Synthesizing Science and Politics

PON Staff   •  02/17/2008   •  Filed in News

How can we reconcile science and policy? Professor Lawrence Susskind presented an option at the 2008 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting. He argued that stakeholders (including environmentalists and businesses), need to be brought into the very design of a scientific study.

Read more here at the WIRED Blog Network.

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Strengthening the Global Environmental Treaty-Making System

PON Staff   •  02/16/2008   •  Filed in News

Lawrence Susskind, Ford Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning at MIT, author of Environmental Diplomacy (Oxford University Press) and co-author of Transboundary Environmental Negotiation (Jossey-Bass Publishers), and founder of the Consensus Building Institute. Professor Susskind is also the vice-chair of education for the Program on Negotiation’s Executive Committee.

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Negotiation and Nonviolent Action: Interacting in a World of Conflict

PON Staff   •  02/16/2008   •  Filed in News

Amy C. Finnegan is a Ph.D. student in sociology at Boston College.

Susan G. Hackley is the managing director of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School.

Negotiation and nonviolent action are arguably the two best methods humanity has developed for engaging constructively with conflict. Both have played central roles in helping manage or resolve seemingly … Read More 

Bordone on “Digging in Your Heels”

PON Staff   •  01/20/2008   •  Filed in News

Professor Robert Bordone was interviewed for an article about the state of Florida’s decision to ban Allstate from selling new auto insurance until it complies with a subpoena to provide documents to the state relating to possible improper rate setting and collusion. Professor Bordone commented that “when two sides dig in their heels, it’s harder … Read More 

Hands On: Designing a Liturgy for Dialogue

PON Staff   •  01/16/2008   •  Filed in News

The Winter 2008 issue of the Harvard Law Bulletin featured an article on the work of the new Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP). It describes one of HNMCP’s five projects: evaluating a method for promoting reconciliation within the Catholic community. As part of this project, Harvard Law School students Dave Baron (2L) and … Read More 

Seven Secrets for Negotiating with Government

PON Staff   •  01/16/2008   •  Filed in News, Reviews of Books

A negotiation expert provides the blueprint for overcoming the special challenges of doing business with government.

Almost everyone has faced the frustrating task of negotiating with government—local, state, national, or foreign—at some point in their lives. Whether they are applying for a building permit from their local zoning board, trying to sell software to the U.S. … Read More 

Slow Healing in the Catholic Church

PON Staff   •  01/01/2008   •  Filed in News

As the Catholic community continues the difficult process of healing and reconciliation in the wake of abuse scandals, church closings, and critical social issues, the decision by Pope Benedict XVI to avoid Boston on his US visit next spring is a missed opportunity. A face-to-face meeting with Catholics in Boston would have signaled a desire … Read More 

Pakistan Torn Between Two Worlds

PON Staff   •  12/28/2007   •  Filed in News

Professor Adil Najam, director of the Frederick S. Pardee Center and professor of International Relations and Geography and the Environment at Boston University, was a guest on All Things Considered after the death of Benazir Bhutto. He discussed how Pakistan is a “democratic society trapped in an undemocratic state.”

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Negotiation Pedagogy at PON (NP@PON)

PON Staff   •  12/08/2007   •  Filed in News

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Negotiation Pedagogy at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School (NP@PON) is pleased to announce a one-day Negotiation Pedagogy Workshop on Saturday, December 8, 2007. The workshop will be held on the Harvard Law School campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and will feature sessions on new and lesser-known negotiation teaching … Read More 

Buddhism and the Art of Negotiation

PON Staff   •  11/14/2007   •  Filed in News

Would the Buddha be an effective arbiter in a complicated and contentious land trust dispute or a messy divorce? For many experts, the answer is a resounding yes.

While it’s impossible to actually have the ancient spiritual leader himself present in the room on such occasions, several Buddhist scholars, practitioners, and professional mediators at a panel … Read More 

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