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Emotion and the Art of Business Negotiations

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The sale of Picasso’s works by his heirs is fraught with negative emotion. How do negative emotions impact negotiation and behavior at the bargaining table? This article offers negotiation skills insights into how to counter or prevent negative emotions in negotiation. … Read More 

Courses and Training

Negotiation and Leadership: Dealing with Difficult People and Problems

Posted by & filed under Executive Education Seminars (3 Day Courses), executive training.

It’s often said that great leaders are great negotiators. But how does one become an effective negotiator? On-the-job experience certainly plays a role, but for most executives, taking their negotiation skills to the next level requires outside training. Designed to accelerate your negotiation capabilities, Negotiation and Leadership examines core decision-making challenges, analyzes complex negotiation scenarios, … Read More 

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Negotiating Nuclear Non-Proliferation: Lessons from the Field

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The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School is pleased to present Negotiating Nuclear Non-Proliferation: Lessons from the Field with Laura Rockwood Senior Research Fellow Managing the Atom Project, Harvard Kennedy School

Friday, February 20, 2015 12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Wasserstein Hall, Room 1015 Harvard Law School Campus  This event is free and open to the public. Please bring your own lunch; drinks and dessert … Read More 

Harvard Programs Host Discussion on “Why Is It Hard to Talk About War? Bridging the Civilian – Military Divide” with Congressman-Elect Seth Moulton and PON Managing Director Susan Hackley

Posted by & filed under Negotiation Skills.

On December 8, 2014, Congressman-Elect Seth Moulton and Managing Director Susan Hackley co-presented at Harvard’s Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution. This seminar series is sponsored by the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, the Nieman Foundation for Journalism, the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy, The Weatherhead … Read More 

Women and Negotiation: Negotiating the Gender Gap

Posted by & filed under Conflict Resolution.

The following question given to Program on Negotiation faculty member and a Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School Hannah Riley Bowles: I recently figured out that I am one of the lowest-paid people at my level in my organization—even though I am one of the top performers. I am also one … Read More 

Dealmaking Negotiations: How to Build Trust at the Bargaining Table

Posted by & filed under Dealmaking.

Imagine yourself in each of these three negotiation scenarios. In each of these scenarios, negotiators are dealing with an issue related to trust. The travel writer discovers he put too much trust in the translator’s reliability. Most of us approach negotiations with the hope that we will share information, build a relationship, and be treated … Read More 

Program on Negotiation to honor Ambassador Tommy Koh as 2014 Great Negotiator

Posted by & filed under International Negotiation.

Join us for a conversation with Ambassador Tommy Koh of Singapore, the recipient of the 2014 Great Negotiator Award. This public program will feature panel discussions with Ambassador Koh and faculty from the Program on Negotiation and the Future of Diplomacy Project. The award recognizes Ambassador Koh for his work as chief negotiator for the … Read More 

Ambassador Tommy Koh of Singapore Named the Great Negotiator by the Program on Negotiation and the Future of Diplomacy Project

Posted by & filed under Great Negotiator Award, International Negotiation.

The Program on Negotiation, an inter-university consortium of Harvard, MIT, and Tufts, and Harvard’s Future of Diplomacy Project have named Ambassador Tommy Koh of Singapore the recipient of the 2014 Great Negotiator Award. In public events at Harvard planned for the afternoon of Thursday, April 10, 2014 (details to be announced), participants will honor Koh’s … Read More 

“Confronting Evil” Panel Videos Now Available Online

Posted by & filed under Conflict Resolution, Events, Videos.

On Saturday, April 20, 2013, the Program on Negotiation co-hosted a conference on “Confronting Evil: Interdisciplinary Perspectives,” in partnership with the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard University and the Volkswagen Foundation. Originally scheduled to commence on Friday, April 19th, the conference had to be condensed to a single day due to the lock-down of the Boston … Read More 

Social Perceptions at the Crossroads: Why Sex (Still) Impacts the Perception and Evaluation of Other Status-Linked Identities

Posted by & filed under Mediation, Videos.

On November 1, 2012, Professor Kerri Johnson from the University of California, Los Angeles, delivered a talk at the Harvard Kennedy School. Her lecture, entitled “Social Perceptions at the Crossroads: Why Sex (Still) Impacts the Perception and Evaluation of Other Status-Linked Identities,” was part of a year-long research seminar co-sponsored by the Program on Negotiation … Read More 

PON Film Series Event: My Neighbourhood Screening with Julia Bacha, Just Vision

Posted by & filed under International Negotiation, Middle East Negotiation Initiative, PON Film Series.

