About Fredrik Stanton
Author of Great Negotiations: Agreements that Changed the Modern World, Fredrik Stanton is a John C. Whitehead Fellow of the Foreign Policy Association. He has appeared on C-Span's Washington Journal and Voice of America, and his writing has been published in the Washington Post.com, Forbes.com, Politico, the Boston Herald and the United Nations Association's A Global Agenda. He recently completed filming a documentary about the Egyptian revolution.
Mr. Stanton is the former president and publisher of the Columbia Daily Spectator. He has served as an election monitor in Armenia, the Republic of Georgia, Bosnia, Kosovo and Azerbaijan.
Great Negotiations: Agreements that Changed the Modern World won the Grand Prize at the London Book Festival, Best Non-Fiction book at the Los Angeles Book Festival, and the International Book Award in three categories including World History. Drawing on primary sources, transcripts, and interviews, it tells the stories of eight key episodes in modern diplomacy, from Benjamin Franklin securing crucial French support for the American Revolution to Reagan and Gorbachev's historic summit in Iceland. Library Journal called it "A thought-provoking, informative book, highly recommended for all readers interested in international affairs," and The New York Law Journal wrote, "Exhaustive research and careful thought have enabled Fredrik Stanton to employ an extraordinary writing talent to producea contribution to history and a source of enjoyable reading." The book is currently being used by the U.S. State Department to train senior diplomats in negotiating, and it has been included in the American Foreign Service Association and U.S. State Department's list of recommended reading for foreign policy professionals.