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Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict:

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Conflict in Global Finance After the Meltdown:

Reconciling Competing Priorities

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 (

Speaker Bio
Richard Parker is Lecturer in Public Policy and … Read This Post 

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 This Post 

Obama as mediator?

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Recently, a local incident grew into a national dispute that seemed ripe for mediation. After being locked out of his home and forcing his way in, Henry Louis Gates, an African-American Harvard University professor, had a confrontation with Cambridge, Massachusetts police sergeant James Crowley and was arrested for disorderly conduct. In a press conference, President … Read Obama as mediator? 

2009 Program on Negotiation Fall Open House

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Interested in negotiation and conflict resolution?
Come to the Program on Negotiation Open House!

The open house will begin at 6:30pm on Tuesday, September 29th in the PON Library, Pound 513, Harvard Law School.

Meet students and faculty interested in Alternative Dispute Resolution and learn how to get involved. Students from the Boston area and beyond are welcome … Read 2009 Program on Negotiation Fall Open House 

“In the Global Village, Can War Survive?”

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The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University announces the theme for this year’s Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on Negotiation, Conflict, and the News Media.  The 2009-2010 theme is “Reconciliation: Coming together after the shooting stops”

The first seminar will be Tuesday, September 15, 2009.

Title:  “In the Global Village, Can War Survive?”

Speakers:  Susan Hackley, Managing … Read “In the Global Village, Can War Survive?” 

Professor Max Bazerman Publishes a Working Paper: “A Decision-Making Perspective to Negotiation: A Review of the Past and a Look into the Future”

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Professor Max Bazerman, member of the PON Executive Committee and professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School (HBS), and HBS Ph.D. candidate Chia-Jung Tsay published a working paper titled, “A Decision-Making Perspective to Negotiation: A Review of the Past and a Look into the Future” on August 20, 2009.

Through the decision-analytic approach to negotiations, … Read This Post 

Harvard Law School Spotlight on Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program

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Harvard Law School’s News Office recently interviewed Harvard Law School’s Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP) students and faculty about three of the projects on which they worked during the Spring of 2009.
Click here to read the entire interview
Harvard Law School’s Negotiation & Mediation Clinical … Read This Post 

The Consensus Building Approach to Dealing With Town Hall Disruptions

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The debate over how to reform health care has quickly become volatile and often unproductive, with the media focusing on who brings the largest group of shouting protesters.

Professor Lawrence Susskind of the Program on Negotiation and the Consensus Building Institute outlines in his blog how to use a consensus building approach to improve the level … Read This Post 

Balancing Competing Interests, Waxman Style

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What if you were Henry Waxman?

Waxman, in case you haven’t been following the healthcare debate closely, is a man in the middle. The Democratic representative from California is chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and a famed Congressional dealmaker. As a key player in health reform, one of the most complex multi-party negotiations … Read Balancing Competing Interests, Waxman Style