The mission of the Harvard Negotiation Project (HNP) is to improve the theory and practice of conflict resolution and negotiation by working on real world conflict intervention, theory building, education and training, and writing and disseminating new ideas. Under the leadership of HNP’s Director, Professor James Sebenius, HNP is focusing on a number of themes. Current initiatives include the Great Negotiator Study Initiative and the China Negotiation Initiative. Two existing initiatives that continue under HNP are the Harvard International Negotiation Program, directed by HLS Lecturer on Law and HMS Assistant Professor Daniel Shapiro, and the Global Negotiation Initiative, co-founded and led by William Ury, Distinguished Senior Fellow. For a glossary of common Program on Negotiation terms, please reference our Glossary
The Korea Negotiation Initiative is a research project based at the Harvard Negotiation Project devoted to exploring the obstacles to a negotiated resolution of the Korean nuclear crisis. Particular focus is placed on identifying potential set up moves that would make negotiation possible, identifying areas for mutual gain, improving communication channels for reducing the risk … Read More
Join us as Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen of the Harvard Negotiation Project discuss their latest book, Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well. This event is hosted by the Harvard Book Store.
Tuesday, March 4th
6:00 – 7:30 PM
40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA
Entry is $5 – buy your tickets here.
The PON Film Series has shown nearly 50 films over the past several years at events that are open to students and the public. On December 8, the PON Film Series had a “world premiere” of several short films about the Abraham Path Initiative, a hiking trail being developed in the Middle … Read More
William Ury, Co-founder
Joshua Weiss, Co-founder
Jason Cheng Qian
The Project, or HNP as it is commonly known, was created in 1979 and was one of the founding organizations of the Program on Negotiation consortium. The work of faculty, staff, and students associated with HNP routinely … 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.