Students

The Program on Negotiation (PON) at Harvard Law School welcomes students from across the Boston area who are interested in negotiation, mediation, and conflict management. Advancing issues of negotiation is central to our mission of helping individuals become more effective leaders. That’s why we offer students access to expert insights, internship opportunities, funding for research, and more.

Sign up to receive our Student Interest Group email for details on upcoming events, funding, internship, and employment opportunities.

EXPLORE OUR STUDENT RESOURCES
INSIGHTS FROM WORLD-RENOWNED EXPERTS

We host various events throughout the year, including conversations with world leaders, film series, book discussions, and seminars on current negotiation and mediation tactics employed around the globe. For details about upcoming events, click here.

Our fall Open House provides a great way to engage with like-minded students and faculty and explore the program’s diverse offerings. Join us for our next Open House, September 19, 2019, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., in Milstein West A, Wasserstein Hall.

FUNDING FOR ACADEMIC RESEARCH

PON provides fellowship and grant opportunities to help qualified individuals pursue academic research and projects in the field of negotiation.

Graduate Research Fellowships
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. Each fellow receives a $26,000 stipend for one year of dissertation research and writing in negotiation and related topics in alternative dispute resolution. The fellowship also provides full access to PON facilities and Harvard libraries. To learn more, click here.

Summer Fellowships
Summer fellowship grants focus on the connection between scholarship and practice in negotiation and dispute resolution by supporting students interested in exploring career paths, either professional or academic. Summer fellowships provide students at Harvard University, MIT, Tufts University, and other Boston-area schools with up to $3,500 for internships or summer research projects in negotiation and dispute resolution in partnership with public, nonprofit, or academic organizations. To apply, click here.

Graduate Student Grants
Our Student Grants program supports cutting-edge research projects in the field of negotiation and conflict resolution at the graduate level. Grants are awarded for specific research projects in amounts of up to $1,000. Students from any Boston-area school may apply. To learn more, click here.

Next Generation Grants
Next Generation Grants support research in negotiation and conflict resolution by nontenured faculty and doctoral students. Faculty and students from any school or department within PON’s interuniversity consortium (Harvard, MIT, Tufts) may apply. Postdoctoral students with formal affiliations to Harvard or one of our consortium schools are also welcome to apply. Doctoral student grants are limited to $5,000; nontenured, tenure-track faculty grants are limited to $10,000. To learn more, click here.

COURSES

PON Seminars
PON runs two semester-length courses designed to increase public awareness and understanding of successful conflict resolution. Programs provide participants with a conceptual framework and practical advice for professional and personal development in dispute resolution.

These courses are open to the public and draw participants from a wide range of disciplines, professional fields, and life experiences.

Harvard Law School Negotiation and Mediation Programs
Harvard Law School offers a number of negotiation and mediation opportunities in addition to the offerings at PON:

Negotiating Across Worldviews

Diane Long   •  11/05/2019   •  Filed in Events, student, Students, The Kelman Seminar

The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution presents:

Negotiating Across Worldviews
A discussion with:

Jeffery R. Seul
Lecturer on Peace Studies, Harvard Divinity School
Co-chair, Peace Appeal Foundation
Partner, Holland & Knight

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
4:30-6:00 p.m.
CGIS Knafel North, Room K-354
1737 Cambridge St.
Cambridge, MA


Free and open to the public.
 

About the event:

Leaders and change agents of all kinds must … Read More 

Post-colonial Settlement Strategy: Power, Negotiations, and Territorial Expansion

Diane Long   •  11/01/2019   •  Filed in Events, Middle East Negotiation Initiative (MENI), student, Students

The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and the Middle East Negotiation Initiative are pleased to present:

Post-colonial Settlement Strategy: Power, Negotiations, and Territorial Expansion
A book talk with:

Ehud Eiran
Associate Professor, School of Political Science, University of Haifa, Israel
 

Moderated by:
Robert Mnookin
Samuel Williston Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Former Chair, Executive Committee, Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law … Read More 

Negotiating Equity: Women, Leadership, and Social Transformation

Diane Long   •  10/15/2019   •  Filed in Events, student, Students, The Kelman Seminar

The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution presents:

Negotiating Equity: Women, Leadership, and Social Transformation
 
A discussion with:

Dr. Paula Gutlove
Speaker, Teacher, Trainer, and International Consultant on Negotiation, Leadership, and Conflict Management
Deputy Director, Institute for Resource and Security Studies
 
Monday, October 28, 2019
4:30-6:00 p.m.
CGIS South, Room S030
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA


Free and open to the public.
 

