ALEX GREEN is the New England Correspondent for Publishers Weekly and a contributor to WBUR-NPR's Cognoscenti.

A Fellow of the Harvard Negotiation Project at Harvard Law School and Senior Research Associate for the American Secretaries of State Project at the Harvard Kennedy School, much of his work focuses on international diplomatic, security, climate, and business negotiations.

He also teaches an 11th grade community-focused U.S. history course at Gann Academy entirely dedicated to the study of the history of disabilities in the United States. The course has been profiled on Here & Now and Radio Boston and in The Boston Globe and The New York Times.

Green’s writing has appeared in numerous national publications including The Atlantic, Lapham's Quarterly, and the Huffington Post, and he has written extensively for major foundations and government institutions.

Previously, Green founded Back Pages Books (2005-15), an independent bookstore and publishing house outside of Boston. He is a member of Boston's Society of Printers and has published works by Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney, noted historian Howard Zinn, Pulitzer Prize recipient Franz Wright, and others.

He holds a bachelor's degree from Brandeis University and a master's degree from the Harvard Kennedy School. He lives in Waltham, Massachusetts.



“‘Enemies’ With Disabilities: Eight Italian Americans, the Fernald School, and the government’s watchful eye during World War II.” Lapham’s Quarterly. June 4, 2018. View Details.

"Sight Unseen: A neighborhood along the Underground Railroad." Lapham's Quarterly. March 1, 2017. View Details.

"How Treaties Between States Could Keep Obamacare Alive." The Atlantic. February 4, 2017. View Details

Contributions to Cognoscenti, the Ideas and Opinions Page for WBUR-NPR Boston. View Details

Contributions to the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School Blog. View Details

"The Radical Acts and Absences of Harper Lee." WBUR Cognoscenti. February 19, 2016. View Details

"What's Wrong With the Nobel Prize in Literature." WBUR Cognoscenti. October 13, 2015. View Details

"Losing Translation to the Marketplace of Ideas." Pangyrus. March 27, 2015. View Details

Academic Writing

Williams, Mark K., Alex Green, and Ella Kim. "Municipal Leadership of Climate Adaptation Negotiations: Effective Tools and Strategies in Fort Lauderdale and Houston." Negotiation Journal. Vol. 33, No. 1, January 2017.

Sebenius, James K., Robert H. Mnookin, R. Nicholas Burns, and L. Alexander Green. "'Henry Kissinger: Negotiating Black Majority Rule in Southern Africa. Harvard Business School Working Paper, No. 17-051, December 2016. View Details

Sebenius, James K., L. Alexander Green, and Eugene B. Kogan. "Henry A. Kissinger as Negotiator: Background and Key Accomplishments." Harvard Business School Working Paper, No. 15-040, November 2014. (Revised December 2016.) View Details

Green, Laurence A., and James K. Sebenius. "Tommy Koh and the U.S.–Singapore Free Trade Agreement: A Multi-Front 'Negotiation Campaign'." Harvard Business School Working Paper, No. 15-053, December 2014. View Details

Sebenius, James K., and Laurence A. Green. "Rough Justice: Stuart Eizenstat and Holocaust-era Asset Restitution (A)." Harvard Business School Case 913-037, March 2013. (Revised March 2013.) View Details


"Framing Facts: How Mass Media Lose the Truth in Competition," Invited Lecture. March 10, 2016. Bunker Hill Community College Communications Program, Boston, MA.

"How to Use Your Personal Story in Your Professional Writing," Writing Workshop. March 30, 2015. Harvard Kennedy School Communications Program. Cambridge, MA.

"What the Pub?" Invited Talk. April 17, 2015. Emerson College, Publishing Program Student Organization. Boston, MA.

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