The Program on Negotiation (PON) is a consortium program of Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Tufts University and serves as an interdisciplinary research center dedicated to developing the theory and practice of negotiation and dispute resolution in a range of public and private settings. PON’s mission includes nurturing the next generation of negotiation teachers and scholars, helping students become more effective negotiators, and providing a forum for the discussion of ideas.
Founded in 1983 and based at Harvard Law School, PON is a consortium program of Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Tufts University, with scholars and students from numerous fields of study, including law, business, government, psychology, economics, anthropology, the arts, and education. PON activities include conferences, seminars, research projects, publications, a film series, and an annual event honoring a Great Negotiator for singular achievements as a skilled negotiator in complex situations. Each year over a thousand students take PON negotiation courses, and instructors throughout the world depend on PON materials to teach their courses.
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The Program on Negotiation offers a number of courses taught by leading Harvard faculty and experts in the field of negotiation, mediation, and conflict management. The courses range from one-day, three-day, and five-day workshops to semester-length courses. Participants come from around the world from both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors, as well as a wide range of professions, including business, diplomacy, government, the military, law, and education. The diverse participant mix creates a dynamic interchange of perspectives and a network of friends and contacts that often last long after the seminar has ended.
The Program on Negotiation publishes the monthly newsletter, Negotiation, and the quarterly academic journal, Negotiation Journal. These publications draw on ideas from leading authorities and scholars in the field of negotiation — academics who are the best in their fields.
The Program on Negotiation Clearinghouse offers a wide range of educational materials for university classroom settings and corporate trainings, for mediators and facilitators, and for individuals seeking to enhance their skills and knowledge. Materials include role-play simulations, videos, books, periodicals, and case studies.