The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and the Middle East Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School are pleased to present a screening of “My Neighborhood,” a new Just Vision documentary. A panel discussion will be held after the screening with Julia Bacha, director/producer of My Neighbourhood. … Read More 

Water Diplomacy: Using a Creative Approach

Posted by & filed under Dispute Resolution.

The case of Jordan and Israel shows how even countries at war can negotiate a water agreement if it is framed in non-zero sum terms and trust continues to be built over time. And that is not the only case of a treaty that has succeeded against all odds to bridge conflicting water interests; the … Read More 

Europe at a Crossroads: The Story of Greece and What It Reveals About Structural Problems in the Eurozone

Posted by & filed under International Negotiation, Student Events, The Kelman Seminar.

On the day before the next European Council Meeting (Oct. 18-19), George Papandreou, former prime minister of Greece, will talk about the crisis in Europe, how Greece points to deeper problems within the European Union, and why a stronger integration of member states could be a way forward. He will be in conversation with economist, … Read More 

How Mood Affects Negotiators

Posted by & filed under Conflict Resolution.

What are social psychologists learning about the connections among emotions, negotiation, and decision making? Negotiation contributor Jennifer S. Lerner of Harvard Kennedy School and her colleagues have identified two critical themes. First, they have studied the carryover of emotion from one episode, such as a car accident, to an unrelated situation, such as a workplace … Read More 

Great Negotiator Award 2012

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The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, in conjunction with the Future of Diplomacy Project at Harvard Kennedy School, honored distinguished statesman and former Secretary of State James A. Baker III as the recipient of their Great Negotiator Award for 2012. Secretary Baker served under President George H.W. Bush from 1989 to 1992. A … Read More 

Yemeni Activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkol Karman to speak at Harvard

Posted by & filed under Conflict Resolution, Events, Middle East Negotiation Initiative, Student Events, Students.

The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, in partnership with The Center for Public Leadership and the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School

invites the public to an address by

Tawakkol Karman Nobel Peace Prize Co-recipient, 2011 Yemeni Political Activist and Journalist

When: Thursday, June 7, 2012

Time: 6 p.m.

Where: Institute of Politics Forum, Harvard Kennedy School Free and open … Read More 

Negotiation Skills: Team Building and Your Negotiations

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During his years as George H.W. Bush’s Secretary of State, one of James A. Baker, III’s, goals was to encourage the free-market reforms that Communist Party of the Soviet Union General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev had launched in the late 1980s. One day during his tenure, a high-level Bush Administration commented in the press that Gorbachev’s … Read More 

Team Building and Your Negotiations

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During his years as George H.W. Bush’s Secretary of State, one of James A. Baker, III’s, goals was to encourage the free-market reforms that Communist Party of the Soviet Union General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev had launched in the late 1980s. One day during his tenure, a high-level Bush administration official commented in the press that … Read More 

Trusting Truth: The Path to Avoiding Gridlock in Public Dialogue

Posted by & filed under International Negotiation, The Kelman Seminar.

“Trusting Truth: The Path to Avoiding Gridlock in Public Dialogue” with Ron Suskind

, A.M. Rosenthal Writer-in-Residence, Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy,

Kennedy School of Government Date: Monday, April 23, 2012Time: 4:00-6:00 PM Where: CGIS South S-250, 1730 Cambridge Street Contact Chair: Donna Hicks (dhicks@wcfia.harvard.edu) Speaker Bio: Ron Suskind is the A.M. Rosenthal Writer-in-Residence. One of the … Read More 

2012 Great Negotiator Award event will honor former Secretary of State James A. Baker, III on March 29th

Posted by & filed under Great Negotiator Award, International Negotiation, News.

The Program on Negotiation (PON) at Harvard Law School and the Future of Diplomacy Project at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) will jointly honor former U.S. Secretary of State James A. Baker, III with the 2012 Great Negotiator Award on Thursday, March 29, 2012, at the Ames Courtroom, Austin Hall, Harvard Law School. The Great Negotiator Award … Read More 

PON faculty member Daniel Shapiro takes part in panel discussion reflecting on the World Economic Forum

Posted by & filed under Conflict Resolution, Daily, International Negotiation, Middle East Negotiation Initiative.

In a panel discussion on February 3 at the Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard faculty members shared their reflections on this year’s annual summit of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.  Panelists included Dr. Daniel Shapiro of the Harvard Negotiation Project, as well as Kennedy School faculty Charles W. Eliot … Read More 

Russia’s Leadership Challenges in the 21st Century

Posted by & filed under International Negotiation, The Kelman Seminar.

