The Program on Negotiation (PON) has a variety of opportunities for students at all levels who are interested in conflict resolution. We offer fellowship and grant programs for graduate students, and run the PON Student Interest Group (SIG) which brings together over 1200 students from Boston-area schools who are interested in negotiation and conflict resolution. Subscribers to the SIG email list receive updates on events, internship opportunities, and job announcements.

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Learn about PON programs and the activities of other Harvard Law School programs relating to negotiation through the following links:

Consortium Schools & Other Boston Area Universities
Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program
Harvard Negotiators
Harvard Mediation Program
PON Events
PON Graduate Research Fellowships
PON Graduate Student Grants
PON Next Generation Grants
PON Semester-Length Seminar
PON Summer Fellowships

For more information about PON Student Resources, click here.

Announcing the 2014 PON Summer Fellows

PON Staff   •  05/27/2014   • Filed in PON Summer Fellowships, Students

About the PON Summer Fellowship Program:
PON offers fellowship grants to students at Harvard University, MIT, Tufts University and other Boston-area schools who are doing internships or undertaking summer research projects in negotiation and dispute resolution in partnership with public, non-profit or academic organizations. The Summer Fellowship Program’s emphasis is on advancing the links between scholarship … Read More 

2014 Winner of the Raiffa Doctoral Student Paper Award

PON Staff   •  05/22/2014   • Filed in Negotiation Skills, Students

The Program on Negotiation has awarded Eugene B. Kogan the 2014 Howard Raiffa Doctoral Student Paper Award for his paper “Coercing Allies: Why Friends Abandon Nuclear Plans.” This paper was submitted as his thesis for the Ph.D. program at Brandeis. Mr. Kogan is currently a Stanton Nuclear Security Postdoctoral Fellow in the International Security Program at … Read More 

Announcing the 2014-2015 PON Graduate Research Fellows

PON Staff   •  03/24/2014   • Filed in Graduate Research Fellowships, PON Graduate Research Fellowships, Students

The Program on Negotiation Graduate Research Fellowships are designed to encourage young scholars from the social sciences and professional disciplines to pursue theoretical, empirical, and/or applied research in negotiation and dispute resolution. Consistent with the PON goal of fostering the development of the next generation of scholars, this program provides support for one year of … Read More 

Umbrella Agreements, Consensus Building in the Arctic, and Negotiation in Social Enterprises: New Research from PON Fellows and Scholars

PON Staff   •  03/05/2014   • Filed in Daily, Events, PON Graduate Research Fellowships, Students

Every year the Program on Negotiation sponsors fellows and visiting scholars while they research and write about topics important to the fields of negotiation and mediation. This lunch provides an opportunity for this year’s two Graduate Research Fellows, Alexandros Sarris and Sarah Woodside, and Visiting Scholar Stefanos Mouzas to share their findings with the negotiation … Read More 

Announcing the Winter 2013 Next Generation Grant Awardees

PON Staff   •  01/15/2014   • Filed in PON Next Generation Grants, Students

Twice yearly the Program on Negotiation runs the Next Generation Grant program, which supports research in negotiation and conflict resolution by non-tenured faculty and doctoral students.

We wish to announce our latest grant awardees:

Netta Barak-Corren
Harvard Law School
Research project: “Compliance or Deviance, That is the Question: What Underlies Judgment and Choice in Normative Conflicts between Law and … Read More 

Dialogue and Mediation

Beth Hankes   •  11/12/2013   • Filed in 2014-2015 Dispute Resolution Directory, DRD Tag Pages

Dialogue and Mediation

Fall 2013


Theodore Johnson


This course teaches dialogue and mediation skills that are particularly designed for work in the field of intercommunal conflict. A practitioner who is skilled in such work at both local and international levels will teach this course.

Course Objectives:

The course addresses the development and current state of the theories that inform the … Read More 

Intercultural Communication

Beth Hankes   •    • Filed in DRD Tag Pages

Intercultural Communication (CC203)

Emerson College


Angela Cooke-Jackson

Cathryn Cushner Edelstein


Analyzes readings in intercultural communication focusing on verbal and nonverbal customs of various cultures as information from both cultural and language perspectives. Each semester focuses on specific topics or cultures. Background in other cultures is helpful but not essential

  … Read More 

Responsible Leadership

Beth Hankes   •  11/04/2013   • Filed in 2014-2015 Dispute Resolution Directory, DRD Tag Pages

Responsible Leadership (HS 272)

Heller School at Brandeis



Alain Lempereur


This course examines whether leadership is good news or bad news, leading or misleading.  It is more than just good intentions, charisma, a personal gift, or features of a person.  It is about impact, serving justice, positive values and the community and it must be done right. When … Read More 

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