business leaders, runs executive workshops, and supports Track I efforts to resolve urgent, intractable conflicts around the world as a strategist on William Ury’s team.


  • M.S., Columbia University
  • M.A., University of Heidelberg