Russia’s Leadership Challenges in the 21st Century with Kevin Ryan Executive Director for Research Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs Kennedy School of Government and Simon Saradzhyan Fellow Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs Kennedy School of Government   Date: Monday, March 26, 2012 Time: 4:00-6:00 PM Where: CGIS South S-050, 1730 Cambridge Street Contact Chair: Donna Hicks (dhicks@wcfia.harvard.edu)  

Speaker Bios Brigadier General Kevin Ryan (U.S. Army retired) is Executive Director … Read More 

Avoid conflict and broken trust

Posted by & filed under Conflict Resolution.

While negotiations are inherently risky, there are proven ways to reduce risk and improve your odds of success. To do so, you must focus on the very basis of your relationship with the other party: trust. Think about a time when you lost trust in a fellow negotiator. Did you try to renegotiate the terms of … Read More 

Political Polarization and Ideas for Restoring Civility to Government in 2012

Posted by & filed under International Negotiation, The Kelman Seminar.

“Political Polarization and Ideas for Restoring Civility to Government in 2012″

with Jill Lepore, Professor of American History at Harvard University and

Mark McKinnon Reidy Fellow at the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government   Date: October 25, 2011 Time: 4:00-6:00 PM Where: Weatherhead Center for International Affairs 1737 Cambridge Street, Room K-354, Cambridge MA Contact Chair: … Read More 

Holding negotiators accountable

Posted by & filed under Business Negotiations, Daily.

Adapted from “Disappointed by Results? Improve Accountability,” first published in the Negotiation newsletter, January 2009. How can you make the negotiators who report to you more accountable for their behavior? When negotiators know they will have to justify their actions, they become more focused, researchers have found. But accountability can backfire if negotiators become so vigilant … Read More 

Video: Overcoming Obstacles in Negotiation

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Great negotiators utilize multiple strategies for dealing with obstacles and overcoming complications in negotiations. Key tactics include preparing systematically in advance, and focusing relentlessly on the interests of the other party, as well as one’s own. In this video, Professor Mandell, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, shares his thoughts on … Read More 

Former PON Graduate Research Fellow Featured in the “Boston Globe”

Posted by & filed under Daily, Dispute Resolution, Graduate Research Fellowships, PON Graduate Research Fellowships, Students.

Sreedhari Desai, a PON Graduate Research Fellow for the 2009-2010 academic year, was recently featured in an Op-Ed in the Boston Globe. Desai’s research examines the ways in which childhood cues can make businesses more charitable and individuals more honest. The full text of the article can be found here. About Sreedhari Desai: Sreedhari Desai is an … Read More 

Selling an Asset? Choose the Right Type of Auction

Posted by & filed under Business Negotiations, Daily.

Adapted from “On the Block: Choose the Best Type of Auction,” by Guhan Subramanian (professor, Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School) and Richard Zeckhauser (professor, Harvard Kennedy School), first published in the Negotiation newsletter, December 2004. Suppose you’ve weighed the pros and cons of selling an asset via auction or negotiation and decided an auction … Read More 

How Accountable are Your Negotiators?

Posted by & filed under Conflict Resolution.

Adapted from “Disappointed by Results? Improve Accountability,” first published in the Negotiation newsletter, January 2009. How satisfied are you with the outcomes that negotiators in your organization achieve? Most likely, you can think of a few successes worth crowing about, a few you’d like to sweep under the carpet, and many more that turned out just … Read More 

How to Avoid the Status Trap

Posted by & filed under Daily, Negotiation Skills.

Adapted from “Don’t Get Stuck in the Status Trap,” first published in the Negotiation newsletter, September 2009. Graduating MBA students often tend to choose their first postgraduate jobs based on vivid aspects of their job offers, such as a high starting salary or the prestige of the firm, Harvard Business School professor Max H. Bazerman has … Read More 

Budrus

Posted by & filed under Daily, Events, International Negotiation, Negotiation and Nonviolent Action, PON Film Series, Student Events, Students.