About … Read More 

Negotiating and Litigating Discrimination in Israel-Palestine 2019

Diane Long   •  09/25/2019   •  Filed in Events, student, Students, The Kelman Seminar

The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution,
the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, and the Religion, Conflict and Peace Initiative present:

Negotiating and Litigating Discrimination in
Israel-Palestine 2019
 
A discussion with:

Fady Khoury
S.J.D. candidate at Harvard Law School
Graduate Research Fellow at the Program on Negotiation at HLS
 

Rami Younis
Palestinian writer and cultural activist, Journalist
Movie Director, … Read More 

2019 Program on Negotiation Open House

Diane Long   •  08/30/2019   •  Filed in Events, Student Events, Students

You are cordially invited to the 2019
PON Open House

Interested in the fields of negotiation, conflict resolution, and mediation? Join us!
Thursday, September 19, 2019
6:30 – 8:00 PM
Milstein West A, Wasserstein Hall
Harvard Law School Campus


Come meet PON faculty from Harvard, MIT, Tufts and other schools in the Greater Boston area.  Find out how you can be involved, … Read More 

Announcing the 2019 PON Summer Fellows

PON Staff   •  05/24/2019   •  Filed in Students, Summer Fellowship Grants

negotiation topics in business six negotiation strategies for integrative negotiations involving haggling

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, nonprofit or academic organizations. The Summer Fellowship Program’s emphasis is on advancing the links between scholarship and practice in negotiation and … Read More 

Announcing the 2019-2020 PON Graduate Research Fellows

PON Staff   •  04/22/2019   •  Filed in Graduate Research Fellowships, PON Graduate Research Fellowships, Students

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 PON’s goal of fostering the development of the next generation of scholars, this program provides support for one year of dissertation … Read More 

New Findings in the Field of Negotiation II: Yasmin Zaerpoor and Gali Racabi

Diane Long   •  04/05/2019   •  Filed in Events, Graduate Research Fellowships, PON Graduate Research Fellowships

Integrative Negotiations, Value Creation, and Creativity at the Bargaining Table

The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School is pleased to present:

New Findings in the Field of Negotiation II:
Research from the PON Graduate Research Fellows
With

Yasmin Zaerpoor
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
and 

Gali Racabi
S.J.D. Candidate, Harvard Law School
 
Friday, April 19, 2018
*New Time and Location*
12:15 – 1:45 pm
Hauser Hall, Room 104
Harvard Law … Read More 

New Findings in the Field of Negotiation I: Benjamin J. Spatz and Talia Gillis

PON Staff   •  04/05/2019   •  Filed in Events, Graduate Research Fellowships, PON Graduate Research Fellowships

Integrative Negotiations, Value Creation, and Creativity at the Bargaining Table

The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School is pleased to present:

New Findings in the Field of Negotiation I:
Research from the PON Graduate Research Fellows
with

Benjamin J. Spatz
Ph.D. Candidate, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University 
and

Talia Gillis
PhD. Candidate, Harvard Business School and the Economics Department, Harvard University
S.J.D. Candidate, Harvard Law School
 
Thursday, April 18, 2019
12:00 … Read More 

Announcing the Winter 2019 Next Generation Grant Awardees

Diane Long   •  01/11/2019   •  Filed in PON Next Generation Grants, Students

Twice yearly the Program on Negotiation runs the Next Generation Grant program, which supports research in negotiation and conflict resolution by non-tenured faculty and doctoral students.

We wish to announce our latest grant awardees:

Ariella Kristal
Harvard Business School
Research project: “When knowing is half the battle: Testing the impact of knowledge of the planning fallacy and anchoring in … Read More 

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