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.
Learn about PON programs and the activities of other Harvard Law School programs relating to negotiation through the following links:
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.
The course addresses the development and current state of the theories that inform the … Read More
The purpose of the this course is to study and practice the most effective way to have a dialogue. The students from diverse backgrounds come together to discuss the best way to have a purposeful and meaningful conversation. … Read More
Provides students with a critical understanding of the role of communication in national politics in non-Western contexts as well as the increasingly important role of mediated communication in contemporary international relations and public diplomacy. … Read More
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
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
This course aims at deepening the analytical and operational capacity of participants to promote responsible negotiating in complex contexts of deal-making and conflict resolution. Responsibility in negotiation is actionable through three pillars: people caring at the table, behind and beyond the table, problem-solving through a … Read More
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 … Read More
The Program on Negotiation has awarded Netta Barak-Corren the 2013 Howard Raiffa Doctoral Student Paper Award for her paper, co-written with Edy Glozman and Ilan Yaniv, “False Negotiations: The Art & Science of Not Reaching an Agreement.” Ms. Barak-Corren is an LLM candidate at Harvard Law School.
About the Award:
The annual prize of $1000 is awarded … Read More
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
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Understanding how to arrange the meeting space is a key aspect of preparing for negotiation. In this video, Professor Guhan Subramanian discusses a real world example of how seating arrangements can influence a negotiator’s success. This discussion was held at the 3 day executive education workshop for senior executives at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School.
Guhan Subramanian is the Professor of Law and Business at the Harvard Law School and Professor of Business Law at the Harvard Business School.