Ayed Morrar, an unlikely community organizer, unites Palestinians from all political factions and Israelis to save his village from destruction by Israel’s Separation Barrier. Victory seems improbable until his 15-year-old daughter, Iltezam, launches a women’s contingent that quickly moves to the front lines. Struggling side by side, father and daughter unleash an inspiring, yet little-known movement … Read More 

Podcast: Gender in Negotiation

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In a podcast interview with Dan Mulhern, PON Executive Committee member Iris Bohnet talks about gender in negotiations and negotiation skills. Iris Bohnet is a professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government as well as the Faculty Chair of the Kennedy School’s Women and Public Policy Program Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Click … Read More 

Ehud Eiran discusses the factors in a lasting alliance

Posted by & filed under Daily, International Negotiation.

Ehud Eiran, an affiliate of the Program on Negotiation and former fellow who is currently a research fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School and a lecturer at MIT, published an article in Ha’aretz about the relationship between the United States and Egypt titled “What Makes Alliance … Read More 

“The Military and the Media: Two Perspectives- Iraq and Pakistan”

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“The Military and the Media:  Two Perspectives– Iraq and Pakistan”

with Wajahat Khan, and

Emma Sky

Date: March 29, 2011

Time: 4:00-6:00 PM

Where: Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Bowie Vernon Room (Room N-262), Cambridge MA Contact Chair: Donna Hicks (dhicks@wcfia.harvard.edu). Speaker Bios Emma Sky left Iraq in September 2010, where she had served for three years as Political Advisor to General … Read More 

Knocking

Posted by & filed under Daily, Events, PON Film Series, Student Events, Students.

At first glance, Knocking is about Jehovah’s Witnesses, the door-to-door proselytizers we like to hide from. But there’s a bigger story as the film asks whether they are a necessary annoyance in a free society. What if you wanted to speak, publish, worship or live as you choose but belonged to the marginalized group of … Read More 

Prof Mandell Featured on Kennedy School Website

Posted by & filed under Daily, Negotiation Skills.

PON affiliated professor Brian Mandell was interviewed for an article on the Harvard Kennedy School homepage today discussing his intersession course, Advanced Workshop in Multiparty Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. Click here to read the full article. “The class — of which the objective is to develop the next generation of master negotiators — is structured so … Read More 

The Upside of Anger

Posted by & filed under Daily, Negotiation Skills.

Adapted from “Will Your Emotions Get the Upper Hand?” first published in the Negotiation newsletter. Angry individuals approach situations with confidence, a sense of control, and negative thoughts about others. In negotiation, these tendencies can trigger overconfidence, unrealistic optimism, and aggression, yet they buffer decision makers from indecision, risk aversion, and overanalysis, write professors Jennifer … Read More 

New PON Teaching Materials About the Work of Martti Ahtisaari, 2010 Great Negotiator Award Recipient

Posted by & filed under Daily, Great Negotiator Award, International Negotiation, Negotiation Skills, Pedagogy at the Program on Negotiation (Pedagogy @ PON).

The Program on Negotiation’s 2010 Great Negotiator Award was given to former Finnish President, Martti Ahtisaari, for his many significant achievements in the fields of negotiation and diplomacy. He was central to the Namibian independence negotiations in the late 1980s. He also served as chief United Nations negotiator to Kosovo from 2005-2006, and was instrumental … Read More 

Leadership and Cooperation: A Special Lecture by Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago

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Leadership and Cooperation: A Special Lecture by Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Date: November 9, 2010, 5:00 pm-6:30 pm Location: Austin East, Harvard Law School campus On May 26, 2010, Kamla Persad-Bissessar made history when she was sworn in as the first female Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago. She was recently named one … Read More 

Change the Trust Default

Posted by & filed under Daily, Negotiation Skills.

Adapted from “How to Build Trust at the Bargaining Table,” first published in the Negotiation newsletter. Carol’s longtime doctor diagnoses her with a serious illness and recommends immediate, aggressive treatment. Carol would like to seek a second opinion, but she doesn’t want to offend her doctor—who, after all, has always provided her with excellent care. Carol … Read More 

Former President Martti Ahtisaari honored with Great Negotiator Award!

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The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School Will Honor Former President of Finland Martti Ahtisaari with the 2010 Great Negotiator Award Co-sponsored with the Future of Diplomacy Project at the Harvard Kennedy School, the Great Negotiator Event Offers Real-World Negotiation Discussion to All Students For Immediate Release CAMBRIDGE, MA (September 21,  2010) The Program on Negotiation … Read More 

Trusting from Square One

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Adapted from “How Much Should You Trust?” by Iris Bohnet (professor, Harvard Kennedy School) and Stephan Meier (professor, Columbia Business School), first published in the Negotiation newsletter. What’s the best way to cope with a fellow negotiator who has betrayed your trust? Ignoring the problem is rarely the best solution. When you distrust someone, you’re forced to … Read More 

Social Comparisons In Ultimatum Bargaining

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Author: Iris Bohnet, Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; director of the Women and Public Policy Program; associate director of the Harvard Decision Science The effects of social comparisons in ultimatum bargaining are explored in this paper. Iris Bohnet examines their relevance in general and over time. The economic significance of these effects is examined, … Read More 

Ehud Eiran interviewed about Gaza Flotilla

Posted by & filed under Daily, International Negotiation.

