Eugene B. Kogan


Dr. Eugene B. Kogan, is Research Director of the American Secretaries of State Project, a joint initiative of the Future of Diplomacy Project at Harvard Kennedy School, the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, and Harvard Business School. Dr. Kogan leads the research efforts of the project, which has already interviewed former Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger, George Shultz, James Baker, Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton (and will endeavor to interview John Kerry and Rex Tillerson) about the most demanding and consequential negotiations they conducted while serving in the nation’s highest foreign policy office.  Dr. Kogan, who specializes in coercive negotiations and holds a Ph.D. in politics from Brandeis University, is working on a book about nuclear negotiations based on his doctoral thesis, which received the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation’s Raiffa Award for the Best Student Doctoral Paper.  He has taught in Harvard Kennedy School’s Executive Education and Harvard Professional Development Programs. Dr. Kogan has also co-taught a course on military instruments of foreign policy at Harvard Extension School and a class on diplomacy and negotiation at the Paris School of International Affairs. 

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