Bruce J. Allyn has for three decades worked as a scholar and practitioner in negotiation, mediation and strategies for nonviolent action. He is author of The Edge of Armageddon: Lessons from the Brink, which tells the behind-the-scenes story of the historic meetings that he convened bringing Robert McNamara, Anatoly Gromyko, Sergei Khrushchev, Fidel Castro and others together for the first time to tell their stories of the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. Allyn has held positions as Director, Harvard-Soviet Joint Study, Associate Director, Harvard Strengthening Democratic Institutions Project, Consultant to NBC and ABC News and Officer of Harvard University. Allyn received his PhD. in Political Economy from Harvard University, an M.A. in Soviet Studies from Harvard and an M.A. in Politics and Philosophy from Oxford University (See