Ehud Eiran, an affiliate of the Program on Negotiation and former fellow who is currently a research fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School and a lecturer at MIT, was interviewed last week on NPR, by the NY Times and in Newsweek about the Gaza Flotilla blockade. … Read More 

After the deal is inked

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Adapted from “Uncover Hidden Value with a Post-settlement Settlement,” first published in the Negotiation newsletter. You’ve reached an agreement that you find satisfactory and your counterpart does as well-but you can’t shake the sense that you could have done even better. For example, you might be happy with the price you achieved in a purchasing contract … Read More 

When women make good agents

Posted by & filed under Negotiation Skills.

Adapted from “When Does Gender Matter in Negotiation?” by Dina W. Pradel (vice president, Y2M), Hannah Riley Bowles (professor, Harvard Kennedy School), and Kathleen L. Mcginn (professor, Harvard Business School), first published in the Negotiation newsletter. Businesspeople often wonder whether men or women are better negotiators. According to research, gender is not a reliable predictor of … Read More 

How Status Conscious are You?

Posted by & filed under Business Negotiations.

Sometimes in negotiation, we’re forced to deal not only with the issues on the table but also with concerns about status. One famous instance took place in the late 1980s, when Robert Campeau, head of the Campeau Corporation, tried to acquire Federated Department Stores, the parent company of the prestigious department store Bloomingdale’s. A bidding … Read More 

To trust or not to trust

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Adapted from “The Payoff of Trust,” by Iris Bohnet (Professor, Harvard Kennedy School), first published in the “Negotiation newsletter.” It’s natural to fear trust betrayal, or the violation of pivotal expectations of trustworthiness. Recent corporate and religious scandals have tragically demonstrated the substantial costs of such betrayals. Victims suffer emotional harm, and their ability to trust … Read More 

How emotions affect your talks

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Adapted from “Negotiating Under the Influence,” by Jennifer S. Lerner, Professor, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, first published in the Negotiation newsletter. Imagine you’re about to negotiate with a competing firm about a possible merger. You enter the conference room and find a reasonable and fair representative from the other company, someone you’ve reached mutually … Read More 

Should You Go Dutch?

Posted by & filed under Business Negotiations.

Most everyday auctions are English: they begin with an opening bid, continue with ascending bids, and end when the bidding stops. But for some assets, the seller opens at a very high price, then moves down rather than up if all bidders are silent. … Read More 

“Northern Ireland Peace Process: What Then, What Now, What Next?”

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The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, and Program on Negotiation Present The Right Honorable Shaun Woodward,MP Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on “Northern Ireland Peace Process: What Then, What Now, What Next?”

Date: Wednesday, December 2nd Place: Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor Taubman Building Harvard Kennedy School Campus Time: 10:30-11:45 … Read More 

Be sure to give at the office

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Reciprocation tactics are tried and true. Politicians “logroll” votes on pet projects, companies offer free product samples to consumers, and charitable organizations include small gifts when soliciting donations. According to the norm of reciprocity, if you’re nice to me, I’ll be nice in return, and vice versa. In the realm of negotiation, you can gain many … Read More 

Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict:

Posted by & filed under Conflict Resolution, Daily, Events, The Kelman Seminar.

Conflict in Global Finance After the Meltdown: Reconciling Competing Priorities with Richard Parker Lecturer on Public Policy Shorenstein Center, Harvard Kennedy School Date: November 10, 2009 Time: 4-6 PM Where: CGIS Building, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, 1737 Cambridge Street, Second Floor, N-262 (Bowie Vernon Room), Cambridge MA Contact Chair: Donna Hicks (dhicks@wcfia.harvard.edu). Speaker Bio Richard Parker is Lecturer in Public Policy and … Read More 

Gender in Negotiation and Decision Making Research Seminar

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The research seminar on Gender in Negotiation and Decision Making is jointly sponsored by the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and the Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard Kennedy School. Michael Morris is the Chavkin-Chang Professor of Leadership in the Columbia Business School as well as a Professor in the Psychology Department … Read More